CEU Programs

 


Wharton County 5-CEU Virtual Pesticide Recertification Program– February 11, 2021

 By Corrie Bowen
County Extension Agent
Wharton County

The Wharton County office of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension is proud to announce an opportunity for pesticide license holders to earn five continued education credits (CEUs) toward their TDA pesticide applicators license.    Although Covid-19 will prevent us from holding this event as a “face-to-face” conference, we are continuing this annual event, but as a webinar, via Zoom.

The Wharton County Office of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension will hold their annual 5-CEU program on Thursday, February 11, 2021 via Zoom.  Registration began today, and will last through February 9, 2021.  To register for this event, go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2021-wharton-county-tda-pesticide-applicator-recertification-webinar-tickets-135756628731.  For more information or for a copy of the conference flyer, go to https://wharton.agrilife.org, or contact Stacey at the Wharton County Extension Office at (979) 532-3310, or stacey.shanks@ag.tamu.edu.  Please register by February 9th by going to the EventBrite registration site above, or by calling the Wharton County Extension Office.  You’ll need to enter your email address, and pesticide license number at the time of registration.  You can pay at the time of registration with a credit card on EventBrite.  On the day before the Grain/Cotton Conference we’ll email to you the link and log-in details for Zoom.

Before joining a Zoom meeting on a computer or mobile device, you can download the Zoom app from the zoom download center at https://zoom.us/download.  However, the web browser will download Zoom automatically when you start or join your first Zoom meeting.

5 CEUs for TDA pesticide license holders  (2 IPM, 2 L&R, 1 General) have been applied for.  The Program begins at 9:00 a.m.   Topics and presenters include:  Brush Control—Emphasis on Huisache – Megan Clayton, Extension Range Specialist; TDA Pesticide Laws and Regulations – Stephanie Theriot and Melissa Barton, TDA Pesticide Inspectors; Herbicide Groups and Herbicide Mode of Action —Corrie Bowen, Wharton County Extension Agent; Insect Pests of Forages—Dalton Ludwick, Extension Entomologist; Wildlife Conflict Resolution—Aaron Sumrall, Matagorda County Extension Agent.  The fee is $35.00, payable to the Wharton County Row Crops Committee.

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Corrie P. Bowen
County Extension Agent – Agriculture & Natural Resources
Wharton County
979-532-3310
cbowen@ag.tamu.edu


Virtual Upper Gulf Coast Feed Grain and Cotton Production Conference – January 26, 2021

 By Corrie Bowen
County Extension Agent
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
Wharton County

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension in Wharton, Matagorda, Jackson, and Colorado Counties are happy to announce the Upper Gulf Coast Feed Grain and Cotton Conference for Tuesday, January 26, 2021.   Last year we brought in a record 190 farmers to this annual row crop conference.  We’ve all been “hopeful” that we could pull-off this conference in 2021 in it’s traditional, in-person setting.  However, due to current agency guidelines regarding programming during COVID-19, we have made the decision to provide this conference in a virtual format.  This year’s conference will be held online, via Zoom. Registration began today, and will last through January 25, 2021. To register for this event, go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2021-virtual-upper-gulf-coast-feed-grain-and-cotton-conference-tickets-133017361509  3 CEUs will be awarded to pesticide license holders with the Texas Department of Agriculture (1 IPM, 1 L&R, 1 General); and CEUs for Certified Crop Advisors have been applied for.  Thanks to our ag industry sponsors, no registration fee will be charged.

 

The Feed Grain and Cotton conference will address the following topics: Bollworm Update – David Kerns, Texas IPM Coordinator; Soybean Production on the Gulf Coast – Dr. Ron Schnell, Extension Cropping Systems Specialist; Weed Management in Grain Crops – Dr. Josh McGinty, Assistant Professor and Extension Agronomist;  2021 Texas Auxin Herbicide Training Dicamba and Enlist Technologies – Dr. Dr. Josh McGinty; Insect Management in Soybeans – Stephen Biles, County Extension Agent—IPM; Grain Market Update – Mark Welch, Extension Grain Marketing Specialist; Nematode Resistant Cotton Traits and Chemical Control of Nematodes in Cotton – Jenny Dudak, graduate student Texas A&M University; and RACE Trial Update/Current Cotton Research – Ben McKnight, Extension Cotton Specialist.

 

The annual Auxin training will be a one-hour training for 2021. The Auxin training that is provided as part of the Feed Grain and Cotton Conference will fulfill the annual auxin training requirements for Dicamba and 2,4-D Choline products and will include 1 hour of Laws and Regulations CEUs.

 

For more information or for a copy of the conference flyer, go to https://wharton.agrilife.org, or contact Stacey at the Wharton County Extension Office at (979) 532-3310, or stacey.shanks@ag.tamu.edu.  Please register by January 25th by going to the EventBrite registration site, or by calling the Wharton County Extension Office.  You’ll need to enter your email address, pesticide and/or CCA license number at the time of registration.  On the day before the Grain/Cotton Conference we will email to you the link and login details for Zoom.

