The topics listed below are some of the more common ones we see in the Montgomery County Extension Office. If you still have questions, please contact our office.
A list of beekeepers who are registered with the Texas Apiary Inspection Service:
Montgomery County Beekeeper’s Association:
If you are having problems with your pond, call our office. If you need to have a pond weed identified, please email pictures to our Agriculture agent, Brandon Gregson at email@example.com.
Need advice on new pond construction? Contact the NRCS (Natural Resources Conservation Service)
Montgomery County Master Gardeners offer pH testing in the County Extension Office, but many people would like to have more information about their soil. To get a routine analysis of your soil, you can either come by our office and pick up a form and a sample bag, or you can print off the form from the link below and use a Ziploc freezer bag.
When you’re looking at the form (linked above) the first page is what you fill out. The second page is instructions on how to take the sample and how to mail it. Be sure that you label your bag and your sample ID on your bag matches your form. Make sure you pay attention to the shipping address. There are two different addresses, depending on if you are using the Postal Service or another courier. If you provide an email address on the form, you will generally get your results back within a week or two. You will get an analysis, with a recommendation on how to amend the soil towards the bottom of the page. If you need help deciding what to do next, contact our office for assistance.
Use this form for your pasture: Soil Testing Forms
Use this form for your lawn/garden: Urban/Homeowner Soil Testing Forms
Taxpayers may qualify for agricultural productivity valuation on their land. This link provides information on the requirements and steps to file for an agricultural appraisal:
Ag Use Valuation (Ag Exemption for your land) Information from the Montgomery Central Appraisal District:
Sales Tax Exemptions:
Producers can claim exemptions from some Texas taxes when purchasing certain items used exclusively for agricultural and timber products for sale. This link will provide more information:
Miscellaneous / Other
Agriculture Law information from AgriLife Extension Specialist, Tiffany Lashmet, including:
Landowner liability, fence law, estate planning and more: