AgriLife

Poultry Festival Broiler Show Workshop

August 16, 2018 - Texas A&M AgriLife Extension is hosting a Poultry Festival Broiler Show Workshop on Thursday, August 16th, 2018 from 6pm until 8pm at 266 Nacogdoches St. in the Old Elementary School  Library Building.

The County Extension Office will be holding the annual Broiler Show workshop which is a free program open to everyone. You will learn about chick maintenance, feeding, how to construct your pen, plus much more! If you have any questions, please call the Extension office at 936-598-7744.

Broiler Show: Mandatory Meeting Today

July 2, 2018 - Last day to order broilers for the Shelby County 4 H and FFA Broiler show is here!

A pen of 30 chicks can be ordered and purchased for $30. Show rules and paperwork may be picked-up at the Extension office at 266 Nacogdoches Street (Old Elementary School Library Bldg.) All orders are due no later than July 2nd and are payable by check or money order only. Tentative date for pick-up of show chickens is the week of August 20, 2018. The 2018 Broiler Show and Sale will be held on October 6, 2018.

Shelby County Winter Forage Seminar

July 24, 2018 (Flyer/Registration Form) - Texas A&M AgriLife Extension is hosting Shelby County Winter Forage Seminar on August 14, 2018 at 6pm in the Extension office. The cost is $10 per person in advance and $15 at the door. RSVP by August 9, 2018 at the Extension office or by mail with payment.

Dr. Vanessa Corriher-Olson, Texas A&M Forage Specialist will speak about "Rye Grass, Small Grains, Legume Varieties, Planting and Fertilizing."

Herbicide Applications During Dry, Hot Months

July 9, 2018 - Invasive brush can decrease forage productivity for livestock or decrease brush diversity valuable for wildlife habitat.  Most ranchers find themselves constantly considering options for brush management, weighing not only the cost and effectiveness, but also when they can find the time to complete the treatments.   As temperatures continue to climb across our area and the chances of rainfall seem to be weakening, it’s important to consider the effect this will have on any herbicide applications.

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