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Monthly Archives: May 2016

The new Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) has the potential to affect anyone who feeds a mediated ration. It is set to take full effect on January 1, 2017. This seminar will begin the conversation that any feeder needs to have with their veterinary and feed provider. The program will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, July 7 in the Magnolia Room at the Tarrant County Resource Connection located at 1100 Circle Drive in Fort Worth.

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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, June 8. 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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Did you know that each horse makes about 50 pounds of manure every day? “Now that I have your attention” says new Tarrant County Agriculture and Natural Resources Agent Fred M. Hall, “you can plan on attending this program and learn strategies to prevent that manure from polluting our local water.” The webinar is set for 6 p.m on Tuesday, June 14 at the Tarrant County Extension Office located at 200 Taylor St. in Fort Worth.

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On Tuesday evening I had the opportunity to attend the Keller 4-H Awards Banquet and assist in presenting the Senior Awards. I assisted Charann Vest at the podium. It was a blast!

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This workshop will focus on the Village Creek/Lake Arlington Watershed and is being co-hosted by the Trinity River Authority, The AgriLife Extension Office in Tarrant County, and the Texas Water Resources Institute. The training will focus on the nature and function of stream and riparian zones and the benefits and direct impacts from healthy riparian zones.

The riparian education program will cover an introduction to riparian principles, watershed processes, basic hydrology, erosion/deposition principles, and riparian vegetation, as well as potential causes of degradation and possible resulting impairment(s), and available local resources including technical assistance and tools that can be employed to prevent and/or resolve degradation. This one-day trainings will include both indoor classroom presentations and outdoor stream walks.

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