Category Archives: Bosque CEA-AG

Livestock Antibiotics Will Soon Require Prescriptions

No longer will producers who need injectable antibiotics for their cattle be able to just grab them at their local feed store or order them online. The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service wants producers to be aware that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is continuing the phasing in of a law that requires a prescription for any antibiotic use in animals raised for human consumption, as well as for all companion animals. A prescription is already required for most antibiotics delivered to livestock, and the remaining three… Read More →

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… Read More →

Fall Lawncare Can Improve Spring, Summer Turfgrass

Homeowners can prepare their lawns for winter dormancy and set turfgrasses up for a good spring and summer now.  Lawns are about to enter dormancy throughout much of the state, and a few fall maintenance measures will set grass up for a strong spring reemergence next year.  Most years we’d already be behind by this point, but while the timeframe is closing you can still prepare now. So, what can you do now?  In short – Fertilize, Stop Irrigation and Control Weeds. By fertilizing now you are providing… Read More →

41st Annual Bosque County Hay Show & Scholarship Auction

The 2019 Bosque County Hay Show will be held at the Meridian Civic Center, located at 309 W River Street, in Meridian on Monday, October 21, 2019.  We have 118 hay bale samples entered into this year’s contest. Please make plans to come out and participate in the 41st Annual Bosque County Hay Show beginning with the BBQ meal at 5:30 p.m.  Tickets for the BBQ meal are available at the Bosque County Extension Office (104 S Fuller, Meridian) or may be purchased onsite for $10/each. This year’s… Read More →

28th Annual Holiday Classic

Are you thinking about showing an animal this next year? Are you not sure what is all involved? If so, then mark your calendars to be at the Bell County Expo Center November 2-3 for the 28th annual Holiday Classic. What makes this show unique? The Holiday Classic is completely free to families to attend with all expenses being paid through local sponsorship. In addition to being free, each exhibitor leaves with an item (neck rope, bucket, gift certificates) and can enjoy a free steak supper at the… Read More →

2019 CenTex Beef Cattle Symposium

The nine county Extension Beef Cattle Program will be held at the Gatesville Civic Center, 301 Veterans Memorial Loop – Gatesville, TX 76528 on Friday, September 27th. This year’s program will include current issues facing cattle producers and the annual steak dinner. Topics and speakers: Chute Side Cattle Manners with Jarred Ranly DVM, Ranly Veterinary Services and Jamie Smith, Boehringer-Ingelheim; Electronic ID Requirements for Cattle with Dr. Tom Hairgrove, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Veterinary Specialist; Land, Wire, and Water Laws by Brandon Belt, Coryell County Attorney; Innovative Research… Read More →

Feral Hog Management Seminar

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Offices of Hill, Johnson, Bosque, McLennan, Ellis and Limestone Counties will jointly host a Feral Hog Management Seminar on Friday, September 20, 2019 from 8:00am to noon, at the Hill County Fairgrounds.   John Tomecek, Assistant Professor and Extension Wildlife Specialist and Michael Bodenchuk, Director, Texas Wildlife Services will speak on the following topics: Feral Hog Biology; Feral Hog Laws & Regulations; Toxicant Research Update.  There will also be Hands-on Feral Hog Control Options to include:  Making & Using Snares and Setting and Using… Read More →

Bosque County Hay Show Collection Event

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office – Bosque County will be collecting hay samples for the 41st Annual Bosque County Hay Show & Scholarship Auction. If you are interested in submitting hay sample(s) into this year’s contest, entries may be dropped off at the Bosque County Extension Office (located at 104 S Fuller in Meridian) between 9AM and 11AM on Friday, September 13, 2019.  Sampling will close on September 13, but you may also drop samples at your local FFA Chapter by Thursday, September 12th.  Samples will be… Read More →


There’s an old naturalist’s saying that you’re never more than 5 feet from a spider (or a snake – but that’s for another day). It’s probably true, as spiders can be found nearly everywhere, indoors and out. If your house is like mine, overnight they can spin webs all around my house, on my car, throughout my carport. You can’t go outside without walking through those almost impossible to see but stick on you forever webs! Typically, one will see more spiders in the fall because of the… Read More →

Deer Management Seminar

A multi-county Deer Management Seminar will be held on Friday, August 23, 2019 at the Meridian Civic Center, located at 309 W River St. in Meridian, Texas. Registration is at 8:30 a.m. and program starts at 9:00. The seminar includes the following topics:  Deer Biology: Facts, Myths and Misconceptions, by Will Moseley of the Noble Research Institute; Feeders and Food Plots, by Steven Smith of the Noble Research Institute; Population Management and TWPD Landowner Assistance Programs, by Kyle Melton from Texas Park and Wildlife; Habitat Management, by Steven… Read More →