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To all: I have accepted another position with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service.  Effective Monday, November 16th I will be working in Bexar County (San Antonio) as the Agriculture and Natural Resources agent. I have enjoyed the past four years in Bandera.  This experience has allowed me to grow both personally and professionally.  I’m thankful for the networks […]

Workshop for Veterans Interested in Starting a Farm or Ranch

Source: United States Department of Agriculture “Battleground to Breaking Ground: A Transitional Journey” is a workshop open to veterans, active duty military, National Guard, reservists and anyone interested in starting their own farm or ranch. Staff from Texas AgrAbility will share how their program can assist with empowering agricultural producers, their family members or employees […]

Hay Testing Campaign Results/Winter Feeding Program

Join us this Thursday, October 29th from 10-12 noon at the Mansfield Park Recreation Center to hear from Dr. Larry Redmon, State Extension Forage Specialist.  Dr. Redmon will discuss the results of last month’s hay testing campaign in addition to offer some tips concerning winter feeding strategies.  Don’t miss out on a great educational opportunity! This program is free […]

Rain Chances Increasing

See the report below from the National Weather Service regarding the potential for heavy rainfall. 19October2015_TX SOC_1400

Fall Field Day Rescheduled

The Ag/NR Fall Field Day planned for this Thursday, October 22nd at Herbst Ranch has been rescheduled for Friday, November 20th due to high rain probability over the next few days.  Please call the Extension Office at 830-796-7755 and sign up if you plan on attending.

Cool Season Forages – To Plant or Not to Plant?

The following is from Dr. Vanessa Corriher-Olson, Forage Extension Specialist, Soil & Crop Sciences, Overton, TX Areas of Texas have received very little rainfall since the end of June. As we begin the month of October many of us are questioning whether to plant cool season annual forages (such as ryegrass, small grains or legumes). Many […]

Hill Country Youth Commercial Heifer Show and Sale

Make plans to attend the Hill Country Youth Commercial Heifer Show and Sale October 8th in Fredericksburg.  See below for details! SaleFlyer (3)

Weather Forecast

In the latest edition of Southern Livestock Standard, Brian Bledsoe shares his thoughts and predictions on what our forecast looks like heading into winter.  As you know, we are in an EL Nino pattern which typically brings warmer temperatures and wetter weather.  I think we can all agree on the warmer temperatures, but what happened to […]

Olive Production and Management Seminar

See the attached flyer on an Olive Production and Management Seminar to be held at the San Antonio Livestock Exposition Dairy Barn from 10-4 p.m. Monday, November 30th.  Registration is $30 and includes lunch. 11-30-15 Olive Production & Mgmt  

Chronic Wasting Disease Program

Mark your calendar for this informative and educational event. Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in cooperation with the Ranchers and Landowners Association and Texas Parks and Wildlife will co-sponsor a Chronic Wasting Disease program Tuesday, October 13th at the Bandera United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall located at 1103 Cedar Street in Bandera. Registration is at […]