The Northwest District Horseshow was this past weekend at the Paul Battle Arena in Tunica and the Yalobusha County 4-H horse club participants dominated the show. Cole McCorckle won the Junior Hi-Point award for goat and cattle classes. Janna Turner won the Cody Byford Memorial Award for Senior Hi-point Speed events. Casey Moss won the overall Senior Hi-Point Award and her speed horse, TJ, won the overall Hi-Point horse Award.
Jadon Pickle also won his class in the barrel racing event. Yalobusha County has a small group of participants but they certainly are at the top of their game. Casey, Cole, Janna and Jadon all qualified for the State Horse Show in Jackson on June 22-24.
While at the horse show this weekend I was able to get a first-hand look at some of the crops in the delta. Most years our crops don’t compare very well to the delta, but with all the rain they have been getting this year I think we are ahead. I talked to the Extension Agent from Tunica and he said that they were getting every little rain that blew past them and were too wet to finish planting their crop.
I also saw a lot of weeds in all of their crops over there, I know that they will get that under control but sometimes it is good to know that the hill farmers are ahead.
The last vegetable growing class of the summer will be held on June 15th at the Multipurpose Building in Coffeeville at 6 p.m. We will discuss marketing your produce and proper handling procedures for vegetables. The vegetable classes have been enjoyable for all that have been involved in them. I decided to make what was supposed to be a one-night class and break it into a four-part series spread over the growing season. If you didn’t get to make it to any of the classes this summer, I plan on giving them again next summer and trying to improve on them even more.
A couple of weeks ago I gave a landscape maintenance class at the Multi-purpose building and some of the feedback that I received has prompted me to start planning for another class later in the summer. The request was made for a Landscape Design type class by several of the participants. I am going to work on that class and offer it by the end of the summer in time for fall planting.
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