Category Archives: Bosque CEA-AG

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 →

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

Weed & Brush Program 6-4-2021

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension of Bosque County will be hosting a Weed & Brush Program at the Meridian Civic Center. Registration will start for each session at 8:15AM with program to follow at 8:30AM and should conclude by noon.   Topics to be discussed will include:  Range & Pasture Plant Identification by James Jackson, Range Management Specialist for Alligare; Brush Clearing Options, by Dr. Morgan Treadwell, TAMU Extension Range Specialist; and Value of Land: Cleared, Semi-Cleared or Left Alone, by Dr. Jason Johnson, TAMU Ag Economist. One IPM… Read More →

Oak Trees After Winter Weather

Oak Trees After Winter Weather 2-26-2021 By: Chelsea Dorward   As everyone recovers from the winter storm you might have noticed the oak trees in our county are looking brown and dropping leaves. They too were impacted by the 70-degree temperature swings, extreme cold and moisture. The oaks in our county should recover from this in the coming months, BUT the trees probably won’t look their best this year. The trees took the full brunt of the storm, due to water inside of them that froze and then… Read More →

BIG Recertification Program

Blackland Income Growth Conference January 5-6, 2021 By Chelsea Dorward   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 5-6, 2021. This year dur to COVID-19 the entire conference will be held virtually. On Tuesday, January 5, commodity groups will offer educational programs, including a session on Wildlife, Cotton, Beef Cattle, Grain, Horticulture, Rural Land Management and Forage. The first day of the conference starts at 9:00 AM and runs… Read More →

District 8 Farm & Ranch Seminar

** Click on photo to enlarge** **This program has recently been changed to VIRTUAL ONLY!!** AGENDA 7:00 am Registration 7:30 am General Herbicide / Pesticide Update 1 hr. IPM James Jackson—Range & Pasture Specialist for Alligare 8:30 am Laws & Regualtions Updates & Complaint Process 1hr. L&R Perry Cervantes—TDA, Coordinator for Pesticide Certification and Compliance (Ag) 9:30 am Drift Management & Sprayer Calibration 1hr. Drift Matt Matocha—Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service, Row Crop and Pasture Weed Specialist 10:30 am General Laws and Regulations Compliance 1hr. L&R Don Renchie—Texas… Read More →