AG & OUTDOORS BRIEFS
Go Texan to hosts scholarship event
To continue its goal of improving scholarship awards for 2013 and beyond, the Milam County Area Go Texan Committee will host a fund-raiser on Saturday, Sept. 22 at the K-C Hall in Rockdale.
“In return for your support of only $125, you will be offered a chance to win one of the three top prizes of $7,500, $2,500 or $1,000, a dinner for two, four complimentary drink tickets and an evening of dancing and good times to ‘Ricky Calmbach and Texas Standard Time’,” ambassador Jennifer Hanke said.
Tickets are available through any Milam County Area Go Texan Committee Member. For more information, contact Hanke at 254- 541-4699 or Sandra Waiser, giveaway chairman, at 979-219-4092.
To be eligible for a Milam County Go Texan Scholarship, the prospective applicant must be graduating from a Milam County public or private school and must have been a member of a Milam County 4-H Club or FFA organization in Milam County for two years while in high school.
Local farm in fall sire evaluation report
GAUSE—Fluharty Farms LLC, located in Gause, owns one bull listed in the 2012 Fall Sire Evaluation Report published by the American Angus Association® in Saint Joseph, Mo. Issued in both the spring and fall, the new report features the latest performance information available on 6,067 sires, and is currently accessible at www.angussiresearch.com.
The Fall 2012 evaluation includes a full suite of EPDs for production, maternal, and carcass traits. Available decision-making tools also include: values, the bio-economic indexes designed to assist commercial producers in simplifying the genetic selection process.
The semi-annual analysis for the Sire Evaluation Report utilizes over 21 million measures used to generate nearly 62 million EPDs for the Angus breed.
Schneider team roping, cookoff set for Oct. 5-6
SALTY—The 17th annual Maggie Schneider Memorial Scholarship Team Roping and Chili Cookoff will be held Oct. 5-6 at the Joey & Phyllis Hiney Ranch Arena, Thorndale (Salty Community), according to organizer Richard Schneider.
Friday night entertainment includes a three-person Steer Saddling Jackpot Contest, plus a two-person Calf Dressing Contest. The Steer Saddling Contest will start at 8 p.m. and Calf Dressing to follow. Steer Saddling is $50 per team. Calf Dressing is $30 per team.
On Saturday, team roping and chili cookoff jackpot events will be held. Cost is $50 per team for chili and $25 for beans. Teams may enter multiple times. There is a 70-percent pay back in chili and beans. Electricity is not provided.
To enter the cookoff, send money to: Maggie Schneider Memorial, 1205 E. Salty, Thorndale, TX 76577.
All proceeds go to the Maggie Schneider Memorial Scholarship Fund.
For more information, contact Schneider, 512-760-8689, 512- 898-1800 or 512-898-2692, or Debbie Cepak, 512-365-4887.
LRBMGA taking new class applications
CAMERON—The Texas AgriLife Extension Office and Little River Basin Master Gardener Association (LRBMGA) are sponsoring classes for those wanting to learn more about gardening or those wanting to become a certified Master Gardener.
Classes will be held on Wednesday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon at the Cameron Chamber of Commerce, beginning mid-January and culminating with a graduation ceremony in mid-May.
The fee for the class is $150, which includes The Master Gardener Handbook, a valuable reference manual each class member will get to keep. The fee also includes one soil sample test, field trip fees, speaker fees, materials for class, a name badge and graduation luncheon.
For more information about the organization, visit their website at www.txmg.org/milam.
Applications should be received by the Extension Office no later than Oct. 1. For more information or for an application, please call the Texas AgriLife Extension Service at 254-697-7045 or drop by the Extension Office at 100 East 1st Street in Cameron.
Applications can also be requested by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.