Friday, September 16, 2011

South Texas Farm & Ranch Show

The South Texas Farm & Ranch Show is a non-profit, volunteer managed event that was organized to provide South Texas agribusinesses and its representatives the opportunity to relay to farmers and ranchers the advancements in technology, equipment, seed genetics, etc.

The South Texas Farm & Ranch Show is coordinated by the Show Committee and Texas AgriLife Extension Service - Victoria County.

So why am I promoting something in Victoria?  I am speaking about insects on the second day of the show.  So if you live close to Victoria or you're bored and want to take a road trip, head on down (over, up) to hear my talk- it's on Thursday, October 27, 2011 1- 5 PM.

So here's the skinny"
What: South Texas Farm & ranch Show
Where: Victoria Community Center- 2905 E. North Street Victoria, TX
When: October 26-27, 2011 (my talk date & time listed above)
Cost: entrance to the show is FREE; $5.00 per day to attend educational programs

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Texas Wildfires

I'm sure that all of you are very much aware of the wildfires across Texas currently.  I wanted to provide links to information on the wildfires from the Texas Forest Service.  They have a page providing current information for fires across Texas.

More information or to help:

Texas Forest Service Donation

Central Texas Red Cross

Spirit 105.9 has a great list of resources for those in Central Texas.

Road closure information from TxDOT

Friday, September 2, 2011

Veggie Pests & Spiders- Upcoming Programs

I have two programs coming up that are open to the public.  Here are the details:

Veggie Pests
When: September 23, 2011 (Friday) 10-11 AM
Where: 1600-B Smith Road Austin, TX 78721
Description: Identification & management of common veggie pests.
Cost: FREE

When: October 7, 2011 (Friday) 10-11 AM
Where: 1600-B Smith Road Austin, TX 78721
Description: Identification of common spiders.
Cost: FREE

No need to RSVP, just show up for the program that you want to attend. 
The programs are available for Travis County Master Gardener educational hours (1 hour for each class).
For more information on the programs call me, Wizzie Brown at 512-854-9600.