Category Archives: Ag Blog

District 8 Farm and Ranch Seminar

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… Read More →

2015 Hemphill County Beef Conference & Ag Tour

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

Multi-agency event to cover all aspects of fire as a range management tool Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, Contact: Dr. Morgan Russell, 325-653-4576, 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,… Read More →

Last Chance CEU’s

                               The Somervell 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

Texas 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… Read More →

2015 Tri County Master Gardener Training

Gardening, to dig in the dirt, watch little seedlings sprout and grow into beautiful flowers, plants, vegetables or trees.  Nothing can be more satisfying! Is this something that appeals to you?  Are you already a successful gardener, or maybe you just want to know more?  Whatever the reason, maybe it’s time to start thinking about becoming a Somervell County Master Gardener. Master Gardeners are a dedicated group of ordinary people who have a passion for gardening, desire to further their own knowledge, and wish to further good horticulture… Read More →

Vector Abatement and Mitigation Workshop to Provide CEU’s

This workshop is designed to train personnel in cities and municipalities that are in the field of mosquito abatement, but anyone is welcome that wants to learn more about mosquitoes and vector-borne illnesses. Currently there are 9 full workshops scheduled in many areas across the state beginning in the spring.  Each workshop has been approved for 3 Structural CEU’s, 5 Agricultural CEU’s and 4.75 Animal Control CE’s.

Blackland Income Growth Conference Feb. 3-4 to highlight sugarcane aphid, cattle marketing

WACO – An overview of the sugarcane aphid in sorghum and cattle marketing considerations are only a couple of the topics to be featured at the 2015 Blackland Income Growth Conference Feb. 3-4 at the Extraco Events Center in Waco.