Tuesday, November 3, 2015

GO VOTE TODAY, Chronic Wasting Disease Program, & Bastrop/Fayette County Ag Conference

GO VOTE TODAY, HURRY!  Polls do not close until 7 PM!

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD)
Free Educational Program

November 17th, 6:30 PM
Texas Parks and Wildlife Headquarters
4200 Smith School Road, Austin TX 78744

Hunters: Join us to learn more about Chronic Wasting Disease


Chronic Wasting Disease has been in the media, but hunters may not know exactly what the disease is, and may have heard misinformation and rumors. Although there is no reason to suspect CWD is present in wild Texas deer, hunters need to be informed.

Please RSVP:

 If you have questions, please e-mail: tomecek@tamu.edu

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.


Bastrop/Fayette County Ag Conference

The Bastrop/Fayette County Ag Conference will be held November 13 at the Fayette County Fairgrounds located at 400 W Fairgrounds Road in La Grange. A pre-registration fee of $30 must be received at the Extension office in Fayette County at 255 Svoboda Lane, Rm 134 in La Grange or in Bastrop County at 901 Pecan Street, Bastrop, Texas by November 10th. Late registration at the door will be $40 per person. Checks should be made payable to the Fayette Beef Committee (no cash will be accepted). Registration will begin at 8:00 am with the program beginning at 8:30 am. 

Topics of discussion will include Pesticide Laws and Regulations by Melissa Barton of Texas Department of Agriculture and Dr. Mark Matocha, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Agronomy Specialist; Brush Busters Demonstrations by Dr. Megan Clayton, and Dr. Robert Lyons, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Range Specialists; Farm Service Agency Updates by Irby McWilliams, USDA Farm Service Agency; and Aquatic Vegetation Management by Peter Woods, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Aquaculture Program Specialist.

A total of 6 pesticide applicator CEU credits have been approved from the Texas Department of Agriculture for this program (1 General, 2 Laws & Regulations, 3 IPM). Please call the Fayette County Extension Office at (979) 968-5831 if you have questions.