Agriculture and Outdoor

Marmolejo honored with Reinke Platinum Plus Technician Service Award

Special to The Hesperian-Beacon                  (DESHLER, Neb.) – Reinke announces that Paul Marmolejo with Agriculture Precision Supply in Floydada has earned the Platinum PLUS (Proven Leaders in Unmatched Service) Certified Technician Award. The award is the most elite technical service designation awarded by Reinke. “Being recognized as a Platinum PLUS Certified Technician is a remarkable accomplishment,”…

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Private Applicator Training offered

By Dagan Teague/Special to the Hesperian-Beacon— FLOYD COUNTY – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Floyd County will present a Private Applicator Training March 3 at the Floyd County AgriLife Extension office at 8:30 a.m. This training is for people who do not have a Texas Department of Agriculture license to apply restricted-use pesticides on…

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Enroll in Key Safety Net Programs

By Gary Six /State Executive Director , USDA Farm Service Agency— The clock is ticking… March 16 is THE LAST day to make what is likely one of the most important business decisions you will make for your farming operation this year. If you have not already visited your local Farm Service Agency (FSA) county…

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McInvale captures win at Fort Worth Stock Show

By Teresa Bigham/The Hesperian-Beacon— FORT WORTH – The county’s FFA and 4-H youth have traveled to Ft. Worth with their cattle. The Floyd County Hesperian-Beacon would like to congratulate each one for your hard work and deduction. Kaylee McInvale of Lockney captured Reserve Junior Champion Heifer, Reserve Grand Champion Heifer, and first in Showmanship with…

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Floyd County Gins Produce over 134,203 Cotton Bales

By Teresa Bigham/The Hesperian-Beacon— FLOYD COUNTY – Producers in Texas Cotton Belt reported lower than expected yields as a result of a tough beginning, middle and end to the 2019 growing season, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts. Extreme weather conditions such as extended rain & high temperatures caused many to miss their…

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2020 Floyd County Stock Show

Photos Courtesy of Teresa Bigham 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 Unity Center on Jan.9-11. The steer and heifer shows was held on Thursday, Jan 9. and the rest of the show was held on Saturday,…

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Caprock Crop Production Conference held at Unity Center

By Teresa Bigham/The Hesperian-Beacon MUNCY – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service held the Caprock Crop Production conference for Crosby and Floyd County on Friday, January 24, at the Floyd County Unity Center in Muncy. The event got underway at 7 a.m. with registration, coffee and donuts. The speakers began at 8 a.m. and ran…

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TPW Commission Approves Changes to Assist with Growth of Managed Lands Deer Program

AUSTIN – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission has approved changes to the Managed Lands Deer Program (MLDP), which provides landowners and land managers with additional flexibility to manage deer populations, improve habitats, and provide greater hunting opportunities under the guidance of department biologists. The approved changes include clarifying existing program provisions and establishing fees…

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County Seniors Awarded Scholarship

Lira named sweepstakes winner               FLOYD COUNTY— The Floyd County Junior Stock Show Scholarship Winners were announced before the Stock Show Sale last Saturday night. This year’s scholarship recipients are Ruth Ramirez, Senior FHS, Andrez Suarez, Senior FHS, Sweepstake Winner Jose Lira, Senior FHS and Kaylee McInvale, Senior LHS.…

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Producers needed for Playa Basin Focus Groups

Special to The Hesperian-Beacon— LUBBOCK TX — (January 17, 2020) — Are you an agricultural producer with one or more playa basins on land you own or rent? If so, Playa Lakes Joint Venture (PLJV) invites you to participate in upcoming focus group meetings to provide input on  new calculator tools that can convey potential impacts…

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