Category Archives: Ag/NR

Please respond with Estimates of Damages from the February 14-20, 2021 Winter Storm in Wharton County

To:  Wharton County Farmers and Ranchers RE:  Estimates of Damages from the  February 14-20, 2021 Winter Storm in Wharton County I hope that all of you are recovering from the recent winter storm.  The recent winter storm has caused many hardships for a lot of people across our state and especially in the Southeast Region where we are not used to such harsh and prolonged winter temperatures.  I have been asked by the State of Texas to collect information related to estimated ag losses in your Wharton County. … Read More →

USDA Texas FSA Program Updates Webinar Feb 12

Dear Extension Clientele, We want to bring to your attention this upcoming one hour webinar event from the USDA Texas State Farm Service Agency on February 12, 2021. The online program will address navigating COVID-19 in the current stage of the pandemic. Important updates will include “Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) and Quality Loss Adjustment Program (QLA)”, “Farm Loan Programs”, and “Agriculture Risk and Price Loss Coverage Program”. Registration begins today and will last through February 11, 2021. To register for this free event, go to  … Read More →

Reminder: Upper Gulf Coast Feed Grain and Cotton Conference next week, January 26

I’m sending this out as a reminder that the Wharton County Row Crops Committee and Texas A&M AgriLIfe Extension will be hosting our annual Feed Grain and Cotton Conference next week, on January 26th. Unlike past years, this year we’re having to hold our conference online, via Zoom. We have held a few Zoom conferences this past week, for the Rice Conference and Grain Handlers Conference.  A common problem that we had was that many producers had not downloaded Zoom onto their computer or handheld devices prior to the… Read More →

REGISTER TODAY: Western Rice Belt Conference goes Virtual – January 20, 2021

Western Rice Belt Conference goes Virtual – January 20, 2021 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… Read More →

Wharton County 5 CEU Virtual Pesticide Recertification Program Feb 11

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… Read More →