Author Archives: stacey.shanks

PVAMU CEP: COVID-19 Balanced Living Podcast Series

Wharton County Balanced Living Podcast  

Faith Christian Academy Expresses Gratitude to PVAMU County Agent Bell

September 21. 2020 – Faith Christian Academy’s Owner and Founding Board Member, Sandy Wakefiled, pens a message of appreciation: Christian Academy Expresses Gratitude to County Agent Before the Covid-19 Pandemic, Kashara Bell from Prairie View A&M University’s Cooperative Extension Program implemented educational workshops at Faith Christian Academy in Wharton, TX. Through these workshops, she and School Nurse Nancy Ondrias facilitate amazing opportunities for FCA students to try new foods, learn essential life skills, and compete in fun contests through the Family and Community Health (FCH) program. A few years… Read More →

AgriLife Extension agricultural pesticide waste collection set Oct 21 in Lubbock

I want to share this announcement with all of our Wharton County Ag Extension contacts.  Yes, Lubbock is far from Wharton County, but I wanted you to be aware of this event as the effort to bring back the Ag Waste Collection events began right here in Wharton County.  Maybe you can pass this along to fellow farmers and ranchers in the Lubbock area. https://agrilifetoday.tamu.edu/2020/09/07/agrilife-extension-agricultural-pesticide-waste-collection-set-oct-21/   AgriLife Extension agricultural pesticide waste collection set Oct. 21 Drive-up, drop-off event at South Plains Fairgrounds SEPTEMBER 7, 2020 The Texas A&M… Read More →

USDA Crop Acreage Report Confirms Wharton County Planted Acres for 2020 By Corrie Bowen County Extension Agent Wharton County   USDA Farm Service Agency policy requires that producers participating in several programs submit an annual report, or certify all cropland use on their farms. These programs include Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC). Reporting also applies to those who receive marketing assistance loans or loan deficiency payments. The deadline to certify planted acres is July 15th. USDA Farm Services’ Crop Acreage Data Report for the… Read More →

Food Manager 2 Day Certification Training Oct 22-23

The Food Manager 2-Day Certification Training is an exciting, hands-on food safety course will equip you with the latest in food safety principles and practices and will help prepare you for the National Certified Food Manager Examination. The cost of this course is $125.00 and includes the course, national certification examination, coursebook, and all course materials. For more information, contact FCH Wharton County Agent Lori Schindler at 979-532-3310 or lori.schindler@ag.tamu.edu Date: October 22-23, 2020 Time: 8:30a – 5:00p Cost: $125.00 Location: Jackson County Extension Office 411 North Wells, RM… Read More →