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22nd Annual Central Texas Small Grain Field Day – April 20th

Our Annual Small Grain Field Day will be held on Thursday April 20th near McGregor, TX.  There are 11 Hard Red Winter Wheat varieties planted in a side-by-side demonstration located off of Smith Road, which is about halfway between Waco and McGregor, on the north side of the road. We will have Extension signs out on Hwy. 84 for the field day.  Signs will go up this week.   On April 20th we will start in the field of Kevin Huffman.  Breakfast will be provided by Lone Star… Read More →

Pecan Field Day – April 4th

  On April 4th, 2023, the Extension offices in Bell, Bosque, Coryell, Falls, Hill and McLennan Counties will host a Pecan Field Day at Russell Pecans, 12633 Gholson Road, Waco, Texas. One (1) IPM CEU will be offered. $10 to register.  Registration will open at 8:30 a.m.   Our topics and speakers include Pecan Grafting – Tools Methods and Demonstrations; Pecan Tree 101 for Homeowners; and Effective Crow Control Techniques.  Monte Nesbitt, Extension Pecan/Fruit/Citrus Specialist and Robert Irving, Founder of Texas Crow Patrol will be our featured speakers…. Read More →

Private Applicators Pesticide Training

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Bosque County will be hosting a Private Applicators Pesticide training on Friday, February 24, 2023, located at 104 S Fuller in Meridian. Registration will begin at 8:15 a.m. with the training starting at 8:30 a.m. and continue until noon.   The training is open to the public. The cost of the class is $75.00. A Laws and Regulation Manual and a Private Applicator Study guide is mandatory and included in the class cost. To register or if you need more information, please… Read More →

Nominate a Volunteer

Each year, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Bosque County and the Commissioner’s Court host a Volunteer Recognition Banquet to recognize outstanding volunteers who serve the residents of Bosque County.  These volunteers give their time and energy to serve in civic and community organizations and to improve our communities.  The Volunteer Recognition Banquet is a special time to honor these extraordinary volunteers. We invite organizations or individuals in Bosque County to nominate outstanding volunteers in the following categories: Agriculture & Natural Resources Civic Organizations & Community Service… Read More →


 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 for December 8, 2022.  The District 8 Farm and Ranch Seminar will be offered at 14 locations across Central Texas. Bosque County Texas A&M will be hosting this program at the Meridian Civic Center located at 309 W River Street in Meridian, TX. Program registration cost is $60, which includes lunch, breaks and handout materials.  Registration will begin at 7AM with presentations starting at 7:30AM… Read More →

Pond Management

The Texas AgriLife Extension Service of Bosque, Johnson, Somervell and McLennan Counties will be hosting a Pond Management Workshop on September 30, 2022, at the Cross J Ranch, located at 18765 FM 56 Kopperl, TX. (Signs will be posted).   Registration will be from 8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. with the program lasting till 3:00pm. This in the field workshop will cover Pond construction and maintenance, water quality, fish management and aquatic food webs, aquatic vegetation Id and management. Registration fee is $30.00 per person payable at the… Read More →

CenTex Beef Symposium

The CenTex Beef Cattle Program is an annual nine-county educational program that rotates each year to a site within one of the host counties. The Beef and Forage Committees within these counties are dedicated in identifying issues and needs that will economically benefit cattle and forage production in Central Texas.   The 14th Annual CenTex Beef Cattle Program will be held on Friday, September 23, 2022 at the W4 Ranch, located at 1809 FM 927 in Morgan, Texas. Registration is at 8:00 a.m. and program starts at 8:30…. Read More →

Bosque County Hay Show Collection Event set for 9-9-2022 at Extension Office

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office – Bosque County will be collecting hay samples for the 44th Annual Bosque County Hay Show & Scholarship Fundraiser. If you are interested in submitting hay samples into this year’s contest, entries may be dropped off at the Bosque County Extension Office (located at 104 S Fuller in Meridian) between 8:30AM and 11AM on Friday, September 9, 2022. Sampling will close on September 9, but you may also drop samples off early at the Extension Office or by 3pm on Thursday, September… Read More →

Sheep and Goat Program

The Bosque, Coryell, Hamilton, Mills and Lampasas County AgriLife Extension Offices will be hosting a Sheep & Goat Workshop on Friday, August 26, 2022, at the Hamilton County Commission Company, in Hamilton, Texas.   Two CEU will be offered to those holding a private applicators pesticide license. The registration will start at 8:45am with the program to start at 9:00am. Presentation topics include Market Trend & QA, by Derek Poe, General Manager of Hamilton Co. Commission Company; Internal Parasite Vaccination, by Dr. Jake Thorne, TAMU Extension Sheep &… Read More →

Master Gardener

Calling all Gardeners…   The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office of Bosque County Extension Office will be offering a Master Gardener Training starting on September 1, 2022. If you are an avid gardener or someone who enjoys learning about horticulture this is a great opportunity. Training topics will include in-depth classes on plant diseases, soil fertility, trees, grasses, vegetable production, irrigation, organic gardening, entomology and more.   You may ask yourself what exactly is a Master Gardener?   A Master Gardener is an individual who has completed extensive training… Read More →