Setting a Stocking Rate/Financial Considerations for Restocking or Destocking

Call today to reserve your seat for a very timely and informative program Tuesday, April 14th from 6-8 pm at the Mansfield Park Rec Center.  Dr. Bob Lyons and Dr. Rick Machen will discuss several components to include range health, carrying capacity, grazable acres, how and when to restock, ect….  1 hour of General CEU credit will […]

Mesquite Webinar

Getting Ready to Treat Mesquite Presenter: Dr. Bob Lyons Date: Thursday, April 2, 2015 Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CST Credit: 1 TDA Pesticide CEU – Integrated Pest Management Description: It’s that time of year again!  Learn the latest information about treating mesquite this summer.  The webinar will discuss the right timing based on […]

Feral Hogs Present Disease Risk for Livestock and People

The following article was published through the Noble Foundation’s March edition of Ag News and Views. Feral hogs can carry numerous diseases of importance to commercial livestock producers and human health. As the nation’s feral hog population increases, so does the rate of exposure to infected hogs and potential for disease transmission. Pathogens of most concern […]

Texas Community Futures Forum Results

Recently, we completed the Texas Community Futures Forum (TCFF) process for Bandera County.  In short, the process is designed to bring together community leaders and identify/discuss key issues facing the county in the next 3-5 years as it relates to four areas – Agriculture and Natural Resources, Human Sciences, Community and Economic Development and Youth.  Thanks to the individuals […]

Leaf Cutter Ant Control

I generally get several telephone calls concerning leaf cutting ants.  Our options for control are rather limited.  The following recommendations were provided by Dr. Joe Masabni, Extension Small Acreage Vegetable Specialist in College Station. Organic options: This publication ( has some useful information. Here’s a summary of that publication: Cultural/Mechanical control Excavate the young next and capture […]

Bennett Land Stewardship Conference

KERRVILLE – New, relatively new or absentee landowners in the Hill Country will have an opportunity to get an extensive education on managing natural resources at the second annual Bennett Land Stewardship Conference April 23-24. “Keys to Hill Country Living” will be at the Inn of the Hills Resort and Conference Center in Kerrville. It […]

Beekeeping Field Day

Mark your calendar for a Beekeeping Field Day Saturday, April 18th at Bee Creek Ranch Apiary, 2222 FM 1283, in Pipe Creek.  Two sessions will be offered, 10 AM – Noon and 2 – 4 PM.  Presenters at the Field Day will include Bee Creek Ranch Apiarists and Molly Keck, AgriLife Extension program specialist, integrated pest […]

Stocking Rates/Financial Considerations for Restocking

Make plans to join us Tuesday, April 14th from 6-8 p.m. at the Mansfield Park Recreation Center as Drs. Bob Lyons and Rich Machen discuss setting and managing a stocking rate and the economics of restocking.  In addition to going into the spring with some moisture, most producers also have plenty of standing forage.  This is sure […]

Vineyard Set Up and Pruning Workshop

If you have an interest in grape production, make plans to attend this informative and educational workshop Saturday, March 21st at Polvadeau Vineyards in Vanderpool.  Topics will include everything from growing and pruning plants to irrigation and best management practices.  Three hours of CEU credit will be offered to attendees in addition to lunch and a wine […]

Private Applicator Training

A Private Applicator’s Training program has been planned for Tuesday, April 7th at the Bandera County Extension Office, 2886 Highway 16 North.  Registration will begin at 8:00 a.m. with the training to follow at 8:30 a.m.  We will conclude by 12 noon.  Testing will be conducted through PSI Services and scheduled at your convenience. This training […]