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Jan 22, 2016

2016 Producer Appreciation Meal

The cooperator appreciation meal was a huge success with over 100 guests! A big thank you to everyone who attended. At the meal we honored producers that participated in result demonstrations with name-engraved Yeti mugs, and had a raffle for a huge Yeti cooler, which was won by Ronnie Gerik. Also honored for their help with the feral hog program were Amanda and Justin Buzbee from Kynadi Feed and Chase Yankee from the Itasca Coop. Marty Jungman (retired IPM agent) also received a special honor for his continued support and dedication to the AgriLife program. 

From left to right: Zach Davis (CEA-ANR), Jeff Ripley, Ronnie Gerik, Richard Machac, Rodney Schronk, Jason Hejl, Josh Gerik, Kenneth Machac, Xandra Morris (CEA-IPM)

Honorees not in attendance were Ronnie Joe Gerik, Chad Radke, Todd Lynn Kimbrell, Jr. and Kevin Ripley.

We thank Jerry Gerik and his crew for cooking an excellent meal, and the Knights of Columbus for the use of the KC Hall in West.

Jan 21, 2016

January Updates

Because we have started the blog in late January, we thought we would make the first post a compiled list of notes, news, articles, and information you might find interesting or helpful. Feel free to leave comments or send us an e-mail if you have other news sources or would like to see more on a particular subject.

  • The Producer Appreciation Meal is tonight, Thursday January the 21st at the KC Hall in West starting at 6pm. We appreciate your attendance as we recognize our sponsors, producers involved in result demonstrations, and others. A steak dinner cooked by Jerry Gerik will be served at 6:45pm. 
  • 2015 Result Demonstration Handbooks (as well as handbooks from previous years) are available by request at the Hill Co. extension office.
  • The Texas Corn Producers Board are holding elections for 2016. Ballots must be sent in by mail are are available at county extension offices as well as local grain elevators. More information on the elections can be found on their webpage.
  • Texas Corn Producers published an article on Jan. 19th on current fertilizer prices.
  • At the BIG Conference on Jan. 7th, Dr. Paul Baumann (a weed scientist from A&M) presented information on the timing of weed control. It is a webinar that offers CEU credits.
Feel free to discuss these topics in the comments below.

Jan 19, 2016


Welcome to the Hill County Texas A&M AgriLife Extension blog. Blog posts will focus on Integrated Pest Management as well as Agriculture and Natural Resource issues. The blog will be updated at least weekly with current pest updates, photos from around the county, weather forecasts, new technologies and research from A&M and other sources, and more. We also hope to include current event interviews and articles from producers, agents, and specialists.

Please contact the Hill County Extension office if you have questions, comments, or concerns, or would like to contribute to the blog. You can also e-mail xandra.morris@ag.tamu.edu or ztdavis@ag.tamu.edu