August 17, 2018 - Calling all Shelby County youth and parents! Have you ever wanted to learn something new and different while having fun? Well we have it, from cooking, taking pictures, fashion, robotics, shooting sports, raising and showing livestock and much, much more for youth 3rd through 12th grades.
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.
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.
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August 1, 2018 - You are invited to attend the Texas Extension Education Association Women on the Go Club, Thursday, August 9th from noon to 1:00 p.m. at the Extension office, located at 266 Nacogdoches Street in Center. Come out, bring a friend, and enjoy this learning experience.
July 25, 2018 - Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Shelby County will be hosting a canning workshop on Saturday, July 28, 2018 from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Extension office, 266 Nacogdoches Street, Center, TX 75935.
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."
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.
June 28, 2018 (Broiler Show Information Sheet | Broiler Show Rules) - Are you a youth in grades 3rd through 12th and interested in showing chickens at the upcoming East Texas Poultry Festival? The Shelby County 4-H Poultry project offers many activities to youth of all ages.
June 11, 2018 - Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service - Shelby County will be hosting their annual 4-H Kids Day Camps featuring cooking and sewing during June and July in Center, Texas. This program is open to all youth ages 9 through 18, and you do not have to be a member of 4-H to participate.