Trapping Feral Hogs

The following article was published in the January edition of Ag News and Views.  Trapping probably is the most effective feral hog control technique available to most land managers. Aerial gunning can be fairly effective but should be implemented over large areas (a few thousand acres), requires a helicopter, and can be relatively dangerous considering the necessary […]

NCBA Convention

The following article was published in the January edition of Southern Livestock. The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) is bringing their annual convention back to the Alamo City, February 4-7th. This will be the 117th meeting of the national trade group that represents more than 29,000 individual members and 60 state and breed affiliates. The four […]

Wildlife Tax Valuation Workshop

Do you have an agriculture tax valuation on your land? Are you interested in wildlife management? If so, you are invited to attend a Wildlife Tax Valuation Workshop in San Antonio on Saturday, March 21st from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The goal of the workshop is to help landowners prepare a management plan and application for a […]

Generation Next School

A great opportunity for children or grandchildren taking over the family operation.  Check it out! GN Advertisement

Ag Program Highlights

As 2014 comes to a close, I’d like to personally thank those of you who have attended educational activities and embraced our mission.  Your support of our program is greatly appreciated.  Below are a few agriculture and natural resource program highlights from this year. Ag Portion – 2014 Making a Difference Document As we look ahead, plans are to have a […]

Backyard Composting

The following was published in the December edition of Ag News and Views One of the byproducts of consumerism is waste. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Americans generated about 250 million tons of trash during 2010. Our trash, or municipal solid waste (MSW), is made up of things such as packaging, food […]

2015 Beef Cattle Market

Southeast Farm Press The 2015 Beef Cattle market is fundamentally strong with expectations of reduced beef production and modestly higher cattle prices, according to Walt Prevatt, Auburn University Extension economist and professor. The 2015 cattle market is fundamentally strong with expectations of reduced beef production and modestly higher cattle prices, according to Walt Prevatt, Auburn University […]

Olive Production Seminar Planned

SAN ANTONIO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present an Olive Production and Management Seminar at the dairy barn located on the San Antonio Livestock Exposition grounds from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Dec. 15. The dairy barn is closest to the West Gate/Gate A entrance at 3201 E. Houston St. Registration […]

District Pecan Show Nearing

With the cooler weather here many homeowners and commercial growers are anxiously awaiting the Hill Country District Pecan Show, set for December 12th, 2014 at the Kerr County Youth Event Center in Kerrville.  Growers throughout Texas are having the best crop in years and should have plenty of pecans for this year’s shows. Each year […]

Upcoming Webinar

Planting Natives: Using Herbicides to Prepare Seedbeds and Maintain Native Reseedings in Texas Presenter: Dr. Megan Clayton Date: Thursday, December 4, 2014 Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CST Credit: 1 TDA Pesticide CEU – Integrated Pest Management Description: There are many advantages to reseeding your land to native plants, but what tools are available […]