Farm Bureau Livestock Symposium
The Farm Bureau Livestock Symposium will take begin with registration at 3:30 p.m. on June 28 at the Gillespie County Farm Bureau Center. The Gillespie County Farm Bureau Center is located at 237 Equestrian Drive in Fredericksburg, Texas.
The primary speaking subject is parasites. Below is a timeline of events:
- 3:30- 4:00 registration and sign up
- 4:00- 5:00 Dr. Thomas Craig, TAMU Professor Emeritus —Sheep, Goat and Cattle Parasite Control
- 5:00-5:45 Reid Redden, TAMU AgriLife Sheep and Goat Specialist — Update on selecting for parasite resistance and guard dog project
- 5:45- 6:30 Meal Donated by Gillespie County Farm Bureau
- 6:15- 7:15 Dr. Tim Turner, DVM Southwestern Mineral —Mineral Supplementation of Livestock
A meal is included, and the event is free to attend. 3 CEU’s will be offered: 1 IPM & 2 General. The deadline to RSVP is set for June 22. Please contact the Gillespie County Extension Office at 830-997-3452 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP.
Managing Your Piece of Texas: Gillespie County Landowner Workshop
On Friday, June 22 at the Hill Country University Center (2818 E. HWY 290) in Fredericksburg from 8:30 a.m. until 3:15 p.m., the Gillespie Extension Office will be holding a program
geared towards Gillespie county landowners that have recently purchased land or for those who wish to improve on caring for their land.
This seminar will include topics such as:
- Planting for Wildlife
- Identifying Tree Diseases
- Riparian Areas and How to Manage Them
- Tax Valuation Options
- Wildfire prevention
- Tree Selection, Planting and Care
Gillespie WMA Sign Up Meeting (For TPWD Lease License & Harvest Books)
The Gillespie County Extension office will have another joint, sign-up meeting for the Cave Creek, Cherry Spring, Doss and Harper Wildlife Management Area Association’s on July 14 beginning at 4 p.m. at the Gillespie County Farm Bureau Center (237 Equestrian Drive).
There will be several speakers presenting this year with topics like culling low fence deer and thermal imaging for wildlife surveys. Each association will have the opportunity to meet with their members following the program.
Bill Miller’s will be served by donation and $10 for non-members. 2 CEU’s will be offered.
Members, keep an eye out in the coming months for more details regarding the event or call the Gillespie County Extension office at 830-997-3452.
General Agriculture Topics
This is an online bookstore with a wide range of information available to the public from the Texas A&M Agrilife Extension program. Some publications are viewable as a pdf, and others are available for purchase. Once you pull up the website click on “Browse the Shelves” and search for the topic that you are interested in researching. Please feel free to contact a local extension agent for additional information.