Category Archives: Ag/NR

Matagorda Beef & Forage CEU Event Jun 1

South Texas Ag Symposium in Wharton April 17

South Texas Agricultural Symposium in Wharton – April 17, 2018  By Corrie Bowen County Extension Agent Wharton County A web-based producer training, or webinar, is scheduled for April 17, 2018 at the Wharton County Extension Office in Wharton.  The Wharton County Extension Office is located at 315 East Milam, Suite 112, Wharton, Texas 77488.  1 CEU in the IPM category and 1 CEU in the general category will be offered to Texas Department of Agriculture Pesticide License Holders.  There is no fee to attend this program.   The Texas… Read More →

2018 Seed Cotton Farm Program Webinar Feb 19

National Cotton Council to Host Webinar: 2018 Seed Cotton Program By Corrie Bowen County Extension Agent Wharton County As you have probably seen in the recent news, the budget agreement passed last week by the U.S. Congress and signed by President Donald Trump included the Hurricane Disaster Supplemental.  Included in the Disaster Supplemental is the language that establishes a Seed Cotton program for 2018.  The effort to get cotton back in Title 1 of the farm bill is an issue that the cotton industry, led by the National… Read More →

Auxin Specific Applicator Training Feb 15, Feb 22, Mar 1

Series of auxin herbicide trainings for area producers in February By Corrie Bowen County Extension Agent Wharton County The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct a series of auxin trainings for producers in the Wharton County area in February.  The Texas Department of Agriculture has required a special auxin-specific training in 2018 for those applying the new auxin formulations of dicamba.  The auxin training is required for all applicators including licensed applicators and unlicensed applicators who spray Engenia, Fexapan, or Extendimax under a licensed applicator. Why is… Read More →

Rebuild Texas Update: Transitional Sheltering Assistance Deadline Extended to March 12

Transitional Sheltering Assistance Deadline Extended to March 12 By Corrie Bowen County Extension Agent – Wharton County Rebuild Texas Representative Eligible Hurricane Harvey survivors receiving Transitional Shelter Assistance (TSA) may receive an extension to stay temporarily in hotels while they look for an alternative place to live. Disaster survivors with a continuing need for the hotel sheltering program may be extended to Mar. 12, 2018. There will be a mid-term eligibility review on Feb. 20, 2018 where survivors participating in TSA will receive a phone call, email, and/or… Read More →