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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Pasture Management Program

Wednesday, April 18, 2012


PASTURE MANAGEMENT AFTER THE DROUGHT


SCHEDULE

9:30 a.m. Registration at Brandstetter Farms

(Directions follow)2298 Fannin Street, Greenville, Texas

10:00 a.m. Weed Control for Pastures & Hayfields

Brant Mettler—Dow Agro Sciences

* View & Discuss Weed Control Demonstration Plots

* Weed Identification (bring your samples)

* Herbicide Update

View and Discuss Fertilizer Demonstrations

Freddie Dale - Northeast TX Farmers Coop

How to Take A Soil Test

Sara Allen - County Extension Agent-Hunt County

LUNCH BREAK - on your own

1:00 p.m. Fletcher Warren Civic Center

Grazing Management: Optimum Utilization of Forage Resources

John Carpenter - National Forage and Wildlife Sales & Product Manager Pennington Seed

* Forage Varieties

* Inputs, Resources, Utilization

* Developing a Profitable Forage Program

3 CEU hours for Pesticide Applicators attending the entire program. Morning and Afternoon credits available as well.

Bring a lawn chair for morning session.

Event Sponsored by :
Northeast Texas Farmers Coop
Texas AgriLife Extension Service - Hunt County
Dow Agro Science
Pennington Seed

Free to the Public

For more information call 903-455-9885


ED BRANDSTETTER’S PLACE

DIRECTIONS FROM DOWNTOWN GREENVILLE:

Take Lee St. East out of downtown Greenville.
Turn Left on Forrester St. (FM 499)(just before getting to I-30)
Turn Left on Fannin St. (FM 118)
Drive up to RR tracks but do not cross. Turn right onto red gravel road
running alongside South side of RR tracks
Proceed about ½ mile.

DIRECTIONS FROM I-30 GREENVILLE:

Take exit 96 off of Interstate 30
Turn onto Lee St. (Spur 302) heading toward Greenville
Turn right onto Forrester St. (FM 499)
Turn left onto Fannin St. (FM 118)
Drive up to RR tracks but do not cross. Turn right onto red gravel road
running alongside South side of RR tracks
Proceed about ½ mile.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Statewide Rebuilding the Beef Herd Program

The Texas AgriLife Extension Service is beginning a statewide educational initiative "Rebuilding the Beef Herd" focusing on rebuilding breeding cattle numbers within the state.

For the past two decades, there has been a continual decline in cattle numbers. The historic drought of 2011 dramatically accentuated that trend. Other factors such as competing land use, economics and availability of financing have all contributed to the decline.

In this initiative, there will be five areas of focus:
- Challenges in Agriculture Financing
- Forage Recovery
- Options for Replacements
- Value of Replacements
- Generational Turnover

To start this initiative off there will be a series of in-depth, educational programs held across the state. These programs will be held beginning in the month of April and will continue throughout the year.

Cost to attend is $40 if registered in advance and $50 to rester on-site.

For topics covered in each of these programs and for more information, please visit the link below.

http://rebuilding.tamu.edu

If you are not able to click on the link, copy and paste it into your web address bar. If you have any questions please feel free to reach us at 979-845-6931 or by email at extansc@ag.tamu.edu.