AGRILIFE EXTENSION PROVIDES ONLINE AUXIN TRAININGS
March 26, 2020
COVID-19 might have much of the world social distancing, but agricultural crops still must be planted, and producers still have regulations to follow. Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is ready to help the process.
Agricultural producers needing auxin training can still turn to AgriLife Extension for their continuing education credits, CEUs, despite the COVID-19 cancellation of all in-person meetings and trainings. This auxin training qualifies for one CEU of laws and regulations. To receive a certificate of completion for the course, participants must obtain a score of 100% on the online Auxin Specific Applicator Test. The learner may retake the test as often as is necessary.
To access the Online Auxin Training, please click on this direct link.
To view the AgriLife Extension notice about Auxin and CEU trainings, please click on the link below:
If you have any questions, please contact the Wharton County Extension Office at 979-532-3310 or firstname.lastname@example.org
South Texas Ag Symposium online program set for April 14
By Corrie Bowen
County Extension Agent
Due to concerns with COVID-19, the 2020 South Texas Agriculture Symposium will be conducted online on April 14. The Ag Symposium is an annual webinar, broadcasted out of the Research and Extension Center-Corpus Christi, that Wharton County has entertained live audiences for the past several years. The COVID-19 pandemic is preventing us from doing things, normally. The Extension Office is currently taking offices visits by appointment, and Agents currently cannot make site visits, unless deemed essential with prior approval. I miss my one-to-one visits with our Extension clients and friends. It’s been quite an adjustment, but our educational programs and contact with clientele will continue, but for now it will be via telephone, email, and online conferencing.
For the 2020 Ag Symposium, participants will be able to register ahead of time, and view the Ag Symposium from their home or office.
The 2020 South Texas Agriculture Symposium: Advocating for Agriculture, presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in collaboration with the Texas Department of Agriculture, will be held from 8 a.m to 1 p.m. April 14.
Registration will be through Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Conference Services at https://agriliferegister.tamu.edu/ag and will close at midnight April 12. Registrants will receive an email link April 13 that will enable them to join the symposium.
“We are asking people to register so we can know from which county office they received information about the workshop or where their land is located in the event they heard about it elsewhere,” said Megan Clayton, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension range specialist, Corpus Christi. “We are also asking them to register so we can obtain pesticide applicator license numbers for attendees wanting the two continuing education units available through this event.”
Clayton said the only participation requirements are advance registration and access to a personal computer or laptop and internet access.
The program offers two general Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units.
Symposium topics and AgriLife Extension presenters will be:
- The NOT Beef Burger, Joe Paschal, Ph.D., livestock specialist, Corpus Christi.
- Hemp Production Laws in Texas, Josh McGinty, Ph.D., agronomist, Corpus Christi.
- Update: New Range and Pasture Herbicides, Clayton.
- The Scoop on Glyphosate, McGinty.
- Cattle, Sheep or Goats? Fitting the Right Animal to Your Situation, Paschal.
- Path to the Plate and RanchTV.org, Dan Hale, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension associate director — agriculture and natural resources, College Station.
- Insect Update: Pesticide Safety and Environmental Health, Mark Matocha, Ph.D., agricultural and environmental safety specialist, College Station.
- Fertilizing: Options and Accurate Prescriptions, Jamie Foster, Ph.D., agronomy and biodiversity specialist, College Station.
- Cattle Fever Tick Update, Paschal.
- The Sustainability Movement, Clayton.
There will be time at the end of the program for attendees to ask presenters questions in their area of
expertise. I pray that everyone remains safe and healthy! Hang in there. Do the things we’re being instructed to do keep everyone healthy, and we will get through this.
Due to concerns with COVID-19, the 2020 South Texas Agriculture Symposium will be conducted online on April 14.
Corrie P. Bowen
County Extension Agent – Agriculture & Natural Resources