Welcome to Agriculture and Natural Resources. The Bexar County Agriculture & Natural Resources program emphasizes systems approaches that maintain and enhance agricultural profitability through the application of sound crop and animal production practices. We address issues associated with the social and environmental impacts of food safety and quality, surface and ground water contamination, biotechnology and natural resource management. The program addresses educational needs related to the management, use and sustains ability of renewable and nonrenewable natural resources. Drawing on a variety of disciplines, these programs typically focus on such topics as soil, water, air, plant and animal life, forests, rangelands and aquatic and other ecosystems.
- Edwards Plateau Absentee Landowner Survey – If you live in Bexar County but also own five (5) or more acres in a nearby county, please consider completing this survey. We will use data collected to develop a series of quality educational programs targeting absentee landowner interests. The survey will be active from now to the end of April, 2017.
- Beef Cattle Herd Rebuilding Workshop – Friday, May 12, 8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., at the Mark Luensmann Ranch (115679 FM 775, LaVernia) with topics including beef cattle selection, economic value of management practices, herd rebuilding decision tool, projected replacement cattle values, chute side demonstration, and brush management control options and proper timing. RSVP by Tuesday, May 9.
- 2017 Multi-County Reproduction Management Workshop — May 16 & 17, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Organizers are looking for three producers from each county (Atascosa, Wilson, Frio, Medina, and Bexar) to participate each day. RSVP by May 5. Space is limited, so sign up early! For more information, contact Sam Womble, Bexar County Extension Agent-Agriculture/Natural Resources.
- Urban Wildlife Series begins Thursday, June 8, and continues June 29, July 11, July 25, and August 8, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon, at the Bexar County Extension Office, 3355 Cherry Ridge, Suite 208, Cost – $25 for the series ($10 per class); RSVP by June 2
- Agricultural Chemical Collection Event — October 20, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., for landowners in the counties of Bexar, Wilson, Karnes, and Goliad. Holders of old pesticides who plan to participate are encouraged to fill out an inventory form to register for the collection.
Ag News Blog
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Licensed Private Applicator Program
- Private Applicator Program
- Bexar County Private Applicator Training Schedule
- Ordering Study Materials
- Texas Department of Agriculture
Weed & Brush Control
B-6079 Weed Identification
ERM-018 How to Beat Mesquite
ERM-019 How to Control Pricklypear and other Cacti
ERM-1466 Chemical Week and Brush Control
L-5160 How to Master Cedar
L-5348 How to Control Huisache
L-5465 Sprayer Calibration Guide
- Bexar County Appraisal District
- Bexar County Fire Marshal
- Natural Resources Conservation Service – Texas
- Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
- Texas Natural Resources Information System
- Texas Parks & Wildlife Department
- Texas Wildlife Association
- Urban Rancher
- USDA Farm Service Agency
For more information on natural resources education, contact the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Bexar County.