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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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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