CONTACT INFO: Johnny Graciano in Crystal City 830-776-0914 or Ivan Camacho 361-701-3232
TITLE: Public Meeting Regarding USDA Programs Update and the Hispanic and Women Farmers and Ranchers Claims Process
DATE: Wednesday, November 28
LOCATION: AgriLIFE Research Center in El Paso, Texas, 6pm
CONTACT INFO: Call 956-481-3256
TITLE: Mesquite/brush management and programs 1 CEU DATE: May 10, 2012 LOCATION: San Isidro First Baptist Church CONTACT INFO: Ronnie Zamora 956-487-2306
Aisha Reyes, 956-481-3256
TITLE: MAFO 2012 National Farmworker Conference DATE: April 22-25, 2012 LOCATION: Hyatt Regency on the Riverwalk, San Antnio, Texas CONTACT INFO: Lalo Zavala 320-251-1711 website:www.mafofarmworker.com
TITLE: Farmer Resource Seminar DATE: Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at 9:30 am LOCATION: Texas State Technical College, Bldg T Room 126 Harlingen, Texas CONTACT INFO: Adrian de los Santos 956-536-2152 or Aisha Reyes 956-481-3256
TITLE: Webb SWCD Annual Fall Ranch Tour DATE: Friday, October 14, 2011 at 9am - 1pm LOCATION: El Rancho Arenal, Webb County CONTACT INFO: Flavio Garza or Mira Pulido at 956-723-3222 ext 3
Topics: Drought and its effects on Whitetail Deer Livestock Market Update Webb SWCD Awards Legislative Update on Property Rights General Overview of Ground Water Conservation Districts
Speakers: Guillermo Benavides, Webb SWCD #337 Chairman Humberto Yzaguirre, Owner El Rancho Arenal Kent Willamson, Wildlife Biologis, TPWD Susan Durhan, Executive Director STPRA Sam Rodriguez Jr. Owner/ GM R.Y. Livestock Sales, Inc. Andy Garza, GM, Kennedy Co GWCD
TITLE: Hispanic & Women Discrimination Settlement Claims and Farmers' Opportunities with USDA Food Nutrition Assistance Programs DATE: Tuesay, April 12, 2011 at 6:00pm LOCATION: Palo Alto College, Pedernales Hall, Room 109 CONTACT INFO: Fidel del Barrio, Ed. D. 956-665-3117 or firstname.lastname@example.org
TITLE: Farmers' Opportunities with USDA Food Nutrition Assistance Programs & Hispanic & Women Discrimination Settlement Process DATE: Monday, April 11, 2011 at 6:00pm LOCATION: UTPA Annex, Room 107 - 2412 S Closner, Edinburg, Tx CONTACT INFO: Fidel del Barrio, Ed. D. 956-665-3117 or email@example.com
Water in Texas Resources, Rules, and Recourse
December 8 Sacred Heart Parish Hall, 201 W. Blucher St. Falfurrias, Tx
December 9 R.Y. Sale Barn, 3 miles North of US 83 on FM 755 Rio Grande City, Tx
Contact: 361-325-2236 ext 3 8:15 AM - 3:15 PM AGENDA ·Welcome and Introduction ·Groundwater Panel Discussion: (Falfurrias only)
Live Oak UWCD Brush Country GCD Kenedy-Kleberg GCD Duval County GCD
“Surface Water Regulations and Permits” (Rio Grande City only) IBWC ·“Groundwater Resources and Issues in South Texas” Lonnie Stewart, General Manager Live Oak Underground Water Conservation District Secretary, Groundwater Management Area 16 ·“Texas Water Law Issues and Trends” Brad B. Castleberry, Attorney Environmental and Natural Resources Law Lloyd Gosselink Rochelle & Townsend, P.C., Austin, TX ·LUNCH ·USDA Agency Program Overview: USDA NRCS USDA Rural Development USDA Farm Services Agency ·“USDA Rural Mediation and the Texas Rural Mediation Services™ Program for Texas” Riki Hernandez, Outreach Manager Office of Dispute Resolution ·“What the Farm Bill Can Do for Socially Disadvantaged Producers” Texas/Mexico Border Coalition ·Closing Statements/Adjourn Co-Sponsored by:
Texas Dispute Resolution System™ Lubbock County Office of Dispute Resolution (806)775-1720 Rio Bravo Resource Conservation& Development, Inc USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service Loma Blanca Soil & Water Conservation District #328 Starr County Soil & Water Conservation District #332 Texas/Mexico Border Coalition CBO (956)481-3256
Land Issues Workshop for Farmers & Ranchers November 23, 2010 San Isidro Parish Hall 8:00 AM AGENDA · Registration · Welcome and Introductions · Farm Bill – What does it mean for Socially Disadvantaged producers? Luis Ribera, PhD, Assistant Professor & Extension Economist, Texas A&M University Federal legislation affects all producers. Know what may be in store for the next Farm Bill and voice your ideas for changes. · Estate planning especially for farmers and ranchers David Guerrero, Attorney, Meyer & Guerrero, L.L.P. What kind of plans do you have for your farm/ranch? Will your children inherit it? Be sure you know the options for transferring your farm/ranch in the easiest and most cost effective way. · Financial Recordkeeping for farmers and ranchers Vidal Saenz, Extension Agent Farm Advisor, Prairie View A&M University It’s almost time to file your income tax; be right on the money with all your expenses and revenues by keeping an accurate balance sheet. · Evaluations · Lunch (provided) These presenters are experts in their field and regularly work with farmers and ranchers.
