Category Archives: Programs

Range, brush program set for July 8 in Brown County

Susan Himes, 325-657-7315, Susan.Himes@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Scott Anderson,  325-646-0386, Scott.Anderson@ag.tamu.edu BROWNWOOD — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s  Brown County Range and Brush Program will be held July 8 at the Brown County Fairgrounds, 4206 U.S. Highway 377 S. in Brownwood. Registration will begin at 2:30 p.m., with the program running from 3-8 p.m. A meal will be provided. The fee is $35 with preregistration or $45 at the door. Preregistration is requested by July 1 by calling 325-646-0386. Five Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units are available for… Read More →

Aquaponics program June 14 in Overton

OVERTON – Hobbyists and prospective aquaponics enthusiasts can learn from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts about aquaponics and aquaculture during a June 14 program in Overton. The program will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 1710 Farm-to-Market Road 3053. Cost is $60 per person or $80 per couple. Registration is on-site beginning at 7:30 a.m. and checks or cash will be accepted at the door. Lunch is not provided at this event. Dr. Joe Masabni, AgriLife… Read More →

AgriLife Extension’s Birding the Hills set Oct. 7-11 in Fredericksburg

Writer: Susan Himes, 325-657-7315, Susan.Himes@ag.tamu.edu Contacts: Emily Grant, 830-774-7591, Emily.Grant@ag.tamu.edu Brad W. Roeder, 830-997-3452,  BWRoeder@ag.tamu.edu FREDERICKSBURG — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is holding a multi-day birding workshop Oct. 7-11 in Fredericksburg. Birding the Hills will be limited to 15 participants. Online registration is available at https://valverdeextension.ticketleap.com/birding-the-hills/. The total cost is $850, with $500 required to reserve a spot. The cost includes lunch and dinner while in the field and transportation to and from the birding locations in the Edwards Plateau ecoregion. Departures each morning will be… Read More →

AgriLife Extension to present Texas Game Species series in San Antonio

Programs will be July through September at agency office for Bexar County SAN ANTONIO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present the Urban Wildlife Series “Texas Game Species” July through September in San Antonio. The six programs of the series, sponsored by the Bexar County Agriculture & Natural Resources Committee, will be held at the agency’s office in the Conroy Square business complex, 3355 Cherry Ridge Dr. Each will be held from 10 a.m.-noon in Suite 208 of the complex. The cost is $30 for the… Read More →

Texas Master Naturalist intern training to begin April 6 in Amarillo

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Megan Eikner, 806-373-0713, megan.eikner@ag.tamu.edu AMARILLO – Anyone interested in spending time outdoors and helping manage natural resources and natural areas can sign up for the next Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Texas Master Naturalist training class set to begin April 6. The Texas Master Naturalist program is a collaborative effort between AgriLife Extension and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, said Megan Eikner, AgriLife Extension agriculture and natural resources agent for Potter County. Enrollment fee is $95, and the first class will… Read More →

Texas Invasive Species Workshop set April 17 at Sutton County Civic Center

Writer: Susan Himes, 325-657-7315, Susan.Himes@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Pascual Hernandez, 325-387-3101, Pascual.Hernandez@ag.tamu.edu   Feral hogs are just one of the many invasive species that can be problematic for Texas farms and ranches. (AgriLife Extension photo by Kay Ledbetter) SONORA — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offices in Sutton and Crockett counties will present a Texas Invasive Species Workshop on April 17 at the Sutton County Civic Center, 1700 N. Crockett Ave., Sonora. Onsite registration is at 8 a.m., and the program will begin at 8:30 a.m. Three Texas Department… Read More →

AgriLife Extension’s Brown County Ag Day set April 9 in Brownwood

Writer: Susan Himes, 325-657-7315, Susan.Himes@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Scott Anderson, 325-646-0386, Scott.Anderson@ag.tamu.edu BROWNWOOD — The annual Brown County Ag Day program, presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, is scheduled for April 9 at the Brown County Fairgrounds, 4206 US Highway 377 South, Brownwood. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m., and the program starts at 6 p.m. with a meal courtesy of the Brown County Farm Bureau. The Brown County Ag Day is open to all. The fee is $10 at the door. Preregistration is requested by April 5 at… Read More →

AgriLife Extension’s Benefiting from Birds workshop set March 27 in Del Rio

Writer: Susan Himes, 325-657-7315, Susan.Himes@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Emily Grant, 830-774-7591, Emily.Grant@ag.tamu.edu Quail is one of the many species of birds that draw nature tourists to Texas. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo) DEL RIO — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is holding a Benefiting from Birds workshop on March 27 at the Dink Wardlaw Ag Complex, 300 E. 17th St. in Del Rio. There is a $25 fee, which includes dinner. RSVP by calling 830-774-7591. This is the first educational program in a three-program series, the other two… Read More →

Hill Country land stewardship conference set April 25-26 in Kerrville

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Larry Redmon, 979-845-4826, l-redmon@tamu.edu KERRVILLE – The Hill Country has its own special needs when it comes to managing livestock and wildlife and incorporating the millions of individuals who come to vacation, hunt and relax in the ranching environments. The sixth annual Hill Country Land Stewardship Conference hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service April 25-26 in Kerrville offers a chance for landowners in the region to learn more about addressing issues that arise when ranching and tourism combine, said… Read More →

Wildlife 101 Program

Do you ever feel like you need a Wildlife for DUMMIES Book? Dr. Maureen Frank, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Specialist, will save you the reading! She will be on the Texas A&M AgirLife Extension – Val Verde County Facebook Page LIVE to share her knowledge about wildlife! Tune in on Facebook every Wednesday at 6:30pm and also get a chance to enter to win a pair of Vortex Crossfire Binoculars! Wildlife 101 Program Guide January 23 @ 6:30 PM – Deer 101 January 30 @ 6:30 PM –… Read More →

Preparing for spring planting, CEU ‘shootout’ program set Dec. 18 in Leming

Writer: Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752, paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dale Rankin, 830-569-0034, dw-rankin@ag.tamu.edu LEMING – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Atascosa County, in collaboration with the Atascosa Cattlemen’s Association, will present the Preparing for Next Spring on the Farm and Ranch and CEU Shootout program Dec. 18 in Leming. The program will be held at the AgriLife Extension office for Atascosa County, 25 E. 5th St. Cost is $30 and an RSVP is requested by Dec.10 to the AgriLife Extension office at 830-569-0034. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m…. Read More →

Birding the Hills program set for April 29-May 3

Texas Hill Country birding event will focus on Gillespie County Writer: Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752, paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Maureen Frank, 830-278-9151, mgfrank@tamu.edu FREDERICKSBURG — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present a Birding the Hills program in Gillespie County from April 29-May 3. “We decided to plan this program after the success of Birding the Border in Val Verde and Kinney counties last year,” said Dr. Maureen Frank, AgriLife Extension wildlife specialist, Uvalde. “Gillespie County is in the heart of the Texas Hill Country and this program allows… Read More →

Birding the Border and Birding the Hills – Register Now!

Birding the Border begins April 22nd-April 26th, 2019  in Val Verde County, a fantastic birding event in the borderlands of southwest Texas! Traveling through the Edwards Plateau, South Texas Brush, and other unique habitats of the Del Rio area to find target species such as golden-cheeked warbler, black-capped vireo, white-collared seedeater, black-tailed gnatcatcher, elf owl, and all three species of kingfisher. Then join us in Gillespie County, April 29th-May 3rd, 2019 in the heart of the Texas Hill Country and the Edwards Plateau ecoregion. We will travel through… Read More →

Registration open for Birding the Border program

April 22-26 program to feature sites in Kinney, Val Verde counties Writer: Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752, paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Maureen Frank, 830-278-9151, mgfrank@tamu.edu Emily Grant, 830-774-7591, emily.grant@ag.tamu.edu DEL RIO – Registration is open for the Birding the Border program to be presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service from April 22-26 at locations in Kinney and Val Verde counties. Birding locations include sites at private ranches, Devil’s River State Natural Area and Kickapoo Caverns State Park, San Felipe Creek and Vega Verde Road. The Birding the Border program is for… Read More →

Integrated pest management CEU program set for Nov. 7 in Nacogdoches

Contact: Ricky Thompson, 936-560-7711, r-thompson@tamu.edu NACOGDOCHES – A continuing education course for agriculture producers, workers, landowners and ranchers will be held Nov. 7 in Nacogdoches. Registration begins at 8 a.m. inside the Nacogdoches Expo Center, 3805 NW Stallings Drive. The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service course begins at 9 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m. Cost is $30 for attendees registered by Nov. 1 and $35 on the day of the event. Mail registration to the AgriLife Extension office in Nacogdoches County, 203 W. Main St., Nacogdoches, 75961…. Read More →