February Program – Introduction (Ag/Wildlife Tax Valuation)
Washington County Fairgrounds Sales Facility in Brenham
The first meeting for the 2019 series will take place on Friday, February 15, 2019 at the Washington County Fairgrounds Sales Facility in Brenham located at 1035 E Blue Bell Rd. Our initial session will provide an overview of the program, share information for local resources, and provide participants with an opportunity to learn more about the fundamentals of getting started with managing their property. Appraisers from each county will also be on hand for individual county breakout sessions to help answer questions related to Ag/Wildlife Tax Valuation for participants. This is a great opportunity to network with other new landowners and learn about resources that can be of great assistance to you in establishing an agricultural or wildlife exemption for your property. Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity!
Flyer and Map: February 2019 NLO Flyer and Map
Publications: 2019 NLO Course Outline
County Manuals: Austin County Ag Guidelines
March Program – Pond Management
Colorado County Fairgrounds HE Building in Columbus
Flyer and Map: March 2019 NLO Flyer & Map
Publications: Application and Guidelines to Stock Triploid Grass Carp Calculating
April Program – Weed and Brush Control
W.E. Hill Community Center in Sealy
The third meeting for the 2019 series will take place on Friday, April 26, 2019 at the W.E. Hill Community Center located at 1000 Main Street in Sealy. The goal of this session is to help landowners identify common weeds and brush species in our area. In addition to identifying problem species we will cover the ins and outs of why we have the weeds we do, how to determine the most effective treatment option, as well as covering a variety of herbicides and application methods for management and control of these plants. This is a great opportunity for any and all landowners to learn from the experts in a classroom setting and have a great opportunity to see equipment and demonstrations as part of the day. Also, if you have a weed or brush sample you would like identified please bring it and we will be glad to identify it for you. Any plant sample need to be as fresh as possible, include leaves and roots, and flower (if applicable). Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity! Three continuing education units (3 CEUs; 1 General, 1 IPM, and 1 L&R) will be offered to all applicators in attendance.
Flyer and Map: April 2019 NLO Flyer & Map
May Program – Forage & Livestock Production
6633 Wied Road in La Grange
The fourth meeting for the 2019 series will take place on Friday, May 17, 2019 at the Fritsch Property, located at 6633 Wied Road in La Grange. This session will focus on answering questions and helping landowners navigate forage management and livestock production options for smaller acreage. Topics will include soil testing, forage testing, forage systems and how best to manage the forage you want to have, livestock system options (not just cattle), and ag valuation options as they relate to livestock and forage. Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity! Two continuing education units (2 CEUs; 2 General) will be offered to all applicators in attendance.
Flyer and Map: May 2019 NLO Flyer and Map
August Program – Bees and Trees for Homeowners
Washington County Fairgrounds in Brenham
The August meeting for the 2019 series will take place on Friday, August 16, 201 at the Washington County Fairgrounds Sales Facility located at 1305 E Blue Bell Road in Brenham. Beekeeping continues to be a hot topic, especially for medium to small acreage landowners. Before you jump in head-first and order the equipment and a hive of bees, come learn what to expect! We will hear from several area beekeepers on what it takes to raise honeybees in this area of Texas, some of the challenges they face, and what they’ve found to be good solutions. In addition to bees we will take a portion of the afternoon to talk trees! In Texas and especially in our part of Texas trees are a valuable commodity that landowners care about and strive to keep them healthy and vigorous. Come learn about tree biology, how to recognize common tree problems, and how to manage for tree health. We will “leaf” no question unanswered, discussing planting, pruning, watering, fertilizer, insect and disease control. Additionally, if you wish to have a tree (or several trees) identified from your property, feel free to bring a sample. Any plant sample need to be as fresh as possible; we recommend bringing about an 18” section of branch or twig that includes leaves, flowers, seeds, or fruit (if applicable). Also, having some pictures of the whole tree and the bark will help to make positive identifications. Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity! Two CEUs (1 General, 1 IPM) will be offered for all licensed pesticide applicators.
Flyer and Map: August 2019 NLO Flyer and Map
September Program – Horticulture – Fruit Trees, Grapes, Olives, Pecans
Winedale Historical Complex in Round Top
The sixth meeting for the 2019 series will take place on Friday, September 20, 2019 at the Winedale Historical Complex at 3738 FM 2714 in Round Top. The guest speaker will be Dr. Larry Stein, Associate Head Professor & Extension Horticulturist. The goal of this session is to help landowners with information and knowledge with fruit trees, pecans, and olives. To achieve this goal, we will be taking advantage of the onsite demonstration orchard at Winedale and then going on a short scenic drive up the road to a working orchard owned by Tim Meier. This is a great opportunity for any and all landowners to learn from the experts in a classroom setting and have the opportunity to ask questions. Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity!
Flyer and Map: September 2019 NLO Flyer and Map
October Program – Wildlife Management & Native Grasses
Liedertafel Hall in Sealy
The seventh meeting for the 2019 series will take place on Friday, October 18, 2019 at the Liedertafel Hall in Sealy, Texas. The program is targeted towards new landowners, but everyone is welcome. The goal of this session is to help landowners identify wildlife management options, including wildlife tax exemption options, and provide information on native grass restoration. Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity!
Flyer and Map: October 2019 NLO Flyer and Map
November Program – Managing Pests in the Country
Colorado County Fairgrounds in Columbus
The eighth and final meeting for the 2019 series will take place on Friday, November 15, 2019 at the Colorado County Fairgrounds H.E. Building located at 1146 Crossroads Boulevard, Columbus, Texas. T.J. Muir, Wildlife Damage Management Biologist will be the featured speaker for the event. This session will focus on managing pests including but not limited to possums, racoons, squirrels, coyotes, and feral hogs. Pest and pest damage identification, prevention, and control methods will be discussed. Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity!
Flyer and Map: November 2019 NLO Flyer and Map