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Members of the Burton FFA judging teams competed all over the state in various competitions last month, traveling over 1,200 miles.

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A multitude of contests were held at the annual Washington County 4-H Round-Up on Monday, Feb. 8 at the Washington County Expo Event Center here. Public Speaking, Share the Fun skits, the 4-H Fashion Show and Educational Presentations were among the contests judged. The Blinn College Agricul…

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The Washington County Extension Horticulture Committee will host the 2020 Washington County Pecan Show. The committee welcomes entries from landowners across the area who have an interest in learning more about their pecan trees and testing the quality of their crop.

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Despite rains in parts of Texas and more in the immediate forecast, summer 2020 looks like it will be especially dry and hot for most of the state, according to a Texas A&M Forest Service expert.

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Tuesday’s Bluebonnet Master Gardeners Lunch-N-Learn series will feature internationally known William “Bill” Welch as he discusses sustainable landscape principals.

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Pest management is a technical pursuit. It requires the control of insects and other arthropods, vertebrate pests and undesirable plants. It requires education, training and experience in order to accomplish this control in an effective, economically sound, and environmentally safe manner.

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COLEMAN, Texas — Keely Mikolajchak from Chappell Hill recently participated in an extensive, hands-on educational Ranch Brigades camp on ranching and land stewardship at the Warren Ranch.

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One of the highlights of the 4-H year is compiling records of all the events and activities 4-Hers are involved in to promote learning, leadership, community service, character building and youth development.

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It was a “Texas Two Step” at the 2019 National Junior Santa Gertrudis Show (NJSGS) held in Bryan recently, when “Great Gert Youth and Good Gert Cattle” were celebrated at the highly anticipated annual event.

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COLLEGE STATION — The 2019 Ranch Horse Program, to be held Aug. 4 in College Station in conjunction with the Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course, will cover a range of topics for successful equine management.

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Owning agricultural land in Texas is certainly a privilege, and, as with any great privilege, comes great responsibility.

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The Mill Creek Watershed Partnership is hosting a Lone Star Healthy Streams workshop on Friday, June 21 at the Washington County fairgrounds sales facility, 1305 East Blue Bell Road.

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The Washington County Extension Dairy Committee and 4-H dairy judging teams have announces that the annual Washington County Dairy Day is scheduled for Saturday.

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FORT WORTH — Kara Matheney, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agent for Washington County, received the Outstanding Beef County Extension Agent award at the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association Convention here recently.

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Bokashi composting — converting household kitchen wastes into a rich organic soil — will be the next topic at the Bluebonnet Master Gardeners’ “Lunch-n-Learn” series.

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For the third year in a row, the Washington County 4-H Livestock Judging Team won the Junior Division of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo’s 4-H/FFA Livestock Judging Contest.

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A beekeeper holds a frame while showing school participants the queen and honey. A beekeeper school will be held here March 23.