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14th Annual Central Texas Stocker Cattle Seminar

  The 14th Annual Central Texas Stocker Cattle Seminar will be held Wednesday, June 26th at the West Auction Barn located at 20645 N. I-35, West, Texas 76691. This multi-county programming effort will be hosted by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Beef and Forage Committees in Bell, Bosque, Coryell, Falls, Hill, Limestone and McLennan Counties. Cost for the program is $20.00 per person, payable at registration.   Topics for the program will be: Agriculture Financing in a Changing World; Defining the Dollar Value of Cattle, Live Cattle Demonstration;… Read More →

Sheep & Goat Conference

The Bosque, Bell, Coryell, Falls, McLennan, Johnson, Hill, Hamilton, and Limestone County AgriLife Extension Offices will be hosting a Sheep & Goat Conference on Tuesday, May 28, 2024, at The Exchange Events Center, located at 300 S Jefferson Ave in McGregor, Texas.  The registration fee is $30 and includes breakfast and a noon meal.  For more information or to pre-register contact the Bosque County Extension Office at 254-435-2331 by Friday, May 24, 2024.   The registration will start at 8:00am with the program to start at 8:30am. Presentation… Read More →

Vines & Wines Program 5-7-2024

The 7th Annual Central Texas Vines & Wines Program will be held on May 7, 2024, at the 15:5 Vineyard, located at 3405 Southwinds Drive in Lorena, TX. Registration will start at 8:30AM with the program to follow at 9:00AM and should conclude around 2:30PM.   This program will feature TAMU Viticulture Specialists – Michael Cook, Dr. Patrick O’Brien, Fran Pontasch and Dr. Justin Scheiner; Attorney Kimberly Frost; Vineyard owners Robert and Donna Alston; TAMU Horticulture Department Head Dr. Amit Dhingra. Topics include Moisture Monitoring and Floor Management,… Read More →

Tree & Lawn Program 5-9-2024

Bosque County Extension Office will be hosting a Tree & Lawn Health 101 Program on Thursday, May 9, 2024. This program will be held at the Clifton Fairgrounds Home Economics’ Building located at 108 E 7th Street in Clifton. Registration will start at 8:45AM with the program to follow at 9:00AM and should conclude by noon.   This program will feature Renee Burks of B&H Oak Wilt, covering Practices to Improve Tree Health, Making Informed Decisions on Trees; Robert Hawthorne with Texas Forestry Service, covering Oak Wilt –… Read More →

Two Upcoming Programs for Bosque County Agriculture Producers

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office has partnered with nearby counties to host two upcoming programs for agricultural producers and horticulturalist. On Thursday, April 11, 2024, a Pecan Field Day will be held at Russell’s Pecan Orchard, located at 12633 Gholson Road outside of Waco, TX. Presentations on Pecan Grafting: Tools, Methods, and a Demonstration; Pecan Variety Selection and Irrigation & Factors that Can Limit Pecan Production. Registration starts at 8:30 am and will conclude at noon. This program is $10/person payable, but please RSVP for planning purposes…. Read More →

Texas Community Futures Forum

The Texas Community Futures Forum is being held in Bosque County to assist local Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Agents and the Leadership Advisory Board identify the most critical issues affecting local citizens.  Our local Extension program has a rich history of providing educational programs that address the most critical issues in the county, related to Agriculture and Natural Resources, Families and Health, Youth Development and Community Development.  To make sure that the programs being planned are on target, we invite your participation in the TCFF process. We… Read More →

Private Applicators Trainings

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Bosque County will be hosting a Private Applicators Pesticide training on Friday, March 1, 2024, 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 →

Blackland Income Growth Conference January 9 &10 in Waco

The Blackland Income Growth Program seeks to improve the overall agricultural and agri-business economy of the Blackland area.  This Annual BIG Conference is scheduled for January 9-10, 2024, at the BASE Extraco Events Center   On Tuesday, January 9, commodity groups will offer educational programs, including a session on Wildlife, Cotton, Beef Cattle, Grain, Horticulture, Land Management and Forage. The first day of the conference starts at 8:30 AM and runs until 4:45PM and registration includes lunch. Registration for the commodity sessions on January 9 is $25 and… Read More →

24th Annual Central Texas Beef Cattle Meeting 1-16-2024

The 24th annual Central Texas Beef Cattle Meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 16, 2024 at the Meridian Civic Center, located at 309 W River Street in Meridian, Texas. Registration will start at 5:00PM with a steak dinner and Program at 5:30PM.   This annual event is hosted jointly by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Services in Bosque, Hood, Somervell, and Johnson Counties. This year’s program will include the following presentations:   Market Update & Forecast, Bull Selection and Body Condition Scores During a Drought, Pasture and… 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 →