Soil, Forage, and Livestock for Small Acreage Field Day – Pleasant View Farms – May 18, 2018
Multi-County New Landowner Educational Series – 3rd Friday of February-May & August – November (Flyer and Brochure Attached) (CEUs)
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.
February 16th – Introduction (Ag & Wildlife Tax Valuation)
March 16th – Pond Management
April 20th – Weed and Brush Control
May 18th – Forage Production & Livestock Production
August 17th – Bees and Trees for Homeowners
September 21st – Horticulture Production
October 19th – Wildlife Management, Native Grass Restoration
November 16th – Hot Topics (Participants Identified)
May Program – Soil, Forage, and Livestock for Small Acreage Field Day – Pleasant View Farms – May 18, 2018
Join us for the May Landowner Field Day on Friday, May 18, 2018 at Pleasant View Farms located at 12383 FM 1155 in Brenham. The goal of this session is to help landowners understand the basics of soil health and fertility, provide information on forage production and grasses for this area, and discuss the potentials for livestock on small acreage and how to successfully manage for both livestock and wildlife on your property.
The Field Day will be hosted at Pleasant View Farms and will include presentations from Specialists as well as a tour of the operation which includes pastures that have recently been transitioned to improved varieties, a wagyu beef cattle operation, a commercial cow-calf operation, a vineyard, and a pomegranate orchard. The day is sure to have something of interest for everyone and we encourage you all to come out and join us!
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. Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity! Two continuing education units (2 General) will be offered to all licensed applicators in attendance for the duration of the program.
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://agrilife.org/coastalbend/nlo/