Monday, September 28, 2015

October Programs - BOTH FREE!!!

Texas Watershed Steward Program

The workshop will provide an overview of water quality and watershed management in Texas, including a discussion on Austin urban watersheds and efforts by the Texas State Soil and Water
Conservation Board, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, and area residents to improve and protect them. Free continuing education credits are offered for a wide variety of professional disciplines ranging from licensed Texas Department of Agriculture pesticide applicators to select TCEQ occupational license holders. For a complete list of CEUs offered, or to register, visit our website or call the number below.

Pre-register for the workshop by going to:
or call 979.862.4457

The Texas Watershed Steward program is a free, one-day educational workshop designed to
help watershed residents improve and protect their water resources by getting involved in local
watershed protection and management activities.

October 14, 2015:
12:30pm- 4:30 pm

Frank Fickett Scout Training & Svc. Center
12500 North IH35
Austin, TX 78753

Capital Crop Conference
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service - Travis County
October 29, 2015
The Cele Store
18626 Cameron Rd., 
Manor, TX 78653

3 CEUs Offered for FREE! 
1 IPM, 1 Laws & Regs, 1 General

MUST RSVP by Oct. 27 to Sue Carrasco: 512-854-9610 or

9:00-9:30         Registration

9:30-9:45         Welcome - Julie Zimmerman, County Extension Agent, Travis

9:45-10:45       Market Outlook
Dr. Mark Welch
Associate Professor and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Economist

10:45-11:30     Sugarcane Aphid Update
                                    Wizzie Brown
                                    Program Specialist - Integrated Pest Management (IPM)

11:30-Noon     War on Sugarcane Aphids
                                    Dillon Demuth
                                    Dow Agri-Science

Lunch Sponsored by Williamson County Grain, Helena & Texas A&M AgriLife-Travis County
                        Lunch speaker:
                                    Dustin Owen, Williamson County Grain - Asst. Manager

1:00-1:30         Weather Outlook
                                    Bob Rose
                                    Chief Meteorologist, Lower Colorado River Authority

1:30-2:30         Laws & Regulations
                                    Beau Whisenant
                                    Regional Education Specialist & Inspector, Texas Department of Agriculture

2:30-3:30         Trailer Safety and Laws
                                    Department of Public Safety & Travis County Sheriff’s Office

3:30-3:45         Update from Farm Services/USDA
                                    Tommy Miertschin
                                    USDA County Executive Director, Travis & Bastrop

3:45-4:00         Evaluation & Wrap Up

Person with disabilities who plan to attend meetings or functions who may need auxiliary aids or services are requested to contact the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service of Travis County at (512) 854-9610 two days prior to the event so that appropriate arrangements can be made.  Educational programs of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service are open to all people without regard to race, color, sex, religion, disability, age or national origin.  The Texas A&M University System, U. S. Department of Agriculture and the County Commissioners Courts of Texas Cooperating.