Agriculture & Natural Resources


USDA Texas Farm Service Agency Program Updates
February 12, 2021 • 9:00a – 10:00a

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





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  For more information or for a copy of the conference flyer, go to, or contact Stacey at the Wharton County Extension Office at (979) 532-3310, or  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  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.




Corrie P. Bowen
County Extension Agent – Agriculture & Natural Resources
Wharton County


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




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