Atascosa AG News
The Texas AgriLife Extension Office of Atascosa County is teaming up with Farm Bureau to sponsor a teacher’s workshop titled “Ag in the Classroom.” The workshop is geared towards teachers from first through the eighth grades. It will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at the Jourdanton Community Center & Library. Lunch will be provided. Teachers wanting to register should contact Rob Hinnant at 830-444-9399. Hands on workshop sessions include “Cotton Journey: From Field to Fabric,” “Who Ate Our Corn: We Want to Know and So Should You,” and “Oh Say Can You Seed; All About Flowery Plants.” Sponsors include Atascosa County Farm Bureau, Atascosa AgriLife Extension, Texas Farm Bureau, Capital Farm Credit, and Texas Ag Finance.
Wilson County Private Pesticide Applicator Training- Wednesday, August 1, 2012 at 8:00 a.m., Wilson county Showbarn Highway 97 E. Floresville.
There must be at least 25 people sign up to conduct seminar. $35 fee includes manual. RSVP required by Friday 7/27. For more information contact Dennis Hale at 830-393-7357 or email email@example.com.
Atascosa County Private Pesticide Applicator Training – Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 8:00 a.m, Capital Farm Credit Jourdanton. $50 fee includes manual. RSVP is required by Monday, August 27. Call 830- 769-3066.
“Excellence in Agriculture” Pasture & Beef Management Workshop, Kingsville, TX -- July 27, 2012 -- 8:30am-3:00pm -- This workshop is being hosted by Texas AgriLife Extension of Kleberg County. Topics will include Successful Small Acreage Ranching, Feral Hog Update, Windmill Alternatives, Plant ID, Cattle Market Outlook, Cattle Supplementation, and Drought Update & Climate Outlook. Cost for this workshop is $10 (includes lunch). 5 CEU’s available. For more information please contact Frank Escobedo, CEAAG/ NR Kleberg County @ 361-595-8566 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Texas AgriLife Extension Service’s is conducting a series of Natural Resource Webinars every month throughout 2012. The Webinars will be presented every first Thursday of the month at noon. Cost – Free to watch, $10 for CEU. One (1) C.E.U. will be offered for every webinar. Type of CEU varies per webinar. For more information and registration go to http://naturalresourcewebinars. tamu.edu/. Upcoming AUG 2 -Aquatic Vegetation Management • 1 Ag. Pesticide CEU (Gen.) • Dr. Michael Masser, SEPT 6 -Reckoning with Range Management: Laws & Regulations for Rangeland Chemicals,• 1 Ag. Pesticide CEU (L&R) • Dr. Barron Rector, OCT 4 - Working with Aerial Applicators •
0.5 Ag. Pesticide CEU
(Gen.) 0.5 Drift Min. •
Dr. Charles R. Hart
The 58th annual Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course, conducted by the Texas AgriLife Extension Service, is scheduled for Aug. 6-8 at Texas A&M University in College Station. A variety of cattle production management topics will be presented at this year’s short course including a weather outlook. The general session will feature a virtual tour of a U.S. feedyard and U.S. beef packing plant, a presentation on what consumers want to know about raising beef, as well as challenges and opportunities for ranchers in the next 20 years. The cattleman’s college portion of the three-day short course provides participants with an opportunity to choose workshops based on their level of production experience and the needs of their ranch.
In addition to classroom instruction on Aug. 6-7, participants can attend one of the popular demonstrations on the morning of Aug. 8. Participants can receive a Texas Department of Agriculture private pesticide applicator’s license during the short course and can earn at least seven pesticide continuing education units if they are already licensed. An industry trade show will be held during the event, featuring more than 110 agricultural businesses and service exhibits. Registration is $160 per person and includes educational materials, a copy of the 600-page Beef Cattle Short Course proceedings, trade show admittance, admission to the prime rib dinner, lunches, breakfasts and daily refreshments. Registration information and a tentative schedule will be mailed to previous participants in May, but can also be found on the short course website at http://beef.tamu.edu. Producers can register online at http://beef.tamu.edu or call 979-845-6931.
Please join us for a Grounds Maintenance Workshop hosted by Texas AgriLife Extension Service at the San Antonio Livestock Exposition Grounds on August 24 from 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Get the most up to date, research based information about turf selection, irrigation, turf management, turf nutrition, pest management, and laws and regulations. Homeowners welcome, but this program is geared toward commercial and professional lawn and turf maintenance individuals. Lunch and snacks provided. 5 CEU’s Provided in: Laws and Regulations, IPM, General.
Cost is $40 (early registration) or $50 at the door— payable to Texas AgriLife Extension Service. Please register by mailing or dropping off your payment at the Bexar County Extension Office, 3355 Cherry Ridge, Ste 212 San Antonio, TX 78230. Call Angel Torres or David Rodriguez at 210-467-6575 for more information.