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Northwest Iowa Dairy Outlooks

A local discussion of current science and issues concerning dairying in northwest iowa

The Patio Lecture Series brings experts and citizens together to visit about topics of interest to homeowners you live where nature and the city meet. Each program will be at the Williamson County Extension Office Training Room. The cost of the series will be $25 or $10 at the door if you only want to attend a single program.

The second program is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday, March 3. The presenter will discuss his experiences with bird-watching in Williamson County. Jim Hailey will share information on locations and varieties of birds in the county and help new birders understand the diversity that can greet them at the edge of their patio.

Hailey is a retired CEO of Truckers Equipment Inc.  And in the spring of 2010, he retired from his post business career position as a Professor of History at Texas A&M University-Kingsville where he taught for ten years.  Jim began birding seriously in 1990 and currently leads trips for the Texas Ornithological Society (TOS) to Alaska, Minnesota, Colorado and Arizona.   

In addition, he facilitated the establishment of two Audubon groups—the Monte Mucho Audubon Society in Laredo and the Williamson Audubon Group in Georgetown.  He is also a founding member of the Good Water Chapter of the Texas Master Naturalist in Williamson County. 

Future topics include: Preserving home-grown produce, butterflies, pollinators, urban pond management, oak wilt, home butchering and home-run grilling.

The series meets most months, with seven events left in the series.

For more information contact the Texas AgriLife Extension Service office in Williamson County at 512.943.3300.



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