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Monthly Archives: January 2015

Anyone interested in private water well management in the San Gabriel River watershed is invited to a Texas Well Owner Network (TWON) training Feb.19 in Round Rock. The training is hosted by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension—Williamson County and is free to the public. It will be from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Community Room at the Jester Annex, 1801 East Old Settlers Blvd. in Round Rock, according Drew Gholson, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service program specialist and network coordinator in College Station.

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Just as the historic Chautauqua’s of the turn-of-the century shared and discussed new ideas, we will share the latest information from Extension on caring for and pruning peach trees. Homeowners with one tree or 20 will benefit from this discussion and the hands-on pruning demonstrations will give them the knowledge and confidence to prune their own trees. The program runs from 10 to 3 pm on Monday, February 16 at the Williamson County Extension office located at 3151 SE Inner Loop in Georgetown.

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The regular monthly training for Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) private pesticide applicator licenses will be held at the Williamson County Extension office on Wednesday, February 11, 2015. Training begins promptly at 8 a.m. and will be completed by 12 noon. Pre-registration is required by calling the Williamson Extension office at 512.943.3300.

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An overview of the sugarcane aphid in sorghum and cattle marketing considerations are only a couple of the topics to be featured at the 2015 Blackland Income Growth Conference Feb. 3-4 at the Extraco Events Center in Waco.

According to event coordinators, the conference will offer sessions on a variety of commodities – beef, grain, horticulture, cotton, forage, wildlife and more.

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The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, in cooperation with the Texas AgrAbility Project and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, will present an agriculture workshop for active duty and veteran military service members and others Jan. 24.

The free workshop, called “From Battleground to Breaking Ground: A Transformational Journey,” will be held from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office for Williamson County, 3151 S.E. Inner Loop in Georgetown.

“Military families understand the importance of building plans on good information and will benefit from the array of speakers and resources that will be presented during the program,” reported Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Agricultural Agent Fred M. Hall. “Any small-landowner with a desire to be part of the local food system will benefit from this information,” Hall continued.

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The Annual Central Texas Cow/Calf Clinic in Milano, Texas will be held on Friday, January 9, 2015 at The Milano Livestock Exchange, US 79. This Program is provided by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension in Milam, Robertson, Bell, Burleson, Williamson, and Falls counties. The Registration is from 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. with the Presentation starting at 9:00 a.m. and concluding at 3:00 p.m. 2 CEUs will be given for Pesticide applicators license holders. The cost of the Program is $25.00 payable at the door. Please R.S.V.P to your local Extension office for a meal count. In Williamson County registration can be done by calling 512.943.3300 or on-line at:

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From 9 am to 3 pm, on Thursday, January 8, 2015 a valuable on-line educational program for anyone who supervises 4-H and FFA livestock projects will be hosted in the Training Room at the Extension Office in Georgetown. There is no charge to this program.

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