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.
September 30, 2019 - Plans for the 2019 Shelby County Broiler Show & Sale are set. The sift will start at 9am, Saturday, October 5th. The show will start around 11am. Both the sift and show will be in Raymond Motor Company’s Pavilion. The judge for the show will be Jacob Coppage.
September 25, 2019 - On Wednesday, September 18th, AgriLife Extension and Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Health and Fitness Committee kick-off registration for the annual fall Walk Across Texas worksite wellness and county challenge.
August 5, 2019 - You are invited to attend the Texas Extension Education Association Women on the Go Club, Thursday, August 8th from noon to 1 p.m. at the Extension office, located at 266 Nacogdoches Street in Center. Come out, bring a friend, and enjoy this learning experience.
July 15, 2019 (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.
July 8, 2019 - You are invited to attend the Texas Extension Education Association Women on the Go Club, Thursday, July 11th 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.
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.
June 19, 2019 - Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service - Shelby County will be hosting their annual 4-H Kids Sewing Sensations Day Camps (beginner and advanced) in 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.