“The Cooperative Extension Program serves people of all ages regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, disability, political beliefs, marital or family status. (Not all classes apply to all programs) Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact Texas Cooperative Extension office at 956-487-2306.
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Ranch Management Clinic Tuesday, September 28 Bee County Expo Cener, Beeville 8:30am, $25/ person includes lunch VIEW FLYER HERE
FERAL HOG WORKSHOP
Helotes, Texas - A Feral Hog Workshop will be held on Tuesday, August 24, 2010 at the 4-H Building, 12132 Leslie Road, in Helotes. Attendees who complete the workshop will receive three hours of continuing education units (CEUs) which include two hours general, and one hour laws and regulations.
Registration will be at 8:30 a.m. with the first session at 9 a.m. The workshop will provide landowners and land managers an opportunity to learn more about feral hogs, including their population dynamics, regulations and laws for hunting feral swine, agricultural regulations, controlling feral hogs, trapping, transportation and holding facilities and diseases.
Texas is home to more than 2 million feral hogs, the largest feral hog population in the United States and their numbers continue to increase due to high reproductive potential and the lack of natural predators.
Feral hogs wreak havoc on property, livestock, crops and pastures across the state and frustrate landowners because of t their destructive nature. The spread of disease by feral hogs is a major concern with the potential to jeopardize people, livestock and pets. In addition, there is a risk to the pork industry through the potential transmission of disease from feral hogs to domestic swine.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates that feral hog damage to agriculture in Texas alone exceeds $52 million annually.
Sponsors include Alamo Resource Conservation & Development (RC&D), USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Texas Agrilife Extension, Texas/Mexico Border Coalition CBO and the San Antonio River Authority.
To reserve your seat for the workshop, contact Melissa Thompson at (830) 249-6163 or mail a check payable to "Alamo RC&D" to 39350 IH 10 west, Suite 7, Boerne, TX 78006. Registration is $15 in advance and $20 at the door, and includes beverages, lunch and handouts. Deadline to register in advance is August 19. If reasonable accommodations are required, please notify the Alamo RC&D office two weeks prior to the event.
For more information on the workshop and/or programs offered through the Alamo RC&D, call (830) 249-6163 or visit the Web site at www.alamorcd.org.VIEW AGENDA HERE
IMPROVING YOUR FORAGE QUALITY ON BUFFELGRASS
Rio Grande City, TX – In recent years, advances in plant and animal breeding, introduction of new products, and development of new management approaches have made it possible to increase animal performance. However, for this to be realized, there must be additional focus on forage quality.
Buffelgrass is a highly nutritious grass and is considered excellent for pasture in hot, dry areas and is valued for its production of palatable forage and intermittent grazing during drought periods especially in dry land areas. The focus of this Educational Program will highlight Buffelgrass and its establishment in Starr County.
