Milam County agriculture isn’t all corn and cotton. Experts say 2014 is turning out to be a better than average year and roadside trailer loaded with melons have been a familiar sight in the Rockdale area for many weeks. This patch is just north of Rockdale on County Road 305. Full Story
COMMENTS FROM CHERYL
Dates listed for major stock shows
A ll major livestock shows require exhibitors to pass the quality counts “Texas Trail.”
It is an online self paced guided experience through quality assurance and character education with your livestock project.
The overall experience takes approximately 2 hours to complete, and can be stopped and restarted as many times as needed. Full Story
MILAM 4-H NEWS
Time for 4-Hers to re-enroll in program
I t is time for 4-Hers, parents and leaders to re-enroll for the 2014 - 2015 4-H Year.
Enrollment opened on Aug. 15th. You must re-enroll each year to continue to compete in livestock shows, judging contests, or other competitions.
The family email address on 4-H Connect is the one used to provide county news updates and state 4-H news updates. Full Story
Rockdale Fair lists deadlines
Pickup of broilers Wednesday, Aug. 27
Rockdale Fair animal rules and entry form are posted on the Agrilife Extension website, milam. agrilife.org/.
Here is a summary of important entry deadlines:
• Aug. 27—Broiler pickup, 5 to 7 p.m., New Salem Building, Rockdale Fair Park (bring box for broilers) . Full Story
Milam youth participate in leadership camps
SAN ANTONIO – Milam County residents, Neeraj Bhakta of Cameron and Patrick Dean of Rockdale, participated in the Texas Brigades summer leadership camps in June and July.
They were among one hundred sixty-five high school students that took part in this award-winning leadership program. Full Story