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Northwest Iowa Dairy Outlooks

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

New landowners who have questions about keeping their agriculture or wildlife exemptions, financial assistance through USDA, rodent and pest control or how to improve their soil health need to attend this Extension program on Thursday, April 7 in the Brand Room at the Cattle Raisers located at 1301 West 7th St. in Fort Worth. The program registration and refreshments begin at 5:30 p.m. and the program starts at 6 p.m. Licensed pesticide applicators will earn two continuing education units. The registration is $15 which includes: handouts, educational program and refreshments.

“This information will help prevent costly mistakes made by many new urban landowners” says the new Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Agriculture and Natural Resource Agent in Tarrant County Fred M. Hall

Tarrant County Appraisal District Manager of Agriculture Valuation Dale Rector will begin the program by outlining the requirements to get and maintain exemptions. He will cover what enterprises qualify and what don’t plus general information for new landowners.

Melody Medders with the USDA Natural Resources and Conservation office that covers this area will outline the programs available through USDA including the EQIP program.

Robert Spindle with the Tarrant County Animal Control Office will address the reason pests show up at urban homes and how to control them plus things you can do to discourage them from coming to your door in the first place!

Tarrant County AgriLife Extension agent Fred M. Hall will conclude the program by helping landowners understand the importance of a healthy and fertile soil to making successful crop and forage production as well as maintaining an attractive landscape.

Register on-line at: http://agrilife.org/urbantarrantag/program-registration or by contacting the Extension office at 817.884.1946.

 

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