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Private Applicators Pesticide Training

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Bosque County will be hosting a Private Applicators Pesticide training on Friday, February 4, 2022, 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. Manuals and study guide may be paid and picked… Read More →

The BIG and Mid-Tex Farm and Ranch Show

The BIG and Mid-Tex Farm and Ranch Show will be together again in 2022 at the BASE at Extraco Events Center, located at 4601 Bosque Blvd, Waco, TX   After a short time of being separate events the BIG Conference and Mid-Tex Farm and Ranch Show will be back together once again.  On January 11-12, 2022, the two groups will be back together to offer educational programs with the exhibits and ag vendors.  The location will be the brand-new building referred to as the BASE at Extraco Events… Read More →

District 8 Farm and Ranch Seminar

DISTRICT 8 FARM AND RANCH SEMINAR, December 9th (Multi-county CEU event)   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 9, 2021.  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 $50, which includes lunch, breaks… Read More →

Forage Program

The Next Forage Program will be held on Tuesday, October 26 at the Johnson County Extension Office, located at 109 W Chambers St. in Cleburne, Texas. Registration and dinner will start at 5:30pm, with program to follow.   This event is hosted jointly by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Services in Bosque, Hood, Somervell and Johnson Counties.  This program will include presentations on: Drought Insurance & Forage Profitability, Controlling Armyworms &  Other Pests in Forages and What makes quality Hay.   Program and dinner is $20/person payable by… Read More →

Bosque County Hay Show Collection Event 9/17/2021 at Extension Office

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office – Bosque County will be collecting hay samples for the 43rd Annual Bosque County Hay Show & Scholarship Fundraiser. If you are interested in submitting hay samples into this year’s contest, entries maybe dropped off at the Bosque County Extension Office (located at 104 S Fuller in Meridian) between 8:30AM and 11AM on Friday, September 17, 2021. Sampling will close on September 17, but you may also drop samples off early at the Extension Office or by 3pm on Thursday, September 16… Read More →

Homeowner Maintenance of Aerobic Treatment Units

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is offering a homeowner education event discussing the operation and maintenance of aerobic treatment units.  The “Homeowner Maintenance of Aerobic Treatment Units” workshop will be held on Wednesday, September 29, 2021, from 8:30am to 3:30pm at the Meridian Civic Center, 309 W. River Street, Meridian, TX.   The workshop will be of interest to homeowners who want to learn more about the components and maintenance of an aerobic treatment unit and spray field. It is important for homeowners to properly maintain their… Read More →

Extension Beef Cattle Program

CenTex Beef Symposium Set for September 24th The theme for the Annual CenTex Beef Symposium is “The Business End of The Cattle Business”.  This annual event is sponsored by 9 area counties in Central Texas and will be held Friday, September 24th at the Texas A&M McGregor Research Center, 773 Ag Farm Road, McGregor, Texas. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and the programs start at 8:30 a.m. with Dr. Don Gill, Extension Beef Cattle Specialist discussing “Factors Affecting Profitability and Key Performance Indicators” in the beef herd. Dr…. Read More →

Private Applicator Training Class

11th Annual Central Texas Stocker Cattle Seminar

The 11th Annual Central Texas Stocker Cattle Seminar will be held Wednesday, June 23rd 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 $10.00 per person, payable at registration.   Speakers and topics for the program will be Biosecurity by the Texas Animal Health Commission; “Do it for the Industry” Vaccination/Health Program… Read More →

Hay Show Scholarship Recipients

The first Bosque County Hay Show was held in Clifton in 1979 with the purpose of providing producers information as to the quality of the hay they were producing. By knowing the quality, producers know if their hay has adequate protein or if they need additional supplements to meet the requirements of their livestock. Along with the hay from this contest, the committee has fundraised to provide scholarship opportunities to FFA & 4-H members from Bosque County. A total of 293 scholarships in the amount of $232,850 have… Read More →