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Monthly Archives: March 2016

Training for Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) private pesticide applicator licenses will be held in the Fort Worth Room at the Tarrant County Extension Office on Wednesday, April 13, 2016. Training begins promptly at 8 a.m. and will be completed by 12 noon. Pre-registration is required by calling the Tarrant County Extension Office at 817.884.1946 or on-line at: http://agrilife.org/urbantarrantag/program-registration.

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Faith Dugdale has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship as part of the 2015 Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo Calf Scramble Program. The scholarship recognizes the conscientious way she kept in touch with her sponsor and the project management during the course of the program.

Congratulations to Faith and her family! For more information on youth livestock projects contact the Extension office at 817.884.9145.

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The Road To Greatness Show Steer and Heifer Clinic is set for Saturday, April 9 in the Maverick Cattle Show Barn at 9831 Boat Club Road in Fort Worth. The program will start at 10 a.m. includes a free lunch and will finish by 2 p.m.

“Whether this will be your first year or your last year, the presenters will help you understand your project and be a better showman,” says the new Tarrant County Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension Agent Fred M. Hall.

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Texas horse owners are invited to participate in a study of the Texas equine industry. The study asks about horse ownership, participation in horse-related activities, boarding facilities, and horse-related expenditures.  Owners of businesses that serve the equine industry, such as feed stores, training facilities, farriers, and veterinarians, are also invited to participate in the survey.

The online survey can be accessed from the link: http://bit.ly/1R61UuH.

The survey will remain open through May 1, 2016. Survey participants must be at least 18 years old.

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Whether you own horses, goats, llamas or cattle, you need to plan on attending the North Texas Grazing and Pasture Conference. The conference is scheduled for Saturday, March 19 and will be held at the Magnolia Room of the Tarrant County Resource Connection Conference Center located at 2300 Circle Dr. in Fort Worth. According to the new Tarrant County AgriLife Extension Agriculture Agent Fred M. Hall, “This is a unique program that will address the economics of pastures, alternative forages and have a special focus on developing healthy soils that can maintain high productivity year after year. Whether you are a part-time producer with ten acres and pastured poultry or a commercial grower with 2,000 acres and 100 momma cows, this program will cover information that you need”. The program will began at 8:15 a.m with sign-in and the presentations will start at 8:45 a.m. There will be three continuing education units offered for pesticide applicator license holders including one IPM and two general CEUs. The registration fee is $25.

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Training for Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) private pesticide applicator licenses will be held in the Fort Worth Room at the Tarrant County Extension office on Wednesday, March 9. Training begins promptly at 5:30 p.m. and will be completed by 9:30 p.m. Pre-registration is required by calling the Tarrant County Extension office at 817.884.1946 or on-line at http://agrilife.org/urbantarrantag/program-registration/.

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The program for the the Village Creek-Lake Arlington watershed will take place from 1-5 p.m. on Thursday, March 10 at the Trinity River Authority of Texas General Office, 5300 S. Collins St. in Arlington.

Doors will open at noon for a free lunch for attendees who preregister by March 8.

The workshop will be presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board in cooperation with the Trinity River Authority.

“The training is free and open to anyone interested in improving water quality in the region,” said Aaron Hoff, watershed coordinator for the project. Participants are asked to preregister at http://agrilife.org/urbantarrantag/program-registration or on the Texas Watershed Steward website at http://tws.tamu.edu.

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