Agriculture & Natural Resources

Details on upcoming events:

  • Pond / Lake Management Clinic:  Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at the County Extension Office.   – Private farm ponds and lakes in southeast Texas serve a variety of functions.  Many landowners desire to acquire the techniques and skills for managing their ponds to reach their goals.  This seminar will include the following topics:  Fish Stocking Rates & Population Ratios, Water Quality Concerns, Aeration and Turbidity, Weed ID & Control Options, Site Selection, Design & Contours for Productivity.  Register by calling or coming to the Extension Office at 936-539-7822 or online at:
  • Private TDA Pesticide Applicator Training:  Thursday, April 27, 2017 at the County Extension Office – The training begins at 9:00am and usually lasts about 4 hours.  Study material MUST be purchased ahead of time to assist with preparation.  The cost for the study materials and the training is $50.  Please come in to the Extension Office to sign up, and to pay for the registration fee/study materials.  Documentation will be provided at the conclusion of the training to be used in securing a test date.
  • Beef Cattle Nutrition & Forage Management Clinic:  Thursday, May 18 at the County Extension Office – Discussing the various aspects of managing the nutritional needs of different classes of beef cattle.  Those groups include stocker type, weaning age calves, replacement heifers, bred cows, and rebreeding cows.  Special guest speakers include Dr. Jason Cleere, Extension Beef Cattle Specialist, and Dr. Don Goodman, DVM.  Registration fee is $15.  Register by calling or coming to the Extension Office at 936-539-7822 or online at:
  • 2017 Montgomery County Horse Committee Open Ride Nights  Open Ride Flyer


Ag Newsletter Apr. 2017:  April 2017 Newsletter

Ag Newsletter Jan. 2017:     january-2017-newsletter

Ag Newsletter Nov. 2016:     Nov. 2016 Newsletter

Ag Newsletter Sept. 2016:     Sept 2016 Newsletter

Ag Newsletter June 2016:     June 2016 newsletter


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:

Revised Equine Directory Nov 2015


8 Responses to Agriculture & Natural Resources

  1. I am interested in reserving your On the Road to Healthy Living Mobile Cooking School for the evening of April 7th, 2016. Our organization is called Bentwater Volunteer Families (BVF). We are a group of about 25 7th-12th grade boys and girls, along with their parents, who perform community service throughout Montgomery.

    We would be honored to have your program come out and teach us proper food handling, healthy living, and cooking instruction. Please let me know if you believe our organizations are a goof fit. Thank you in advance for your time and consideration.

    Kellie Anderson
    BVF President

    • josh.merillat says:

      Hi Kellie!

      This sounds like a great connection! We’d love to work together with you! I do have the evening of April 7th open. Usually the classes last about 2 hours and end with everyone eating the food we have prepared.

      I sent you an e-mail with a host letter we use to help explain more about the concept of the Mobile Cooking School. Ideally, we like to do 3 classes to be able to focus on our main topics. The letter mentions that focus on low income areas, but are not at all limited to only those areas.

      Take a look at the letter and see what questions you have. In the meantime, I will pencil you in on April 7th.

      Amy Ressler
      County Extension Agent- Family & Consumer Sciences
      Montgomery County

  2. Juan Raudales says:

    I request information about planting grass for cattle.

    Juan Raudales

    • april.fagan says:

      Let me give you a call. There are a number of questions to consider like soil type, acres to be used, are you going to strictly graze or cut hay in the future. We need to look at your goals for the future. – Mike Heimer, CEA – Agriculture

  3. Candice Loebsack says:

    What are the requirements for selling farm eggs for a hobby farm in this county?

  4. Susan Kluna says:

    I am wanting to start a crawfish farm in Montgomery County, TX or surrounding areas. I would like to know how to get started and what I need to do first.

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