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November 2018

Soil Testing Campaign

November 1 - November 30

Growing better quality hay and pasture grass is a major goal of all hay and livestock producers. Starting with a soil test is the most important step to determining the amount of fertilizer needed each year. Producers should consider soil testing as an investment in this year’s hay and pasture, because the correct amounts and timing of fertilization can greatly enhance hay quality and growth. November 1st thru November 30th has been set as the time for all Austin County…

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5 Hour CEU Conference

November 30 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Four County Auction Barn, Hwy 159 @ FM 2754
Industry, TX 78944 United States
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$20

The Beef and Forage Committee of Austin County is hosting an educational seminar on Friday, November 30, 2018, at the Four County Auction Barn in Industry.  The program will offer 5 CEU credits for those producers who possess a private pesticide applicator’s license. Those interested may pre-register by November 28, 2018.  Registration at the event will be $20 per person. You can pre-register by calling 979-865-2072 or by visiting our EVENT REGISTRATION page. Flyer  

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December 2018

Homeowner Maintenance of Septic Systems

December 3 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Bellville Volunteer Fire Department, 511 West Main Street
Bellville, TX 77418 United States
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Free

If you are interested in learning how to keep your septic system functioning properly, this program provides the basic understanding of operational and maintenance activities of conventional and aerobic septic systems. Presentations will cover the treatment processes, health and safety considerations, an overview of how to inspect and maintain the system and goes in depth on aerobic septic systems and their operations and maintenance.  This class will provide homeowners in Austin County with the certification to maintain their aerobic system.…

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January 2019

Bluebonnet Master Gardeners 2019 Training

January 10, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fayette County Ag Building, 255 Svoboda Ln
La Grange, TX 78945 United States
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Are you interested in becoming a certified Master Gardener? Do you want to learn more about the art and science of landscape plants, gardens, fruit trees and more? The Bluebonnet Master Gardener Association is offering a training program with weekly classes running from January 17, 2019, to graduation on April 23, 2019. Classes will be held on Thursday mornings from 9:00am-1:00pm in La Grange. Topics for the class include: plant growth and development entomology soils and plant fertility landscape and…

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February 2019

Grape Growers Field Day

February 1, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Cat Spring Ag Society Hall, 13035 Hall Rd
Cat Spring, TX 78933 United States
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$35

The 27th annual Gulf Coast Grape Growers Field Day will be held on Friday, February 1st, at the Cat Spring Ag Society building in Cat Spring. The day will begin with registration from 8:30a.m.-9:00 a.m., with the program beginning at 9:00 a.m. The field day will conclude around 4:00 p.m. There will be several topics of interest to those in the wine grape production business as well as those who are thinking about getting started growing grapes. There will also…

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Small Farms & Vegetable Conference

February 22, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Cat Spring Ag Society Hall, 13035 Hall Rd
Cat Spring, TX 78933 United States
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$30

The Horticulture Committee of Austin County will be sponsoring a Small Farms and Vegetable Conference on February 22nd at the Cat Spring Ag Society Hall. Registration will take place from 8:30 a.m. until 9:00 a.m. with the program to follow. This year’s program will focus on fruits, nuts and bee production for South Central Texas, and strategies related to raising, marketing and the economics of production. The program will begin at 9:00 a.m. and last until about 3:00 p.m. Lunch will…

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