Forage and Livestock Production (CEUs)
May 21 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm$20.00
Multi-County New Landowner Educational Series – 3rd Friday of February-June & 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, rainwater 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 June 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.
May 21st – Forage & Livestock Production – Options for Small Acreage Operations
June 18th – Pond Management
August 20th – Bees and Trees for Homeowners
September 17th – Horticulture Production – Fruit Trees, Pecans, and Grapes for Landowners
October 15th – Wildlife Management and Native Prairie Restoration
November 19th – Emerging Issues for Rural Landowners
May Program – Forage & Livestock Production – Austin County, Sand Creek Ranch
The third meeting for the 2021 series will take place on Friday, May 21, 2021 at the Sandy Creek Ranch located in New Ulm, Texas. For this session preregistration is required, only those who preregister will be sent the directions. The goal of this session is to help landowners who want to establish or recover their pasture and hay meadows along with fertility and weed control options. Then look at options for overseeding pastures with winter forages, learn about the process and benefits. Lastly, we will cover livestock production by learning some tips and tricks to help you have a more successful herd. Two CEU (2 Gen) will be available for licensed pesticide applicators. Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity!
The 2020 and 2021 Multi-County New Landowner series is generously supported by:
Citizens State Bank – Somerville ———– Capital Farm Credit – LaGrange and Bellville!
AgWorkers Insurance ———– Texas Casual Cottages By Partners in Building
Be sure to remember them for all your banking, lending, insurance, and building 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 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://washington.agrilife.org/ag/nlo/