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Dr. O.D. Butler Forage Field Day

33rd Annual Dr. O.D. Butler Forage Field Day -Friday, May 17, 2019 Circle X Land & Cattle Company, Camp Cooley Division, 4297 Camp Cooley Ranch Rd, Franklin, Texas This year’s O.D. Butler Field Day (Friday, May 17th) will feature a morning tour that will include demonstration plots and other forage-related stops.  The afternoon session will include pesticide Laws and Regulations program and highlights of New Farm Equipment.  The Field Day will also feature a large group of Ag Industry related booths.  There will be time allotted for booth… Read More →

Private Pesticide Applicator Training

Private pesticide applicator training, May 3rd Training is for those seeking a Texas Department of Agriculture private applicator license. The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service of Robertson County is offering a private pesticide applicator training on May 3rd in Franklin. The training will be at the AgriLife Extension office for Robertson County, 2458 N FM 46, Franklin. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the training runs from 9 a.m.-noon. Registration is $50.00 (Cash or check discount) or $53.00 credit/debit payment,  due in advance. This payment includes training materials…. Read More →

SOUTHEAST DISTRICT 8 COUNTY CAMP

SOUTHEAST DISTRICT 8 COUNTY CAMP – JUNE 28-30, 2019 LAKEVIEW METHODIST CONFERENCE CENTER, PALESTINE, TX OPEN TO ALL 4-H MEMBERS 3RD-8TH GRADE (CAMPERS) 9TH-12TH GRADE(TEEN LEADERS) DEADLINE TO REGISTER AND PAY: WEDNESDAY, MAY 22ND BY 5:00pm Register online: Every camper, teen leader & chaperone must fill out the release forms and return with a copy of your insurance card. 2019 SED8 County Camp Release Forms Attach the following form when mailing payment – Southeast D8 County Camp – printer friendly form  All Teen leaders also need to fill out this… Read More →

Robertson County Tornado Victims – Important information for Ag Producers

Robertson County Tornado Victims This pertains to anyone that was affected by the tornado that hit Robertson County on Saturday, April 13th. There is a possibility that Ag Producers may receive some government help with recovery from the tornado damage.  We are sending this out so you can be prepared if that assistance comes about.  Please feel free to share this information with friends and neighbors that were affected by the tornado. There are several things you can do to make sure you are prepared if monies become… Read More →

State Fair of Texas Swine Validation Orders

State Fair of Texas Swine Validation orders are due to the Extension Office no later than April 29, 2019 Either fill out the online form below or print this form 2019-2020 State Fair of TX Lamb, Goat & Swine and return with payment. Contact the Extension Office if you have any questions.  979-828-4270

Support Robertson County 4-H through AmazonSmile

Support Robertson County 4-H with Amazon purchases.  Amazon will donate 0.05% of your purchases to the charity of your choice.  Follow the link below to support Robertson County 4-H AmazonSmile: TEXAS 4-H / ROBERTSON COUNTY

Tips for Avoiding Zika

The mosquito-transmitted Zika virus is a potential threat to the health of unborn babies in Texas and other states, and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has stepped up efforts to educate the public on ways to protect themselves from this new menace, said agency entomologists. “While people enjoy outdoor activities and travel this summer, it’s important to remember that our first line of defense against Zika is to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes,” said Dr. Sonja Swiger, AgriLife Extension entomologist at Stephenville. “The Aedes aegypti and A. albopictus mosquitoes that… Read More →