Farm and Ranch Seminar

A multi-county Farm and Ranch Seminar for farmers and ranchers conducted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in District 8 is scheduled December 12, 2019.  The District 8 Farm and Ranch Seminar will be offered at 13 locations across Central Texas.

Private Applicators License holders must obtain 15 hours of CEUs every five years to renew/recertify their license; including two hours of Laws and Regulations, two hours of Integrated Pest Management (IPM), and any mix of these and General hours to equal the required 15 hours of CEUs. Licensed commercial and non-commercial applicators are required to recertify every year by obtaining five continuing education credits with one credit each from two of the following categories: laws and regulations, integrated pest management or drift minimization.

The December 12th seminar will provide participants with the opportunity to receive up to seven (7) CEUs.
Of these seven (7) hours, two (2) hour will be in General, two (2) hours in IPM, two (2) hours in Laws and Regulations and one (1) hour in Drift.  Licensed commercial and non-commercial applicators will be able to obtain their required five hours within the first five hours of the program.

Topics and speakers include:

  • General Laws and Regulations, Mark Matocha, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Ag and environmental Safety Specialist.
  • Ticks of Texas and the Disease They Carry, an IPM Approach, Sonja Swiger, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Extension Entomologist.
  • Laws and Regulation Updates and Complaint Process, Perry Cervantes, Texas Department of Agriculture, Coordinator for Pesticide Certification & Compliance. 
  • TDA General Laws and Regulations Compliance, Elizabeth Prokop, Texas Department of Agriculture, Certification Compliance.
  • Pasture Weed and Brush Herbicide Update, Josh McGinty, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Specialist.
  • Pasture Pest Management, David Kerns, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Entomology Department. 
  • Pesticides from the Ground UP, Scott Nolte, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Weed Specialist.

Program registration cost is $50, which includes lunch, breaks and handout materials.  Registration will begin at each of the 13 locations at 7AM with presentations starting at 7:30AM and running till 3:00PM.

Persons interested in attending one of these programs on December 12th can pre-register by contacting the location you plan to attend.  Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service county offices hosting meetings are listed below.

Individuals with disabilities requiring an auxiliary aid or special accommodations in order to participate in this program are asked to contact the Extension Office in charge of the location you plan to attend to determine how reasonable accommodations may be met.


RSVP to the location you will be attending.

Participating Counties Physical Locations RSVP
Phone Number
Johnson, Bosque, Somervell Cleburne Senior Center,
1212 Glenwood Dr, Cleburne, TX 76033
Cook’s Fish Barn
3669 TX-36, Comanche, TX 76442
Bell Bell County Expo
301 W Loop 121, Belton, TX 76513
Williamson Georgetown Annex
100 Wilco Way, Rm 226, Georgetown, TX 78626
Navarro Navarro County Youth Expo
4021 W Hwy 22, Corsicana, TX 75110
Coryell Gatesville Civic Center
301 Veteran’s Memorial Dr, Gatesville, TX 76528
Ellis Ellis County Extension Office
701 S I-35, Waxahachie, TX 75165
Freestone Fairfield Civic Center
500 Oak St, Fairfield, TX 75840
Robertson, Milam,
Leon, Falls
Pridgeon Community Center
351 Cooks Ln, Franklin, TX 77856
McLennan MCC Emergency Services Bldg
7601 Stienbeck Bend Rd, Waco, TX 76401
Hill Hill County Fairgrounds
1180 South Waco St, Hillsboro, TX 76645
Limestone Limestone County Courthouse
200 West State St, Groesbeck, TX 76642
Erath, Hood,
Texas A&M AgriLife Research Center
1229 N US 281, Stephenville, TX 76401

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