Agriculture & Natural Resources

UPCOMING EVENTS

Forage Testing to Promote Cost Effective Feeding – Samples Due October 2nd; Program October 26th


Southeast Texas Grounds Maintenance Conference – October 19, 2017 – Sessions include Feral Hog Management, Turfgrass Management, Dealing with Termite Populations, Update on Laws and Regulations, and Management of Landscape Insects.  Vendors will also be present to present their grounds maintenance products and equipment.  Register by October 9th at $70 per person Late fee is $90 per person.  Grounds Maintenance 2017    More Information:    http://counties.agrilife.org/montgomery/agriculture-natural-resources/agriculture-events/


Winter Pastures for Southeast Texas – October 26th

The Montgomery County Ag Committee and MCBIA present this informative winter pasture program on Thursday evening, October 26 for producers across the area.  The program will feature presentations by Dr. Vanessa Corriher-Olson from Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Overton Center.  Topics will include:

  • Cool season forages and variety selection
  • Monthly and seasonal forage production potential
  • Establishment and fertilization
  • Grazing and utilization strategies
  • Impact of cool season annuals on warm season perennials

We will also have the forage test results back and have hay samples on hand to compare the lab analysis to visual evaluations.  Feeding hay efficiently is money saved.

To sign up, call 936-539-7822 or email m-heimer@tamu.edu.  A registration fee of $20 will cover meal and program materials.  This meeting will be held at the Montgomery County Extension Office.  Please RSVP by October 24.


Quality Management Equals Quality Product – November 16th, 6:30pm

The Montgomery County Beef Improvement Association (MCBIA) and Ag Committee are committed to providing beef cattle producers with the latest skills and technology necessary to produce a quality product for market.  Best management practices look at any product administered to the animal.  On Thursday, November 16th, Dr. Paul Schmitt, of Beard-Navasota Veterinary Clinic, will demonstrate the consequences of not following the label, site selection, and the reduced carcass value as a result of the management actions.  The program will begin at 6:30pm at the Montgomery County Extension Office.  Please RSVP by November 14th.


Soil Testing Campaign – Due by Friday, December 15th

This campaign is designed to encourage producers to use soil testing to build their soil fertility program.  A soil test is a diagnostic tool to assist with the decision making process.  The Montgomery County Soil and Water Conservation District is offering this program at no cost to assist Forage and Livestock Producers with determining the current fertility levels of the fields used to produce forage or hay.  The soil analysis provides the information needed to determine the current fertility and pH levels.  The samples need to be submitted to the Montgomery County Extension Office by Friday, December 15, 2017.


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HELPFUL LINKS

Pond Management by Texas A&M University

Soil Testing Forms               Urban/Homeowner Soil Testing Forms

Texas AgriLife Extension Ag & Natural Resources

TAMU Animal Science Workshops

Texas Department of Agriculture

Texas Forest Service

Texas Parks & Wildlife


Equine Directory:

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2 Responses to Agriculture & Natural Resources

  1. Ray T says:

    Hello,

    I would like to use your soil sample test service. However, it is hard to believe that the Urban and Homeowner Soil Sample Information Form requires that a manual credit card payment form be filled out and mailed. As a victim of Credit card and identity theft, this method of payment is hard for me to wrap my head around.

    The people using this service have no idea what happens to the form once it is dropped in the mail. Questions arise like who is seeing that credit card info and what happens to the form. Is it stored in a file, thrown in the trash where it can be recovered by someone, or properly shredded.

    I cannot bring myself to mail credit card information. Is there another method to pay for this service?

    Thank you,

    Ray T

    • april.fagan says:

      Ray,

      Thank you for contacting us. I understand your concern. Paying with a credit card is one option for payment, but you are more than welcome to pay with a check. They just don’t want you to send in cash. When you look at the form, http://soiltesting.tamu.edu/files/urbansoil.pdf towards the right hand side, there is a box with information on how to make out the check. Please let me know if we can help in any other way.

      April

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