The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present four programs — from September to November in Bexar, Kerr, Atascosa and Medina counties, respectively — as part of the agency’s South Region Landowner Series.
The programs are open to anyone with an interest in learning more about resources available to landowners, coordinators said. The cost for each program $15 per person; $30 for the series. For couples, the cost is $25 for each program; $50 for the series.
To RSVP for any of the programs, contact Denise Perez at the AgriLife Extension office in Bexar County at 210-631-0400 by program deadline.
Wildlife and Range Management
The second program, Wildlife and Range Management will be from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Kerr Wildlife Management Area, 2625 Farm-to-Market Road1340 in Hunt. Lunch is included.
The program will include discussion of white-tail deer management, including population dynamics and harvest recommendations. It will also feature a tour of the Kerr Wildlife Management Area and discussion on the effects of prescribed fire on habitat.
The program offers three TDA continuing education units – two integrated pest management and one general.
RSVP deadline is Oct. 3.
Forage and Pasture Management
The third program, Forage and Pasture Management, will be from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 31 at Chris Jenschke Entreprises in Poteet.
The program will address forage, weed and insect management including insect pest identification and discussion on the best methods of control. Will also have a session on how to make high quality hay and discuss the different parts of the forage system.
The program will offer three TDA continuing education units – one integrated pest management and two general.
RSVP deadline is Oct. 24.
Weed/Brush Management, Plant ID, Sprayer Calibration
The fourth program in the series, Weed/Brush Management, Plant ID, Sprayer Calibration, will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 14 at Brady’s Bloomin’ Barn, 2050 County Road 271, Rio Medina. Lunch is included.
The program will include discussion of methods of weed and brush management and provide a hands-on demonstration on herbicides and proper sprayer calibration for best results.
Three TDA continuing education units – two integrated pest management and one laws and regulations – will be offered.
RSVP deadline is Nov. 7.
Atascosa County Fair
The Atascosa County Fair Prospect Sheep and Goat show is scheduled for Saturday, October the 7th at the Atascosa County Junior Livestock Show Grounds and the Heifer and Steer show is scheduled for Sunday October 8, 2017. To get more information about the show please contact the Atascosa County Extension Office at 830-569-0034.
Atascosa County Commercial
The second commercial heifer validation is scheduled for October 7, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at the Tom Brothers Ranch in Campbellton Texas. If individuals have questions on the validation they can contact the Extension Office or your Ag Science Instructor.
Sheep and Goat Validation
Sheep and Goat validation, scheduled for 4-H and FFA members, will take place from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. on October 18 and 23 at the Jourdanton Ag Farm. For more information please contact the Atascosa County Extension office or your local Ag Science Instructor.
Registered Heifer Validation
4-H and FFA members that will be showing a registered heifer for the first time will need to validate it on Monday, October 30. 2017 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Atascosa County Junior Livestock Show Grounds. 4-H and FFA members that have more questions or need more information can contact the Atascosa County Extension Office or your local Ag Science Instructor.