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Purchasing Equipment for Your Farm or Ranch (1 CEU)
November 16, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Purchasing Equipment for Your Farm or Ranch – November 6, 2018 Multi-County New Landowner Educational Series – 3rd Friday of February-May & August – November
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.
November Program – Washington County Fairgrounds Country Creations Building
The eighth and final meeting for the 2018 series will take place on Friday, November 16, 2018 at the Washington County Fairgrounds Country Creations Building, 1305 E Blue Bell Road, Brenham, Texas 77833. The session will focus on helping landowners navigate the purchasing process for equipment needed on the farm or ranch. From the basic necessities to tractors, implements, and more we will cover it all. This is a great opportunity for all landowners to learn from the experts in a classroom setting and have the opportunity to ask questions. Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity!
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/