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Monthly Archives: June 2014

Whether you own hundreds of cows or a goat, attending the 2014 Williamson County Forage Conference will help you understand your forage options. The conference will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, July 14 at the Williamson County Extension office. The registration fee is $20 and includes lunch if the office receives it by July 8, or $30 at the door with no lunch guarantee.

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With “mosquito season” upon us, horse owners need to be proactive in protecting their animals. The first step is to attend the Protecting Your Horse From Mosquito-borne Viruses program on Tuesday, July 1. Extension professionals have put this program together to help owners understand the threat, identify potential hazards in their stable and complete the cycle by understanding diagnosing and treatment options. The program runs from 6 to 9 pm and will be held at the Extension office located at 3151 SE Inner Loop in Georgetown. The program is sponsored by the Williamson County Extension Horse Committee.

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Americans count on trees and forests to provide shade and shelter, jobs and products, and clean air and water, both today and for generations to come. However, non-native insects and diseases are destroying North American trees and forests. In some cases, entire species of trees are being removed from our forests and neighborhoods, causing economic and environmental costs and reduced quality of life in our communities. In this webinar, the authors of Fading Forests III: American Forests: What Choice Will We Make? will present policy and management options that can protect our trees and forests, followed by comments by a panel of experts from government, industry, and non-governmental organizations.

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