Feral Hog Program 11-30-18

Feral Hog Program

November 30, 2018 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Texas A&M AgriLife Research & Extension Center, 1229 N US Hwy 281, Stephenville

Cost: $10.00 ( Includes lunch at noon)

RSVP by November 28th  254-965-1460 or erath-tx@tamu.edu


Management Methods for Wild Hogs – by John Tomecek, Assistant Professor and Extension Wildlife Specialist, Department of Wildlife Fisheries and Sciences, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service

District 8 Farm and Ranch Seminar 12-13-18

District 8 Farm and Ranch Seminar

Thursday, December 13, 2018 7:00am – 4:00pm

Texas A&M AgriLife Research Center, 1229 N US Hwy 281, Stephenville, TX

Cost: $50.00       RSVP by December 10, 2018 at 254-965-1460 or email: erath-tx@tamu.edu


7:00 am       Registration 

7:30 am      Laws and Regulations

1 hr. L&R   Local Extension Agent – Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service

8:30 am      “Turfgrass Disease and Management” 

1hr. IPM     Dr. Becky Grubbs –  Assistant Professor, Turfgrass Extension Specialist, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service

9:30 am      “ Worker Protection Standards”

1hr. L&R   Perry Cervantes –  Coordinator for Pesticide Certification and Compliance, Texas Department of Agriculture

 10:30 am    “Weed Control and Managing Herbicide Resistance”

1hr. IPM       Dr. Scott Nolte – State Texas AgriLife Extension Weed Specialist, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. 

11:30 am     Lunch 

12:00 pm    “Spray Equipment setup: save money and reduce drift”

1hr. DRIFT  Josh McGinty – Assistant Professor and Extension Agronomist, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service.                             

 1:00 pm      “Weed Control in Pastures and Hay Meadows”

1 hr. GEN    Dr. Vanessa Corriher-Olsen, Associate Professor & Extension Forage Specialist, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service        

2:00 pm      “Managing Insect Pests of Texas Pastures and Hay”

1 hr. IPM     Dr. Allen Knutson, Professor and Extension Entomologist, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service.                        

 3:00 pm      “ Thinking outside the box trap: current and emerging techniques for wild pig control”

1hr. L&R      Dr. Josh Gaskamp – Wildlife and Range Consultant & Technical Manager, Noble Research Institute                                  

4:00 pm      Adjourn and Hand Out Certificates.


Maintain No Gain

Maintain No Gain provides motivational tools, healthy recipes, and fitness tips to help you control your weight over the holiday season, a 6-week period when the average American gains extra pounds.
Anyone can participate! It’s FREE.

The program begins on November 12, 2018 and lasts for 6 weeks.

The program takes place online, with interactive activities related to nutrition, physical activity, stress and emotional eating, and social support.

Visit learnonline.agrilife.org and create an account, if needed. Then, just select “Maintain No Gain – Healthy Holidays 2018” and type in “holidays18” for the enrollment key. You’re all set!

Andrea Degelia, Family and Community Health Erath County
254-965-1460; andrea.degelia@ag.tamu.edu

Winter Silage Program December 18, 2018

Winter Silage Program
10:00am – 2:00pm
December 18, 2018

DUBLIN, TX 76446

10:00am – Dr. Jourdan Bell, Extension Agronomist, Amarillo
Forage Sorghum Options and Benefits
11:00am – Dr. Ed Bynum, Extension Entomologist, Amarillo
Managing Sugar Cane Aphid

12:00pm – Lunch – will be provided

12:30pm – Dr. Jennifer Spencer & Dr. Juan Piñeiro
Dairy Specialists Updates
1:00pm – Dr. Jourdan Bell, Extension Agronomist, Amarillo
Management and Ensiling grasses for Quality Silage

2 CEUs – (1 – IPM, 1 – General)

Erath, Comanche and Hamilton Counties Cooperating

Cooking with Friends October 11, 18, 25, 2018

Too Busy to Cook?

Cooking with Friends takes the guess work out of your daily dinner dilemma.  This program is designed to help and provide you with ready to cook freezer main dishes that you prepare in advance so that all you have to do is heat it up!  All students will participate in the hands on cooking workshop to create easy multiple packaged meals.

