Beef & Range Field Day – May 9
This year’s Beef and Range Field Day, presented by the Gillespie AgriLife Extension Service and Gillespie SWCD, will be on May 9th at the Fairgrounds in Fredericksburg.
The cost to attend is $15. Starting at 3:00 p.m., there will be a Laws & Regulation CEU opportunity. Next, the program features Chute Side Audit with live demos on how to work and vaccinate your cattle in the chute.
There will be a mini trade show from 4-5p.m. and a plant ID table. Before the meal, there will be another opportunity for 2 additional CEUs : 1 IPM & 1 General.
Before the event is over, there will be a quick update on the herbicide MezaVue used to control pricklypear.
Planning is still in the works, please keep an eye out for articles in the newspaper giving more info or feel free to give Gillespie SWCD a call closer to the event at 830-997-3349.
Farm Bureau Livestock Seminar – June 27
There will be a Farm Bureau Seminar at the Farm Bureau Event Center starting at 5:30 p.m. on June 27.
There will be a lineup of speakers, 2 CEU opportunities, and a meal provided.
The seminar planning is still in the works, there will be more details to come.
WMA Sign Up – July 13
The Gillespie County AgriLife Extension Service will host this year’s joint, sign-up meeting for the Cave Creek, Cherry Spring, Doss and Harper Wildlife Management Area Association’s on beginning at 4 p.m. at the Gillespie County Farm Bureau Center (237 Equestrian Drive).
This event is for members to pay dues and for new members to sign up for Gillespie WMAA’s upcoming hunting season.
Each association will have the opportunity to meet with their members following the main program. Dinner will be by donation for members of the WMA’s and is available to non-members with a charge.
Planning is still in the works, so please keep an eye for more information. Mailings with license applications, flyer for the summer meeting and other information will be sent out in late May early June.
General Agriculture Topics
- Conversion Tables for Common Weights and Measures used in Agriculture
- Seven Things Every Producer Should Know
- Prowl H2O Chemical Label
- Video on Trapping Feral Hogs
- Managing NR – Stocking Rates, Carrying Capacities & Animal Units
The Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Bookstore
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.