Multi County New Landowner Educational Series: Fruit Trees, Pecans, Grapes for Small Acreage
August 19 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm$20.00
Multi-County New Landowner Educational Series – 3rd Friday of August – November (Flyer Attached) (CEUs)
The Multi-County New Landowner Education program is a series of 7 informational meetings, seminars, and 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 a variety of fields in agriculture about best management practices that can be implemented on their own property. This innovative program assists new landowners in understanding the concepts of rural living. Participants in the program are given exposure to ideas on raising livestock and horses, plant identification, fence building, applying pesticides, soil testing, stock pond management, pond construction, fruit and nut production, rainwater harvesting, turf management, and much more. The program also serves as a way for new residents of the four counties to network and meet new people in their communities, find out what can be done on their land, what operations can be successful, and possibly what opportunities they have to serve the community.
The programs will be held on the third Friday of the months of February through May (no program in April) and August through November. Each month’s meeting will be held at different locations in one of the four counties. The meetings begin at 1:30pm and will last between 4 and 5 hours depending on the topic and possible tour stops. The cost for the program series is $125.00 per person, $200.00 per couple for all seven meetings, $20.00 per person per meeting. Continuing Education Units (CEU’s) for pesticide applicators will be offered as they are applicable. A great selection of refreshments will be provided at each session. Participants who sign up for the entire series will receive a notebook at the beginning of the series to fill as we progress through the program with handouts and reference material that will be useful as they move forward with improvements on their property. The remaining topics to be covered for this year are:
August 19th – Horticulture Production – Fruit Trees, Pecans, and Grapes for Landowners
September 16th – Forage &/or Livestock Production – Options for Small Acreage Operations
October 21st – Wildlife Management and Native Prairie Restoration
November 18th – Bees and Trees for Homeowners
August Program –Horticulture (Fruit Trees, Pecans, & Grapes for Small Landowners) – Cat Spring Agriculture Hall
The fourth meeting for the 2022 series will take place on Friday, August 19, 2022, at the Cat Spring Agriculture Hall located at 13035 hall Road in Cat Spring. Viticulture is growing in popularity with new landowners, and more are trying their hand at growing their own grapes to make wine. We have one of our Extension Viticulture specialist and Associate Professor discussing how to start your own vineyard. During this session we will also discuss pecan and fruit tree production with one of our Extension Horticulture Specialist. Learn what you need to know to get started growing your own orchard or a few pecan or fruit trees in your backyard. Three CEUs (3 General) will be offered for all licensed pesticide applicators. Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity!
The 2022 Multi-County New Landowner series is generously supported by:
Washington County Tractor- Sealy and Brenham ———–Texas Casual Cottages By Partners in Building
For more information, please contact the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office in Austin County (979-865-2072), Colorado County (979-732-2082), Fayette County (979-968-5831), or Washington County (979-277-6212). Registration materials and more information can also be found on our website, https://washington.agrilife.org/nlo