Agriculture and Outdoor

A camp man’s winter work

    BARBARA ANDERSON   |  HESPERIAN-BEACON     PHOTOS BY SARAH REESE   “ANOTHER DEAD ONE…” WERE THE WORDS JACE PFENNINGER SAID as he hopped out of the pickup to load up the calf’s cold, still body. Pfenninger is a camp man for 3B Cattle Company, located north of Floydada in Floyd County, and…

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2021 Floyd County Stock Show held

By Teresa Bigham/The Hesperian-Beacon— MUNCY – Floyd County youth showed off their finest animals in the annual Floyd County Stock Show held in the Floyd County Friends Unity Center in Muncy Jan. 7-10. The steer, heifer and rabbit shows were held on Thursday, Jan. 7, and the remainder of the show along with the buyers’…

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Homeowner landscapes highlight of online horticulture program

By Kay Ledbetter/Texas AgriLife Extension Service— Homeowners in the High Plains — indeed anywhere in Texas — will have the opportunity to learn more about caring for their trees, ornamental plants and other landscape plants during a five-day online Texas High Plains Horticulture Program Feb. 1-5. “This will not be the traditional crop educational program,”…

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County seniors awarded scholarships

Glass named Sweepstakes winner By Teresa Bigham/The Hesperian-Beacon— MUNCY – The Floyd County Junior Livestock Show Scholarship winners were announced before the Stock Show Sale last Saturday night. This year’s scholarship recipients are Hunter Lefevre, LHS senior, Audrey Rexrode, LHS senior, Kalebh Cook, LHS senior and Ryder Glass, FHS senior. Each of these high school…

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Caprock Crop Production Conference set

By Susan Himes/Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service— The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will be presenting the annual Caprock Crop Production Conference on Jan. 22 from 9 a.m.-noon. The event will be held virtually on the Zoom meeting platform. The cost is $10 per person, and advance registration is required. There will be three Texas…

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Farm fresh goodness

      By Teresa Bigham/The Hesperian-Beacon— Eggs are one of the nature’s most perfect protein sources. That’s why the average American eats more than 260 eggs each year, according to Flock Management. Not all eggs are created equally. Egg quality, taste and nutrition are connected to the production system behind the egg. It all…

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High Plains Cotton Conference set for online

By Kay Ledbetter / Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service— The High Plains Cotton Conference, hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, will be presented online Thursday, Jan. 28, with programming running from 9 – 11 a.m. The program will be free to all, with sponsorship by FMC Corp. “We want to continue to provide…

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