The Cooperative Extension Program, Texas Agrilife Extension and the Texas/Mexico Border Coalition will be hosting this educational program. Dr. Wayne Hanselka, Dow Chemical Company will provide a topic on Forage Quality & Chemical Treatments, U.S. Insurance will provide a topic on Pasture & Rainfall Insurance for 2011, and the USDA Natural Conservation Service will provide topic on Increasing Productivity & New Conservation Practices. The Program will take place at Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish Hall in El Sauz, Texas on August 26, 2010 at 9:00 a.m. Please reply by R.S.V.P. before August 20, 2010. For more information on this program, please contact Ronnie Zamora, Extension Agent CEP-AgNR or Omar Montemayor, County Extension Agent-Ag at the Starr County Extension Office at (956) 487-2306.
2009 Fall Beef Cattle Workshop Thursday, August 20, 2009 Helotes 4-H Center, 12132 Leslie Rd Helotes, Texas
Southwest Texas Goat Producers
Goat Field Day
June 27, 2009 8:30am - 1:00pm
Double S Ranch Quemado, Texas (830)279-0164
Bi-National Ranchers Conference June 24, 25, 2009 Embassy Suites Hotel Laredo, Texas (956)723-6643 ext 3 or (956)721-2626
Farm & Ranch Management Workshop APRIL 23, 2009, 8am Pearsall Livestock Auction Inc. Pearsall, Texas (210)735-3391 firstname.lastname@example.org Jaime Lopez (830)334-009
Sustainable Ag Conference for Farm and Home Thursday, March 25, 2010 American Legion Hall 1404 Zanderson Ave (Hwy 16), Jourdanton, TX For more information, call (830)249-6163
Agriculture Farm Bill Forum: A Congressman's Perspective Laredo Community College, De La Garza Building 101 Friday, August 29, 8:30am call Webb County Extension office, 956-721-2626
Farm & Ranch Management Workshop The Beer Warehouse Historic Meeting Hall, Floresville, TX 1302 South 2nd St @ C St Friday, August 15, 2008 12:30p - 6:30p DInner is Provided for FREE.
Prescribed Burn Association Meeting Mirando Quad City Community Center Thursday, July 17, 2008 8:30a - 2:30p
Ag Seminar June 19, 2008 in Laredo, Texas contact Flavio Garza 956-723-3508x3
Texas AgriLIFE Beef Cattle Seminar June 11, 2008 at the Parish Hall in San Isidro, Texas 6:30PM, dinner will be served
Hispanic Leadership Program in Ag & Natural Resources Field Day with Masters and PhD students from Texas A&M and UTSA May 13, 2008 starting at 9:00 a.m. Benavides, Hebbronville, and Zapata, Texas
Rio Grande Valley Beef Improvement Association's Bull Gain Test & Heifer Development Field Day & Educational Program April 5, 2008 10:00 a.m. at Rio Beef Feed Yards Go 11 miles east of Linn Tx on HWY 186 then 3 miles North at Rio Beef sign. For more information, call Ronnie Zamora @ 956.487.2306.
2008 South Texas Beef Cattle Shortcourse
VFW Hall Frio City Rd, San Antonio, Texas RSVP to Annette at (210)467-6575 6:30PM 1 CEU offered per session (up to 3)
Thursday, January 10 SPEAKERS: Dr. Dick Machen, Livestock Specialist, TCE Uvalde Sire types for Commercial Herds & Bull Care Plan & Ultimate Size of Cows
Dustin Dean, Bovigen Genetics DNA Testing - How Does it fit into your Cattle Operation
Sponsor:Bayer Animal Health, Pleasanton, TX
Thursday, January 17 SPEAKERS: Dr. Robert Lyons, Extension Range Specialist, TCE Uvalde Pasture Rejuvenation - Prescribed Burn, Aeration, etc.
Dr. Antonio Calles, Geneticist and President, Heartbrand Beef Company, Harwood & Yoakum The Meat that we Raise vs. the Meat that we Eat
Sponsor:West Feeds, San Antonio, TX
Thursday, January 24 SPEAKERS: Dr. Jim Gallagher, Extension Wildlife Specialist, TCE Uvalde Wildlife Management - Food Plots and Weather
Dr. Larry Redman, State Forage Specialist, TCE Uvalde Hey - What Affects the Nutritive Value and Importance of Forage Analysis
Sponsor: Tractor City - John Deere dealers in Castroville, Floresville, Pearsall, Pleasanton, and Seguin
Working to Improve Rural Communities
Texas/Mexico Border Coalition
Community-Based Organization 5175 FM 1017, PO Box 127 San Isidro, Texas 78588 Office: 956-481-3256 Fax: 956-481-3950 Email:email@example.com