Category Archives: Agriculture

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 →

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 →

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 →