Beginning Farmer and Gardener Conference

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For Registration information, location, and agenda please see attached flyer.

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Rice Field Day

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Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center (1509 Aggie Dr.)

Rice Field Day

July 14, 2016

Theme = Innovation: Key to Better Rice Production

For additional details please see attached flyer. Rice Field Day Flyer

June 2016 Cooking School Flyer

Come join us at “A Fresh Start to a Healthier You” Cooking School for families and friends to taste and sample recipes, watch food demonstrations and engage in interactive activities, and interact with friends and share cooking stories!

For additional details see flyer.

June 2016 Cooking School Flyer

 

Rain Barrel Event

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Are you interested in learning to make your own rain barrel, then please join our Master Gardeners for a Rain Barrel Event where You Make It…You Take It!

The Master Gardeners will guide you through the process of constructing a fully functioning Rainwater Harvesting Barrel that you get to take home.

The event will be held on June 11, 2016 at 8:30 am.

Cost: $60

For additional information please see flyer.

Rain barrel Event

Master Gardener Plant Sale

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Plant Sale
When: Saturday March 12, 9:00 a.m. until plants sell out!
Where: Main and Grand in Liberty, Parking Lot on the corner
Who: Liberty County Master Gardeners Association
Why: To share our love of plants and gardening!!
To raise awareness and fund Master Gardener activities in the county; including involvement with school garden projects, public workshops, community support, Q & A / problem solving resources, and more!
How can you get involved?
Visit Liberty County Master Gardener Association
Meetings/Presentations /Facebook
(open to public)
Meetings held 2nd Thursday of the month at 501 Palmer Ave. in Liberty, TX 77575 at Bring a pot luck dinner dish.
Dinner at 6:30 p.m. followed by meeting/speaker 7:00 p.m.

Evaluating and Improving Cow Body Condition

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As winter has finally settled in, it might be a good time to take a minute and look at the body condition score of your cows. Cow body condition score is a good indicator of the nutritional status of your cowherd. They range from one, very thin, to nine, obese, but the critical scores are four, five and six. A cow with a body condition score of four has the last few ribs (but not the backbone) showing while a cow with a condition score of five has no ribs showing and is usually considered ideal. A cow with a condition score of six has hooks and pins that are rounded in appearance due to fat cover.
Good cow body condition is important to fertility, including rebreeding after calving, but also helps in providing energy for the stress of calving and in providing higher quality colostrum. Thin cows take longer to rebreed after calving, have more calving stress and lower quality colostrum.
A cow usually looses a condition score at calving so cows that are in a body condition score four or lower will be more difficult to rebreed.
The difference in body weight between each of these three scores is about eight percent or about one hundred pounds. Since cows are lucky to maintain their weight during winter, you should evaluate and supplement your cows, if necessary before calving. Cows on dry or frosted forage might need protein supplementation to meet protein needs and improve digestibility. Cows on very low quality forages or hay may need both energy and protein to regain the necessary body condition. Testing hay or forages will help you determine their nutritional needs.
Contact your local county Extension agent for assistance and advice.

Living Well Month: Parenting

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March is NEAFCS National Extension Living Well Month. Raising kids, Eating right, Spending smart…Living Well. 

Parenting doesn’t have to be all work and no play. Learn how you can be a  great role model for your kids – and still have fun with them, too! Learn more by attending our Project Life Parenting Class. For class details click on Events tab on our website or call Alexis at (936)334-3230.