The 6th Annual Texas Fruit Conference is a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension educational event, aimed at bringing together commer-cial and recreational fruit growers from around the state to hear and discuss the challenges and successes of fruit growing in Texas. The New Braunfels Civic Convention Center will again be the site for the 2017 conference. This conference is aimed at small acreage and commercial growers, but has content for and is attended by hobbyists and backyard growers from all over the state.
The program this year has four important components:
Basic Training for New Fruit Growers
CEU Recertification, at least 4 (four) CEUs will be available
The Future of Fruit Growing in Texas
Texas Fruit Tasting
Early Bird registration is set at $65/per person for those people regis-tering by September 10th. Regular online registration from Sept. 11 to September 28th is $75/person. On-site registration on Oct. 2nd is $85/person. Registration is available at https://agriliferegister.tamu.edu/Fruit or call 979-732-2082.
The Multi-County New Landowner Education program is a series of 8 informational meetings, seminars, and field days designed to make new landowners in Austin, Colorado, Fayette, & Washington Counties aware of what types of agricultural enterprises are best for their property. Participants in the program will hear from ex-perts in a variety of fields in agriculture about best management practices that can be implemented on their own property. The next New Landowner Program will take place on August 18, 2017 at the Washington County Fair-grounds, 1305 E. Blue Bell Road in Brenham. Registration begins at 1:00pm and the cost is $20 per person if you have not signed up for the entire series. The August program will discuss tree management, common prob-lems with trees in our area, and how to care for trees. We will also discuss beekeeping for beginners: “What you need to know before getting into bees”. Three (3) CEUs (2 Gen, 1 IPM) will be available, although how many is still to be determined. For more information: 979-732-2082Find out more »
The Colorado County Beef and Forage committee will be sponsoring a Fall soil, forage, and water testing cam-paign in November of 2017. As usual, several pick up and drop off locations will be available around the county. This campaign offers testing at a reduced price and we take care of the shipping for you. Make plans now to get your soil, hay, or water tests done during November. More info will be in the next newsletter.Find out more »