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December 2014

Maintain No Gain Holiday Challenge

December 1, 2014 @ 8:00 am - January 11, 2015 @ 5:00 pm
AgriLife Extension Office,
20 S. Holland, Bellville, TX 77418 United States
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Make a commitment to yourself and your health to maintain your current weight throughout the holiday season! Take up the ‘Maintain No Gain’ challenge and enjoy the holidays without gaining weight. The ‘Maintain No Gain’ challenge is a six week challenge to maintain your pre-holiday weight or gain no more than 2 pounds during the holiday season. Benefits to participating:     Drawings for prizes for participants Incentive items for all participants who register The power to maintain your ideal…

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January 2015

Texas Watershed Steward Workshop

January 9, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Austin County Courthouse,
Courthouse, 1 East Main, Bellville,
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A Texas Watershed Steward workshop on water quality issues related to Mill Creek will be held on January 9th, 2015, from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. at the Courthouse basement meeting room in Bellville. The training is free and open to anyone interested in improving water quality in the region. Participants are encouraged to preregister at the Texas Watershed Steward website at http://tws.tamu.edu. The workshop is presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board. Development of a…

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Train Like a Champion Workshop

January 10, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Blinn College Rankin Ag Complex,
902 College Ave, Brenham, TX 77833 United States
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Door Prizes Awarded Throughout the Day!!!   9am – 11am Lambs & Goats…..Speaker, Dusty Titlte 11am – noon Poultry…..Speaker, Dr. Craig Coufal 1pm – 3pm Hogs….Josh Elkins 3pm – 4pm Rabbits…..Speaker, Carolyn Wright    

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$100.00

Home Maintenance of Aerobic Septic Systems Training

January 13, 2015 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
AgriLife Extension Office,
20 S. Holland, Bellville, TX 77418 United States
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The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service of Austin County will be sponsoring an Aerobic Septic Systems training for homeowners on Tuesday, January 13th, 2015, from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM at the Extension Office in Bellville. A $100 fee will be charged per participants, which includes lunch and teaching materials. The class is limited to the first 25 participants – Minimum 10 participants for the class to make. Directed to the homeowner, this session provides a basic training in proper evaluation of structures, equipment and…

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Leadership Advisory Board to Host Annual Meeting

January 15, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Liedertafel Hal,
116 Lux Road, Sealy, TX 77474 United States
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The Leadership Advisory Board of Austin County was formed six years ago for the purpose of promoting Extension work in the community and strengthening the programmatic efforts of the agents in Austin County. In 2008, the board hosted it’s first Extension interpretation event in which all of the program areas supporting Extension work in the county provided a brief look at their individual programs. This year’s event will take place on Thursday, January 15th, at the Liedertafel Hall, 116 Lux Rd. in Sealy. The event,…

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$20.00

Multi-County New Landowner Program

January 16, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Washington County Fairgrounds,
1305 E. Blue Bell Rd., Brenham, TX 77833 United States
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The Multi-County New Landowner Education program is a series of nine informational meetings/seminars/field days designed to make new landowners in Austin, Colorado, Fayette & Washington Counties aware of what types of agricultural enterprises are best for their property.  Participants in the program will hear from experts in certain fields of agriculture about the best management practices that they can implement on their own property.  This innovative program assists  new landowners in understanding  the concepts of rural living.  Participants in the…

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$175.00

Master Gardener Sign Up

January 22, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
AgriLife Extension Office,
20 S. Holland, Bellville, TX 77418 United States
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For anyone interested in participating in the Master Gardener training program, the deadline for signing up is Thursday, January 22nd .  Participants need only come by the Extension Office to register.  There is a fee of $175.00 per participant, which will cover the cost of materials, and defray speaker expenses.  The classes will be held on Tuesdays mornings beginning on January 27, 2015. The Master Gardener program is a unique opportunity for individuals who are interested in horticulture and serving their…

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Crops Update Meeting

January 22, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Brazos FFA Building,
16621 Hwy 36 South, Wallis, TX 77485 United States
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Row crop farmers, please mark Thursday, January 22nd, on your calendars for the crop update meeting in Wallis.  The meeting will take place at the Brazos FFA building in Wallis from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.  Dr. Levi Russell will discuss the implications of the Farm Bill.  Also on the program will be new District Extension Entomologist Dr. Robert Bowling and new District Extension Agronomist Dr. Josh McGinty. Two (2) CEU’s will be given to all pesticide applicators.  There will be…

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Texas Master Naturalist Training Class 2015

January 26, 2015

The Gideon Lincecum Chapter invites anyone interested in learning land stewardship in our diverse Central Texas region of Austin, Colorado, Fayette, Lee and Washington Counties to join our 2015 certification course beginning January 26, 2015.  Classes will be taught by university experts and entertaining specialists in topics including: Texas eco-regions, native fauna and flora, and natural resources management.  The objective is to educate a corps of well-informed citizen volunteers who will demonstrate to their communities an active participation in the…

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February 2015
$35.00

Gulf Coast Grape Growers Field Day

February 6, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cat Spring Ag Society Hall,
13035 Hall Rd, Cat Spring, TX 78933 United States
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The 23rd annual Gulf Coast Grape Growers Field Day will be held on Friday, February 6th, at the Cat Spring Ag Society building in Cat Spring. The day will begin with registration from 8:30-9:00 a.m., with the program beginning at 9:00 a.m. The field day will conclude around 4:00 p.m. Featured speakers will be Extension Viticulture Specialist Dr. Justin Scheiner, Pierce’s Disease Researchers Jim Kamas & Andrew Labay, Texas A&M Associate Professor Dr. Greg Cobb, Viticulture Advisor Fritz Westover, State…

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