Upcoming extension events and activities

Wildlife Field Day Slated

The Atascosa Wildlife and Fisheries Committee and the Atascosa Wildlife Coop are hosting the Wildlife Field Day on Saturday May 4 at the Quail Creek Ranch located at 1880 Cr 311, Charlotte.

Topics to include:

Quail Management and Considerations, Turkey Management and Considerations and Predator Management.

An RSVP is requested by Friday April 26, 2019 by calling 830-569-0034

A $20.00 registration fee will be charged

Two CEU’s Will be offered for Private, Commercial and Non Commercial Applicators.

Multi-County Pond Management

Program – April 26

Make plans to attend a Multi-County Pond Management program Friday, April 26 at Bugg Farms 1287 CR 314 Sutherland Springs. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. with the program to follow at 9 a.m. Program registration fee is $10. Three hours of CEU’s will be offered to Private, Commercial and Non-Commercial Applicators.

Topics will include:

Pond Construction and USDA EQIP Updates

Wildlife Concerns around Ponds

Pond and Aquatic Weed Management

Laws and Regulations for Private Applicators

To RSVP, please contact the Atascosa County Office 830-569-0034.

2019 Orchard Management Workshop

Make plans to attend an Orchard Management Workshop Thurs., April 25 at Bugg Farms 1287 CR 314 Sutherland Springs. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., program to follow at 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Cost is $10 and lunch will be served. Three hours of CEU’s will be offered to Private, Commercial and Non-Commercial Applicators.

Topics will include:

Pecan Orchard Management

Pecan IPM

Olives, Pomegranates & More

Please RSVP by April 23 to the Wilson Co Extension Office at 830-393-7357 or the Guadalupe Co Extension Office at 830-379-1972 so enough food can be prepared.

Cattle Reproduction Management Program

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Offices of Atascosa, Bexar, Frio, Medina and Wilson counties will be hosting a Cattle Reproduction Management program May 8-9 at Tom Brothers Ranch in Campbellton.

Wednesday, May 8 will focus on the anatomy of a cow’s reproductive tract, pregnancy testing and rectal palpation. Participants will be expected to bring 3-5 cows for “hands on” exercise.

Thursday, May 9 will be more advanced focusing on: Reproduction Tract Scoring, Estrus Synchronization, Artificial Insemination & Introduction to Embryo Transfer.

When & Where: May 8-9, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Tom Brothers Ranch: 770 Co Rd 412 Campbellton, lunch will be included with the registration fee.

RSVP by contacting the Atascosa County Extension office at 830-569-0034.

Ag Law Program – June 7

Mark your calendar to attend “Owning Your Piece of Texas: Agricultural Laws Texas Landowners Need to Know” Friday, June 7, 9-3 p.m. at Palo Alto College. This free program is designed to educate landowners about the legal issues they may face. All participants will receive a copy of the “Owning Your Piece of Texas” Handbook, outlining some of these important laws for landowners to be made aware. This info will be useful for any landowner, regardless of length of ownership, and other professionals who work with new landowners, such as realtors, county appraisal districts, and lenders. Lunch will be sponsored by AgWorkers Insurance.

Register at agriliferegister. tamu.edu/Landowners. This program will be conducted at Palo Alto College Ozuna Library 1400 Villaret Blvd., San Antonio.

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