Tag Archives: Dr. John Tomecek

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 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 →

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 →

Texas Crop and Weather Report – Sept. 25, 2018

Reduced wildlife numbers expected going into hunting season Writer: Adam Russell, 903-834-6191, adam.russell@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. John Tomecek, 325-650-3520, john.tomecek@ag.tamu.edu THRALL – Drought conditions throughout much of the state this summer likely will mean lower wildlife numbers this hunting season, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Dr. John Tomecek, AgriLife Extension statewide wildlife specialist, Thrall, said deer, quail and turkey numbers would likely be affected. Fewer forbs and reduced nutritional value in browse and other food crops along with typical predation are contributing factors, he said. Hunters… Read More →

Menard County Range Workshop set for Oct. 3

Media contact: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu MENARD – The 2018 Menard County Range Workshop sponsored by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Menard County Soil and Water Conservation District is set for Oct. 3 at the Murchison/Whitehead Memorial Youth Complex, 190 W. U.S. Highway 190 in Menard. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. with the program starting at 8 a.m. Cost is $25 per person or $35 per couple. Lunch is included and sponsored by Capital Farm Credit. Five Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units will… Read More →

Multi-County Wildlife Management Workshop slated for Oct. 17 in Luling

Writer: Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752, paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Julie Zimmerman, 512-398-3122, julie.zimmerman@ag.tamu.edu LULING – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and others will present the Multi-County Wildlife Management Workshop Oct. 17 at the Luling Foundation Farm, 523 S. Mulberry in Luling. There will be a Multi-County Wildlife Management Workshop on Oct. 17 in Luling. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo) The workshop will begin with registration from 7:45-8:15 a.m., followed by a welcome and presentations to start at 8:20 a.m. The program will conclude at 3:30 p.m. “Presentations relating to wildlife… Read More →

AgriLife Extension sets Concho Valley Wild Pig Management Workshop Sept. 12 in San Angelo

August 24, 2018 Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Josh Blanek, 325-659-6523, j-blanek@tamu.edu SAN ANGELO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct the Concho Valley Wild Pig Management Workshop on Sept. 12 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at San Angelo. The center is located north of town on U.S. Highway 87. The free multi-county workshop opens at 8:30 a.m. with registration, followed by the program from 9 a.m.–2:30 p.m. The AgriLife Extension counties involved with the event are Tom Green, Irion, Sterling,… Read More →

Farm bill, new crop technologies featured at 55th Stiles Farm Field Day

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu TAYLOR – Despite tropical weather forcing the 55th Stiles Farm Field Day indoors to nearby Taylor, there was plenty of discussion on farm issues and new technology that drew more than 150 Blacklands-region producers. Dr. Joe Outlaw, co-director of the Agricultural and Food Policy Center at Texas A&M University and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist in College Station, told farmers despite a low-price commodity environment there will be a farm bill – either extending the current program or passing of new legislation…. Read More →

Stiles Farm Field Day set for June 19 in Thrall

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Ryan Collett, 512-898-2214, rmcollett@ag.tamu.edu THRALL – Feral hog trapping, soybean performance in the Blacklands, pecan tree management and the latest farm bill information will all be discussed at the Stiles Farm Field Day scheduled June 19 in Thrall. The field day is hosted by the Stiles Farm Foundation and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. There is no registration fee courtesy of the Williamson County Farm Bureau. Lunch and door prizes will be provided to field day participants courtesy of local agribusiness… Read More →

AgriLife Extension’s Bennett Trust Land Stewardship Conference May 3-4 sets tour of historic ranches

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Josh Blanek, 325-659-6523, j-blanek@tamu.edu SAN ANGELO – Attendees to  the upcoming Bennett Trust Land Stewardship Conference May 3-4 in San Angelo are in for the rare treat of touring two area ranches, the conference coordinator said. “We will be touring two historic Concho Valley ranches — the Duff Ranch and the Head of the River Ranch — the second day of the event and ending the conference that evening at the beautiful Christoval Winery,” said Josh Blanek, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service… Read More →

Hill Country event to address land stewardship April 26-27 in Kerrville

Conference topics include tax valuations, fencing laws, hunting leases, among others Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Larry Redmon, 979-845-4826, l-redmon@tamu.edu KERRVILLE – Landowners may understand stocking rates and managing grass, but what about the latest on fence laws, wildlife tax valuations and hunting leases? The fifth annual Hill Country Land Stewardship Conference hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service April 26-27 in Kerrville offers a chance for landowners in the region to learn more about these and more topics, said Dr. Larry Redmon, AgriLife Extension… Read More →

From Field to Plate

A new publication out! From Field to Plate is a guide on the benefits of locally harvested wild game and how to keep it safe. If you’ve ever wondered about the benefits surrounding the harvest and consumption of wild game, this publication has you covered and includes a pictorial guide on how to safely field dress, process, package, and store venison, with other game species detailed. Plus, tasty recipes are included as well! The publication is available for free at the AgriLife Bookstore.

WFS Academy — To the Future

On February 13th and 14th, a total of forty-five participants, including Texas Master Naturalists and the general public, attended the first annual Wildlife and Fisheries Specialist Academy. The workshop, presented by Dr. Todd Sink, Dr. John Tomecek and Dr. Maureen Frank, covered topics focused on Aquatic Vegetation and Wildlife Management over the 2 days of attendance. The event is designed to provide advanced training to volunteers who can then support or expand specific county educational programs of the Texas A&M AgriLife Wildlife and Fisheries Extension Unit. (Day One… Read More →

Fifth annual Hill Country Land Stewardship Conference offered April 26-27 in Kerrville

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Larry Redmon, 979-845-4826, l-redmon@tamu.edu KERRVILLE – “Tools for the Trade” is the theme and exactly what will be offered at the fifth annual Hill Country Land Stewardship Conference hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service April 26-27 in Kerrville, according to the program coordinator. The annual event will feature speakers on everything from grazing to prescribed fire, herbicide control to hunting leases, and legal issues to consider while managing a ranch, said Dr. Larry Redmon, AgriLife Extension program leader and… Read More →