Dates are: October 11, 18, 25, 2018 from 5:30pm – 7pm

Location: Tarleton State University, Wisdom Gym, Room 176

Register today!

Class is limited to 12 participants.

Registration fee is $90 for all 3 classes, the fee includes recipes, handouts and all ingredients for 6 freezer ready meals for a family of 4.  That’s only $3.75/person a meal!

You may register for individual sessions at $40 per session.

To register call the Erath County Extension Office at 254-965-1460, no later than Friday October 5th

Tri-County Cattle Gathering – October 23, 2018

Tri-County Cattle Gathering
October 23,2018 Noon – 3 pm
RSVP by Oct 19th 254-965-1460
Dublin Sale Barn
9862 Hwy 6, Dublin, TX

Erath, Comanche and Hamilton Counties Cooperating

Lunch will be provided

Chute side manners
What are sale buyers and feedlots looking for?

Ron Gill – Associate Department Head for Extension Animal Science, College Station
Jason Cleere – Associate Professor & Extension Beef Cattle Specialist, College Station

4-H T-Shirt Fundraiser!

$10.00 Shirt

Youth, Adult and Extended sizes available

Order DUE August 31st!

Proceeds will be used towards Erath 4-H club, member and team needs.

Animal Handling Training – August 7, 2018

ATTN: Dairy owners, managers and employees

The Texas AgriLife Extension Offices in Erath, Comanche and Hamilton Counties will host a

Dairy Animal Handling Training

Tuesday, August 7th 11:00 am – 2:00 pm.

Tarleton Dairy Center, 2929 N US Hwy 281, Stephenville


Presentations will be in English and Spanish. Speakers will be Dr. Hagevoort from NMSU and Armando Garcia from NMSU. Topics will include safe and appropriate dairy animal handling techniques and stockmanship skills. Lunch will be provided by Zoetis and refreshments by Dairy Max.

Please RSVP by August 3rd  to Erath Extension office at

254-965-1460 or erath-tx@tamu.edu.

Agriculture Law/Leasing Workshop August 28, 2018

Agriculture Law/ Leasing Workshop

Texas AgriLife Extension Research Center
1229 N US Hwy 281, Stephenville, Tx
August 28, 2018 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Limited to first 90 participants
RSVP by August 24th
Cost: $25.00 – Lunch will be provided
(Lawyer & Economist Info for $6.25 per hour!!)


Tiffany Lashmet – Texas AgriLife
Extension Agricultural Law Specialist in
Jason Johnson – Texas AgriLife Extension
Economist in Stephenville

Landowner Leases and checklist
Landowner Liability
General Ag Laws
Landowner Leasing Rates and Resources
All participants will receive a copy of the
Rancher’s Agricultural Leasing Handbook, which
contains checklists and sample lease language.




Inaugural Texan Livestock Judging Clinic hosted by Tarleton State University – July 25, 2018

Mark your calendar!


Date: Wednesday, July 25, 2018  |  Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Deadline to register is Friday, July 13 Cost: $50/person (includes youth & adults)

Register online at JudgingCard.com    Payment is due with registration.

This clinic is open to rising 3rd graders through high school seniors. All youth must be accompanied by a chaperone

Location: Tarleton State University Ag Center (Teaching Pavillion), 2065 College Farm Road, Stephenville, TX

Make plans to attend the inaugural Texan Livestock Judging Clinic hosted by Tarleton State University. The day will include several sessions for judgers of all skill levels. Basic judging workshops are provided for inexperienced judgers and several practice classes will be geared toward more experienced judgers. All attendees will have the opportunity to judge practice classes at their own pace with their teams or adult leaders, followed by an official critique of each class.

Questions? Please contact David Roper, droper@tarleton.edu

Tentative Schedule

9-1o a.m. Registration 10 a.m. Species Workshops noon-1 p.m. Lunch

1 – 3 p.m. Practice Classes 3 – 4 p.m. Official Placings 4 p.m. Adjourn