Cattle Trails Wheat and Stocker Conference set for July 29

Missy HodginTexas AgriLife AgentIn an effort to bring producers new research and technology based on ever-changing environmental conditions, the Cattle Trails Wheat and Stocker Cattle Conference will be held July 29 in Wichita Falls, jointly hosted by AgriLife Extension … [Read more...]

11 Henrietta FFA members attend convention, six earn state degree

2014 HFFA Lonestars

Eleven members of the Henrietta chapter attended the 86th annual Texas FFA Convention July 14-18 in Fort Worth, receiving honors and scholarships for their work in the leadership organization. Henrietta delegates Makenzie White, Keaton Davis, Josey Cleveland, Luke … [Read more...]

Foreign persons with lands in the US required to report holdings

Mike McDonald, executive director of the Clay-Jack County USDA Farm Service Agency, reminds foreign persons with an interest in agricultural lands in the United States that they are required to report their holdings and any transactions to the U.S. Secretary of … [Read more...]

Eating healthy can be done on a budget

By Sherri HalsellTexas AgriLife AgentYou do not need to spend a future to eat healthy. You just need to change your grocery shopping habits. To help keep the cost of food down focus on MyPlate foods first when making your grocery list then add a few extras. Make a … [Read more...]

Henrietta FFA members attend Area IV leadership conference

Henrietta FFA members Macey Baber, Josey Cleveland and Conner Chambers attended the Area IV FFA Leadership Conference in Brownwood June 24-25. Cleveland is the vice president of Area IV. Baber serves a reporter for the Wichita District. Baber and Chambers also serve as chapter officers.

Three Henrietta FFA members joined more than 150 participants from across the region at this year’s Area IV FFA Leadership Conference held in Brownwood June 24-25. Henrietta chapter members attending were Macey Baber, Josey Cleveland and Conner Chambers. The … [Read more...]

Landowners responsible for managing, testing private water wells

Missy HodginTexas AgriLife AgentTexas landowners are responsible for managing the drinking water from their private wells. To protect your water supply, accurate records need to be kept on each well, potential sources of contamination should be identified and managed … [Read more...]

Clay County 4-H’ers win Texas Opportunity scholarships

Pickett Scholarship

Two Clay County women were presented with scholarships totaling $20,000 during the Texas 4-H Roundup, June 9-13 at Texas A&M in College Station. Cassie Pickett of Henrietta has won the $18,000 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo scholarship. Pickett, a member of … [Read more...]

Youth invited to participate in county cup cake challenge

All youth — boys and girls, ages 8 to 18 — are welcome to participate in the first Clay County Cupcake Challenge on Wednesday, June 25.  The event is similar to the Cupcake Wars as seen on the Food Network. The contest will be limited to the first 20 individuals … [Read more...]

Coconut craze health claims lacking in evidence

Sherri HalsellTexas AgriLife AgentWalk into a local health store, or even your local grocery store and you are likely to see coconut oil. Coconut oil is one of the latest health trends. However, do you have all of the facts on coconut oil? Coconut oil is a tropical … [Read more...]

Baber, Cleveland to serve as district, area FFA officers

Macey Baber and Josey Cleveland

Henrietta FFA members Josey Cleveland and Macey Baber have been elected to serve as officers for the Area IV FFA and Wichita District FFA associations. Cleveland will serve as vice president of Area IV during the 2014-15 school year. She is also the Henrietta Chapter … [Read more...]