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Monthly Archives: April 2016

This year’s Pizza Ranch Ag Awareness Program saw over 1350 fourth and fifth grade students from across Tarrant County walk through a learning experience that focused agriculture production as part of their world.

Over 50 volunteers and industry partners worker together to make the day not only an educational event, but fun for the students. Stops during the day included milking a cow, a fire truck, nutritional games at the My Plate stop, learning about herbs and vegetable plus a visit with a beef cow!

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Congratulations to the TCJLA scholarship winners. Especially 4-Hers Faith Dugdale, HollyAnn Roach, Dalton York and Amanda Roach. You are great!

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“If you have only one bird, this program will help you understand bio-security and how it effects you” says the new Tarrant County Texas A&M Agricultural and Natural Resources Agent Fred M. Hall. Titled Urban Poultry Bio-Security, What The Science Tells Us the program is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 28 and will be held in the Fort Worth Room in the Tarrant County Extension Office. The office is located at 200 Taylor St., Suite 500 in Fort Worth.

Parking at the facility will be free and there will be no registration fee. However, registration on-line is required and can be done at:

http://agrilife.org/urbantarrantag/program-registration/

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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 Thursday, May 5. 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 5:30 to 9 pm and will be held at Russell Hall located at 5710 Jacksboro Hwy., in Fort Worth. The program is hosted by the Tarrant County Extension Horse Committee and sponsored by Russell Feed & Supply.

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Seventeen attendees, including 4-Hers, FFA members and parents attended the first program in the Road To Greatness Series sponsored by the 4-H Livestock Committee on Saturday, April 9. The Steer and Heifer Clinic focused on what new exhibitors need to know about a calf project.

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This webinar will focus on current vaccination strategies, nutritional management, muscle conditioning, and other health considerations to ensure your horse keeps healthy during the most demanding time of the year: spring, summer and fall. The Tarrant County AgriLife Extension Agriculture and Natural Resources Agent Fred M. Hall invites all horse owners to attend this webcast at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 12. It will be held in the Fort Worth Room in the Extension office located at 200 Taylor St. in Fort Worth.

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“If you have only one bird, this program will help you understand bio-security and how it effects you” says the new Tarrant County Texas A&M Agricultural and Natural Resources Agent Fred M. Hall. Titled Urban Poultry Bio-Security, What The Science Tells Us the program is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 28 and will be held in the Fort Worth Room in the Tarrant County Extension Office. The office is located at 200 Taylor St., Suite 500 in Fort Worth.

Parking at the facility will be free and there will be no registration fee. However, registration on-line is required and can be done at:

http://agrilife.org/urbantarrantag/program-registration/

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