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2016 Texas Fruit Conference to be held in New Braunfels, Oct. 31 – Nov. 1

5th Annual Texas Fruit Conference to be Held in Central Texas for the First Time! Now in it’s fifth year, the Texas Fruit Conference has gotten bigger and better, encompassing a wide variety of cultural information and best management practices regarding fruit and nut crops. Featuring some of our most renowned AgriLife Extension experts and industry professionals, this year, for the first time ever, the conference will be held right here in Central Texas, at the New Braunfels Civic and Convention Center. Whether you currently own an orchard, are considering the potential… Read More →

Kids & Kows & More Expo

Join us November 17th– 19th 2015 for our Annual Kids & Kows & More Expo! A Fun, FREE Learning Experience! Allow your kids to experience the world of Agriculture! Lessons include: Dairy Production with the Mobile Dairy Classroom, Process of Cheese Making, Vegetable Tasting, Beef Production, Cotton Gin Operation, Water Conservation, and much much more! Registration Deadline Nov. 2, 2015. Registration is on a FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE basis. Space is LIMITED. Please Download the following FORMS: Teacher Letter with Information Registration Form Contact us at the Bexar County… Read More →

Backyard Gardening Series: A Rain Barrel Workshop

04-04-15 A Rain Barrel Workshop

Olive Production & Management Seminar

David Rodriguez, County Extension Agent-Horticulturist, is presenting an Olive Production & Management Seminar with Dr. Larry A. Stein from Uvalde; Dr. Thayne Montague, Assoc Prof of Hort from Texas Tech Univ, Lubbock; Dr. Raul I. Cabrera, Assoc Prof from Uvalde; Monte Nesbitt, Ext Prog Sp from College Station; and, Jim Kamas, Asst Prof & Ext Fruit Sp, from Fredericksburg.  Seminar is scheduled for Dec 15 (Mon) 8:30 am – 2:30 pm at the Dairy Barn, San Antonio Livestock Exposition. Click here.

Master Gardener’s Training Class 59

Do you want to learn more about the culture and maintenance of many types of plants? Are you eager to participate in a practical and intense training program? Do you want to look forward to sharing your knowledge with people in your community?  And, do you have enough time to attend training to complete your volunteer service?  If you answer ‘Yes’ to all of these questions, then the Master Gardener’s Training class is for you. Call Angel Torres at 210 467-6575 for more information. Click here.

Backyard Gardening Series: The Basics of Home Brewing 101

County Extension Horticulturist, David Rodriguez, is presenting Joey Villarreal, Proprietor and Brewer of Blue Star Brewing Company, Todd Huntress, Operator of San Antonio Homebrew Supply & Home Brewer, along with Bexar County Master Gardener and Home Brewer, Lou Kellogg.  For the novice, brewing your own beer at home is easy.  Reg fee of $20 and must be 21 yrs of age or older, contact Angel Torres at 210 467-6575. Click here.

2014 Fall Youth Gardens Educator’s Training

The Fall Youth Gardens Educator’s Training is designed for teachers, educators, and volunteers in support of Youth Gardening in the classroom and community and is scheduled for September 6th (Saturday).  Training and lunch is provided at no cost to participants.  RSVP is required to Ruby Zavala at 210 467-6575 or ruby.zavala@ag.tamu.edu no later than August 29, 2014. Click here.

Texas Water Star Program – Earth-Kind Landscape School

David Rodriguez, County Extension Agent-Horticulturist, and Troy Luepke, Program Coordinator, Water & Natural Resources are presenting a four-part workshop for new homeowners in the Alamo area in learning the best practices for home landscaping and gardening.  For registration fees and RSVP, call Angel Torres at  210 467-6575.  Click here.

Backyard Gardening Series: Home Aquaponics

David Rodriguez, County Extension Horticulturist, is presenting Steven Sumrow from Aquaponic Systems, USA.  Come and find out what Home Aquaponics is all about.  Reg fee is $15, call 210 467-6575 to RSVP. Click here.

Backyard Gardening Series: The Colorization of Texas Bluebonnets

David Rodriguez, County Extension Agent-Horticulturist, is presenting Dr. Jerry Parsons, Retired Horticulturist, on the classification, the history, the efforts, the collections, and on the future strands of Texas bluebonnets.  Registration fee is $10, call 210 467-6575 to RSVP.  Click here.