Thursday, October 27, 2016

Fall Ag Conference

The Bastrop/Fayette County Ag. Conference will be held November 4 at the American Legion Hall at 145 American Legion Road in Smithville.  A pre-registration fee of $30 must be received at the Extension office in Bastrop County at 901 Pecan Street, Bastrop, Texas or in Fayette County at 255 Svoboda Lane in La Grange by November 1st.  Late registration at the door will be $40 per person.  Checks should be made payable to the Bastrop Ag. Fund (no cash will be accepted). 
Topics of discussion will include: Keeping Accurate Records of Pesticide Applications by Beau Whisenant of Texas Department of Agriculture; Pesticide Laws & Regulations Update by Dr. Don Renchie, Extension Specialist; Preventing Mosquito Borne Diseases and Controlling Flies, Gnats & Ticks on Livestock by Dr. Sonia Swiger, Extension Livestock Entomologist; New Recommendations for Weed and Brush Control by Dr. Bob Lyons, Extension Range Specialist and the Veterinary Feed Directive- How Will It Affect My Operation, by Dr. Whitney Whitworth of Lyssy & Eckel Feeds.
A total of 5 pesticide applicator CEU credits have been approved from the Texas Department of Agriculture for this program (1 General, 2 Laws & Regulations, 2 IPM).
Please call the Bastrop County Extension Office at (512) 581-7186 if you have any questions.