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Livestock Judging Team at the State Fair in Dallas

October 9, 2019 - The Shelby County 4H Livestock Junior teams stepped out for their first competition this 2019-2020 season at The State Fair in Dallas, TX this week. Coach, Blake Gamble, took two teams comprised of Cale Cornelius, Hannah Wages, Tucker Gamble, Camille Greer, Allison Gamble, and Carter Greer. The teams fared well among the competition, ranking 15th and 29th overall. The two high point individuals, Cale Cornelius and Camille Greer, placed 12th and 24th respectively. It was a great start, and we’re looking forward to continued success.

Saving an Old Oak

June 28, 2019 - Many is the time that I get a call about an old, ill oak tree. “It’s been there for generations.” “I used to swing under it as a child.” “It’s was planted by my great grandparents.”

You get the idea. There is huge sentimental value attached to it. And it is doing poorly.

Tomatoes Struggling

June 27, 2019 - I’ve read somewhere that tomatoes are the most popular vegetable grown by home gardeners in America. I don’t know if that’s really true, but I do think of it as one of the most popular vegetables in East Texas. 

I’ve been asked recently about some problems with our local garden tomatoes. Recent rains and our typical humidity are starting to cause problems on tomatoes for area gardeners. 

Three different types of issues have been brought to my attention so far this season. Fungal disease physiological problems and herbicide injury.

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