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Aquaponics Program Nearing

Monday, April 27th, 2015

How many of you are familiar with the term aquaponics?  Many of us have likely heard the term but may not exactly clear on what it actually means. In short, aquaponics is an integrated aquaculture (growing fish) and hydroponic (growing plants) system that mutually benefits both environments. Aquaponics uses no chemicals, requires one tenth or 10% of the water […]

Grafting/Pruning Workshop

Monday, April 27th, 2015

Join us for a Fruit and Nut Tree Grafting and Pruning Workshop on Tuesday, May 5th from 9-11 a.m. at Love Creek Apple Orchard in Medina.  The orchard is located at 13495 State Hwy. 16. Dr. Larry Stein, Extension Horticulturist from Uvalde will discuss the latest techniques and best management practices for grafting and pruning trees.  The […]

Veterinary Entomology Newsletter

Friday, April 24th, 2015

A very good read below with several articles of interest.  Enjoy! April_2015_Newsletter

Farm Pond Management Seminar

Friday, April 24th, 2015

With some much needed rains this spring, hopefully everyone’s ponds have benefitted and caught some valuable runoff. Along with that runoff will come some unwanted pondweeds. What does a healthy pond look like and how do I maintain it? Maintaining a healthy and growing pond is a difficult task in the hill country of Texas.  […]

Get Grazing Leases in Writing

Thursday, April 16th, 2015

The following article was published by Blair Fannin, Texas AgriLife Today FORT WORTH – Surprisingly, some grazing leases are simple verbal agreements, but for both parties’ protection it is always best to get the agreement in writing, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service law specialist. Tiffany Dowell-Lashmet recently gave an overview of grazing […]

Bandera Water Workshops

Thursday, April 16th, 2015

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in cooperation with the Bandera County River Authority and Groundwater District and other sponsors will be hosting several water workshops for 2015.  The programs will cover every facet of water conservation and management.  Programs will include tours and hands on activities.  If you have a genuine interest in conservation and being a good steward […]

Herbicide, Mowing or Fertilizer… What Should I Do?

Monday, April 13th, 2015

Have you ever pondered the abovementioned?  Dr. David Bade was one of our State Extension Forage Specialists and is credited with some outstanding research work.  The information below tells the whole story! BadeInfo1  

Cattle Producers Beginning a Slow, Gradual Rebuilding Process

Monday, April 13th, 2015

The following article was written by Blair Fannin, Texas AgriLife Today. FORT WORTH – Water, drought, border security and the cattle market outlook were pertinent issues discussed at the 2015 Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association Convention held recently at the Fort Worth Convention Center. The three-day convention attended by 3,500 producers featured cattle handling […]

Bennett Land Stewardship Conference

Monday, April 6th, 2015

Mark your calendar to attend the second annual Bennett Land Stewardship Conference April 23-24 at the Inn of the Hills Resort and Conference Center in Kerrville.  The focus of the event is “Keys to Hill Country Living”. Cost of the two-day conference is $75 and includes all meals, break refreshments and tour transportation costs.  For  more information […]

Stocking Rates and Financial Considerations

Monday, April 6th, 2015

Make plans to join us on 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 be offered.  Cost is $10/person and includes refreshments and […]