District 8 Farm and Ranch Seminar

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A multi-county Farm and Ranch Seminar for farmers and ranchers conducted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in District 8 is scheduled December 12, 2019.  The District 8 Farm and Ranch Seminar will be offered at 13 locations across Central Texas.

Private Applicators License holders must obtain 15 hours of CEUs every five years to renew/recertify their license; including two hours of Laws and Regulations, two hours of Integrated Pest Management (IPM), and any mix of these and General hours to equal the required 15 hours of CEUs. Licensed commercial and non-commercial applicators are required to recertify every year by obtaining five continuing education credits with one credit each from two of the following categories: laws and regulations, integrated pest management or drift minimization.

The December 12th seminar will provide participants with the opportunity to receive up to seven (7) CEUs.
Of these seven (7) hours, two (2) hour will be in General, two (2) hours in IPM, two (2) hours in Laws and Regulations and one (1) hour in Drift.  Licensed commercial and non-commercial applicators will be able to obtain their required five hours within the first five hours of the program.

Topics and speakers include:

  • General Laws and Regulations, Mark Matocha, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Ag and environmental Safety Specialist.
  • Ticks of Texas and the Disease They Carry, an IPM Approach, Sonja Swiger, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Extension Entomologist.
  • Laws and Regulation Updates and Complaint Process, Perry Cervantes, Texas Department of Agriculture, Coordinator for Pesticide Certification & Compliance. 
  • TDA General Laws and Regulations Compliance, Elizabeth Prokop, Texas Department of Agriculture, Certification Compliance.
  • Pasture Weed and Brush Herbicide Update, Josh McGinty, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Specialist.
  • Pasture Pest Management, David Kerns, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Entomology Department. 
  • Pesticides from the Ground UP, Scott Nolte, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Weed Specialist.

Program registration cost is $50, which includes lunch, breaks and handout materials.  Registration will begin at each of the 13 locations at 7AM with presentations starting at 7:30AM and running till 3:00PM.

Persons interested in attending one of these programs on December 12th can pre-register by contacting the location you plan to attend.  Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service county offices hosting meetings are listed below.

Individuals with disabilities requiring an auxiliary aid or special accommodations in order to participate in this program are asked to contact the Extension Office in charge of the location you plan to attend to determine how reasonable accommodations may be met.


RSVP to the location you will be attending.

Participating Counties Physical Locations RSVP
Phone Number
Johnson, Bosque, Somervell Cleburne Senior Center,
1212 Glenwood Dr, Cleburne, TX 76033
Cook’s Fish Barn
3669 TX-36, Comanche, TX 76442
Bell Bell County Expo
301 W Loop 121, Belton, TX 76513
Williamson Georgetown Annex
100 Wilco Way, Rm 226, Georgetown, TX 78626
Navarro Navarro County Youth Expo
4021 W Hwy 22, Corsicana, TX 75110
Coryell Gatesville Civic Center
301 Veteran’s Memorial Dr, Gatesville, TX 76528
Ellis Ellis County Extension Office
701 S I-35, Waxahachie, TX 75165
Freestone Fairfield Civic Center
500 Oak St, Fairfield, TX 75840
Robertson, Milam,
Leon, Falls
Pridgeon Community Center
351 Cooks Ln, Franklin, TX 77856
McLennan MCC Emergency Services Bldg
7601 Stienbeck Bend Rd, Waco, TX 76401
Hill Hill County Fairgrounds
1180 South Waco St, Hillsboro, TX 76645
Limestone Limestone County Courthouse
200 West State St, Groesbeck, TX 76642
Erath, Hood,
Texas A&M AgriLife Research Center
1229 N US 281, Stephenville, TX 76401

4-H Recordbook Workshop

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The Somervell County “Crop Circle”- Local Agricultural Newsletter

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FCS 2015 Holiday Newsletter

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2015 Hemphill County Beef Conference & Ag Tour

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The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Hemphill County will host the 2015 Beef Conference and Ag Tour, which organizers hope will become an annual event, on April 28-29.

“We wanted to create an event to assist cow/calf and beef producers with educational information that could add value to their calf crops,” said Andy Holloway, AgriLife Extension agriculture and natural resources agent in Hemphill County.


Rancher Roundtable

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Multi-agency event to cover all aspects of fire as a range management tool

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu

Contact: Dr. Morgan Russell, 325-653-4576, Morgan.Russell@ag.tamu.edu

ABILENE – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and several state and federal agencies will conduct the Rancher Roundtable: Facilitating the Use of Prescribed Fire through Grazing Management symposium May 13-15 in Abilene.

The meeting will be held in the Big Country Hall, 1982 Lytle Way, located on the Taylor County Expo Center grounds.

Dr. Morgan Russell, AgriLife Extension range specialist at San Angelo, said the event will highlight key speakers from her agency, Texas A&M AgriLife Research, U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service, Oklahoma State University, The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, Texas Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative and industry professionals. (more…)

Texas Rural Leadership Conference

SAVE THE DATE Texas Rural Leadership ConferencePass the Word: Texas Rural Leadership Conference, May 19-21, 2015

Scheduled at the Horseshoe Bay Resort, this major event targets local residents, elected officials, and Extension professionals from rural and underserved communities. Participants will experience a premier educational and planning program about inclusive leadership and fostering connections within and between communities to identify assets and improve quality of life.

The conference is a joint effort with the Texas Rural Leadership Program (TRLP), a non-profit 501c3 corporation and an AgriLife Extension partner. Early bird registration ($200) runs through March 29, while the conference rate for hotel reservations is available through April 19.

Last Chance CEU’s

                               The SomeLast Chance CEU's 4.21.15rvell County AgriLife Extension Office Will be offering the Last Chance Video Class on Tuesday, April 21st.  This class will offer 8 total CEU’s.  Stay for the entire day or only come for the courses you need.

Please call Zach Davis at 254-897-2809 with any questions or to RSVP.

Grassfed Beef Conference

Grassfed Beef ConferenceTexas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is pleased to announce the fifth conference focused on grassfed beef production.

Consumer interest in natural, grassfed and organic beef continues to rise. If you’d like to learn more about grassfed beef production and how it’s different, mark your calendar for May 28 – 29, 2015 to be in College Station for this year’s Grassfed Beef Conference.

We’re excited about the interest among participants and the outstanding lineup of speakers that will come together for this information-sharing opportunity. Here’s a chance to learn more about beef production… from pasture to plate.

For more information contact Dr. Rick Machen at rmachen@ag.tamu.edu or 830-278-9151.  To register go to https://agriliferegister.tamu.edu/Beef or call 979-845-2604.

Car Seat Check Up Event

Would your child’s car seat pass inspection?

Securing your children properly in age and size appropriate child safety seats is the most effective thing you can do to protect them in the event of a crash.  Even though the majority of parents buckle up their children in child safety seats, booster seats, or seat belts, most do not use them correctly.