Agriculture and Natural Resources

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.

Coming Events

  • 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

Visit our blog:   http://agrilife.org/agnewsandviews

Ag Newsletters

Winter 2016 Ag Newsletter
Fall 2016 Ag Newsletter
Spring 2016 Ag Newsletter

Licensed Private Applicator Program

Publications

  • Cattle

E-347 Seven Management Techniques
E-348 Common Health Problems of Beef Cattle
E-371 Buying vs Raising Replacement Heifers
L-5223 Reproductive Diseases in Cattle

  • Equine

B-5025 Nutrition and Feeding Management of Broodmares
L-5210 Horse Theft Awareness

  • Pastures/Forages

B-6124 Forage Quality and Quanity in Texas
E-61 Planning- The Key to Surviving Drought
E-152 Stocking Rate Decisions
E-273 Hay Production in Texas
E-392 Do You Have Enough Forage

  • Poultry

E-445 Poultry Pest Management
L-5182 Poultry Facility Biosecurity
PS-5250 The Small Laying Flock

  • Sheep/Goats

B-6212 Biosecurity for Sheep and Goat Producers

  • Swine

L-5321 Artificial Insemination in Swine
L-5507 Biosecurity for Swine Producers

 

  • 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

  • Wildlife

B-6130 White-tailed Deer
E-98 Integrating Deer Quail and Turkey Habitat
SP-472 Feral Hog Population Growth, Density & Harvest in Texas
Responses to the Feral Hog Programs

  • Miscellaneous Resources

E-534 Testing Your Soil
D-494 Soil Sample Information Form (13)
E-444 Urban and Homeowner Soil Sample Information Form (13)
E-165 Water Sample Information Form (13) 

 Related Links

For more information on natural resources education, contact the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Bexar County.

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