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FREE Seminar! April 20 (Saturday), 10:30am – 12:00 noon “TurfGrass 101: Do’s and Don’ts For Your Lawn” Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, David Rodriguez, County Extension Agent will discuss the basics of lawn maintenance through proper nutrition, mowing, weed control, and irrigation. This seminar will be held at Milberger’s Landscaping and Nursery (3920 N Loop 1604 E, San Antonio)
April 16 (Tuesday) will be the “A Taste of Fiesta” – Texas A&M AgriLife in collaboration with United Healthcare and Gonzaba Medical will host a Senior Event at the Gonzaba Event Center – 933 Pleasanton Rd., San Antonio, TX 78214 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. Please contact Frances Moreno-Elizondo at (210) 631-0400 to register for the event. For more information see the attached flyer.
April 16 (Tuesday) will be the Ag Symposium, “Staying Current in the Changing Times” at the Bexar County Extension Office, 3355 Cherry Ridge Dr., Suite 208. Registration begins at 7:30 am with the program to follow at 8:00. Two hours of CEU credit will be offered to Private, Commercial and Non-Commercial Applicators. Cost is $15/person and includes program literature and refreshments. Check out the attached flyer for more information.
April 17 (Wednesday) The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension offices of Medina and Uvalde counties will be hosting a Wheat Variety Field Day, Wednesday, April 17th in Castroville. Registration will begin at 2:30 pm with the program to follow at 3:00. Topics include Wheat/Oat Varieties, Rust Management in Wheat, Insect Pest Management, Weed Management, Canola Situation Update, Market Outlook, RSVP by Tuesday, April 16th to the Medina County Extension Office at (830)741-6180. See flyer for more information.
April 25 (Thursday) Make plans to attend an Orchard Management Workshop at Bugg Farms 1287 CR 314 Sutherland Springs, TX 78114. Registration will begin at 8:30 am with the program to follow at 9:00. Cost is $10 and lunch will be served. Topics will include: Pecan Orchard Management, Pecan IPM, Olives, Pomegranates & More Three hours of CEUs will be offered to Private, Commercial and Non-Commercial Applicators. See the attached flyer for RSVP instructions.
April 26 (Friday) Make plans to attend a Multi-County Pond Management program at Bugg Farms 1287 CR 314 Sutherland Springs, TX 78114. Registration will begin at 8:30 am with the program to follow at 9:00. Program registration fee is $10. Three hours of CEUs 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. See attached flyer for RSVP instructions.
AMBASSADOR OPPORTUNITY – May 1 (Wednesday) deadline for Healthy Texas Youth Ambassadors application. The Healthy Texas Youth Ambassador Program aims to develop youth healthy lifestyle leaders to serve as a source of outreach in communities and schools throughout Texas. More specifically, the purpose is to: Assist County Extension Agents in providing leadership to the youth components of Healthy Texas, Texas 4-H, and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service; Serve as a leader to implement health programs and lessons in local schools and communities; Become knowledgeable and skilled in the healthy lifestyles subject matter; Assist with and coordinate educational events that will encourage better health in communities; Be a role model for healthy living! See flyer for more information.
May 8-9 (Wednesday & Thursday) The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Offices of Atascosa, Bexar, Frio, Medina and Wilson counties will be hosting a Cattle Reproduction Management program at Tom Brothers Ranch in Campbellton. The programs each day will begin at 9:00 am and conclude by 2:00 pm. Lunch will be included with the registration fee. Wednesday, May 8thwill 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. See the attached flyer. Thursday, May 9th will be more advanced focusing on Reproduction Tract Scoring, Estrus Synchronization, Artificial Insemination, Introduction to Embryo Transfer. See the attached flyer.
June 7 (Friday) Mark your calendar to attend “Owning Your Piece of Texas: Agricultural Laws Texas Landowners Need to Know” from 9-3 pm 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 information will be useful for any landowner, regardless of the 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. See the attached flyer for more information including how to sign up.