Farm and Ranch
  • Triticale is a cross between wheat and rye. It has longer awns than wheat traditionally does. (Texas A&M AgriLife Research photo by Kay Ledbetter)
  • As prices for calves continue to reach historic levels, beef cattle producers could see increased revenue by implementing cost-effective calf management practices, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economists. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Blair Fannin)
  • Forage and stocking management is one of several topics that will be discussed Sept. 25 as part of Rebuilding the Beef Herd program at Camp Cooley Ranch near Franklin. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Blair Fannin)
  • Please join the Fannin Soil and Water Conservation District, the Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative in Texas and the USDA-Natural Resource Conservation Resource Services for a native grass establishment tour beginning at 9:00 a.m. Thursday, September 25. Six different trials of native grass were planted in the fall of 2012 and you will be able to view the results of two years growth. The Fannin SWCD will furnish water for the morning and lunch at noon. Please RSVP by September 19 if you plan to have lunch.
  • It is easy to see why wildflowers continue to grow more popular with each passing year and now the Fannin Soil & Water Conservation District is preparing to offer wildflower seeds for sale beginning Tuesday, September 2. photo by Allen Rich
  • Brady Surber, a Texas A&M AgriLife Research technician, measures the 7-year-old regrowth height of a mesquite tree. (Texas A&M AgriLife Research photo by Dr. Jim Ansley)
  • Congressionally mandated payment reductions to take effect at beginning of new fiscal year
  • On October 16 and 17, The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Collin County will be hosting the 2014 Collin County Open Commercial Heifer Show and Sale. The show and sale is open to producers who may be interested in participating from the North Texas area.
  • Though rains came too late for many dryland fields in the Texas High Plains for them to reach full yield potential, there are still many reasons to remain optimistic for a good crop, according to a Texas A&M University AgriLife Extension Service agronomist. (Texas AgriLife Communications photo)
  • To enter the hay show, participants will need to bring their samples to the Derrell Hall Education Center at 2505 N. Center St. in Bonham by September 5, 2014. Samples will be delivered to the Noble Foundation in Ardmore, Oklahoma for forage analysis. Classes offered for the hay show will include Legumes, Summer Annuals, Bermudagrass, Small Grains/Ryegrass/Winter Annuals, and Others.
  • While wheat has been more traditionally grown in the Panhandle, Rolling Plains and Southern High Plains, more and more is also being grown in the Blacklands, South Central Texas and other areas. (Texas A&M AgriLife Research photo by Kay Ledbetter)
  • Program is Tuesday, September 9, 2014 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Grayson County Courthouse, 2nd floor Assembly Room. September is the month to select your pigs for the major and county shows. A swine project is a great project for youth and the family. So much can be learned from such a project - responsibility, consistency, animal care, discipline, showmanship, etc. Local experts with a lot of experience will be covering the topics of swine selection, nutrition management, and project costs. A portion of the program will be presented to us by local 4-Hers. They will discuss the project from a youth’s perspective.