Bees and Trees – Multi-County New Landowner Educational Series – Washington County Fairgrounds, Brenham – August 18, 2017
The Multi-County New Landowner Education program is a series of 8 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, rain water 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 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 eight 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.
August 18th – Bees and Trees
September 15th – Horticulture (Fruit Trees, Grapes, Olives, Pecans, and More)
October 20th – Wildlife Management, Native Grasses, Prairie Restoration
November 17th – Hot Topics (Participants Will Identify)
August 18th Bees and Trees – Washington County Fairgrounds Sales Facility, Brenham
The series resumes after the summer break with a session scheduled for Friday, August 18, 2017 at the Washington County Fairgrounds Sales Facility located at 1305 E Blue Bell Road in Brenham. This session will focus on raising bees for hobby as well as raising them for an agriculture valuation on property. Presentations will cover the basics of getting started with bees and provide an opportunity for everyone to ask questions about managing their hives successfully. Additionally, the session will include a segment on tree basics for landowners. From identification to planting, disease management and fertilization we will discuss some of the most common tree questions that come to the Extension Office, and provide attendees an opportunity to learn more about proper management of one of the greatest assets on their property. Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity!
The 2017 Multi-County New Landowner series is generously supported by:
Citizens State Bank – Somerville ———– Capital Farm Credit – LaGrange and Bellville!
Be sure to remember them for all you banking and lending needs. Additional contact information for each of these sponsors will be provided at the monthly New Landowner Sessions.
For more information please contact the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office in Austin, (979-865-2072), Colorado County (979-732-2082), Fayette (979-968-5831) or Washington (979-277-6212). Registration materials and more information can also be found on our website, http://agrilife.org/coastalbend/program-areas/new-land-owner-information/