 

The members of Texas A&M AgriLife will provide equal opportunities in programs and activities, education, and employment to all persons regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity and will strive to achieve full and equal employment opportunity throughout Texas A&M AgriLife.

The Texas A&M University System, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the County Commissioners Courts of Texas Cooperating.  Individuals with disabilities who require an auxiliary aid, service or accommodation in order to participate in any Extension activity, are encouraged to contact the County Extension Office for assistance 5 days prior to the activity.

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Corrie P. Bowen
County Extension Agent – Agriculture & Natural Resources
Wharton County
979-532-3310
cbowen@ag.tamu.edu

 

 


28th Annual Virtual Upper Gulf Coast Grain Handlers Conference – January 21, 2021

By Laramie Kettler
County Extension Agent
Colorado County

We would like to take this opportunity to invite you to attend the 2021 Virtual Upper Gulf Coast Grain Handlers Conference, on Thursday, January 21, 2021. In 2020 we have experienced some unprecedented challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In the initial planning phases, our committee planned for an in-person event for 2021. However, due to programming guidance from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, for the safety of our attendees, presenters, and sponsors, we have decided to move the program to a virtual platform for 2021.

An informative and timely program has been planned to provide grain handlers with valuable information. Topics for the 2021 conference include: OSHA Update, Diversifying IPM Programs for Stored Products, How to Be Bug Free, Grain Truck Sanitation to Prevent Contamination, Insect ID, Fall Protection Demo, Insect Management in Stored Grain Facilities, and a Texas Department of Agriculture Pesticide Laws and Regulations Update.

Attached you will find a flyer and pre-registration link for 2021 conference.  Registration will be $20.00 per person and will be accepted through Wednesday, January 20, 2021 by 12 noon.

For your convenience here is a link to register for the conference https://2021ugcghc.eventbrite.com

Five (5) Continuing Education Units will be offered (pending approval from Texas Department of Agriculture) for all licensed pesticide applicators that check in at the beginning of the conference and remain through the conclusion of the day.

For questions or more information regarding this event, please contact the Colorado County Extension Office at 979-732-2082.

 

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Sincerely,

Laramie Kettler
County Extension Agent – Ag/NR
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
Colorado County

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Western Rice Belt Conference goes Virtual – January 20, 2021

Click Here to Register via EventBrite

2021 Western Rice Belt Production Conference Agenda

The annual Western Rice Belt Production Conference will be held virtually, via Zoom, on Wednesday, January 20, 2021, beginning at 8:00 a.m.  Due to COVID-19 and guidance from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, the planning committee cannot host a traditional, face-to-face conference. This year’s goal is to provide the same high quality and relevant production information, in spite of the pandemic requirements that keep everyone from meeting in person.  Registration is open now, through January 19th.  To register for the rice conference go to   https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2021-virtual-western-rice-belt-production-conference-tickets-131230795843, or call Stacey at the Wharton County Extension Office at 979-532-3310.  Upon registering you will be notified that the zoom log-in details will be emailed to you the day prior to the Rice Conference.

This joint effort of our Western Rice Belt planning committee, The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, U.S. Rice Producers Association, and Texas A&M AgriLife Research will offer growers and others the opportunity to hear presentations from the top Extension and Research scientists from Texas as well as other respected individuals from the rice industry.  Topics and speakers will include Basics of Herbicide Resistance Development in Weeds – Dr. Muthu Bagavathiannan; Rice Varieties and Current Breeding Programs in Rice – Mr. Galen Franz; Insect Management  – Dr. Mo Way; Pesticide Laws and Regulations Update – Melissa Barton; Cost of Rice Production – Joe Outlaw;  Rice Market Outlook – Thomas Wynn; Update on Conservation and Working Lands Programs – Dennis Neumann; and Rice Water Efficiency – Dr. Michele Reba, Research Hydrologist USDA Agricultural Research Service.

For more information, contact the Texas AgriLife Extension office in Colorado County at 979-732-2082; in Matagorda County at 979-245-4100; or Wharton County at 979-532-3310; or go to https://wharton.agrilife.org and click on Events to view a flyer for the Rice Conference.  The flyer also contains the direct link to the EventBrite registration site.   2  CEU’s (1 L&R, and1 IPM) for TDA Pesticide Applicators will be awarded at this event.  CCA hours have been applied for and will be offered pending approval.  Pesticide Applicators are reminded to provide their Pesticide Applicator License number at the time of  registration on EventBrite.

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Corrie P. Bowen
County Extension Agent – Agriculture & Natural Resources
Wharton County
979-532-3310
cbowen@ag.tamu.edu

 


 

 

 


 

 

 


 


AGRILIFE EXTENSION PROVIDES ONLINE AUXIN TRAININGS
March 26, 2020

https://agrilifetoday.tamu.edu/2020/03/23/agrilife-extension-provides-auxin-ceu-training-online/

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:

https://agrilifetoday.tamu.edu/2020/03/23/agrilife-extension-provides-auxin-ceu-training-online/

 

If you have any questions, please contact the Wharton County Extension Office at 979-532-3310 or cbowen@ag.tamu.edu

 

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