AgriLife Extension | Life
Locals concerned about future of agriculture in Denton County
Local farmers and ranchers gathered last week to hear from an expert on agricultural law and get their questions answered.
Jessica Kimbro: 4-H members prepare for summer events
Janet Laminack: Class on fall gardening set
Janet Laminack: Mysterious ailment damaging some evergreens in DFW area
Italian cypress trees, cedars, junipers and some pines have been stricken by some mysterious ailment. County extension offices, especially here in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, are getting flooded with calls and inquiries.
Courtney Davis: Tips given on shopping farmers markets and produce safety
In Texas there are more than 100 farmers' markets across the state offering seasonal produce, eggs, honey, baked goods and other items for sale. If you're planning on heading to our local farmers' markets, there are a few tips to keep in mind.
David Annis: Four-part educational series on 'Beginning Farming and Ranching' set for next month
Like any business, I always recommend that as you are planning for these goals, you also develop possible exit strategies as well (what happens if you move, the kids are not interested in the land, or you are not able to work the property? ) Conduct your "due diligence" and educate yourself on your livestock, vegetable, pasture, fruit tree, pecan, etc. production practices.
Janet Laminack: Learn more about nature by checking out Texas Master Naturalists program
Do you think bats and opossums are cute and that snakes are just misunderstood? Are you a bird watcher, a trail hiker or a sky gazer? Are you a lifelong learner, interested in the natural world and want to give back to your community through volunteer service? If so, you really need to check out the Texas Master Naturalists program.
David Annis: Meeting's speaker can help farmers, ranchers understand more about agriculture law
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension in Denton County will be hosting a free agricultural law meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 15 at Ben E. Keith Co., 2801 Interstate 35 in Denton. Tiffany Dowell Lashmet, assistant professor and extension specialist specializing in agricultural law with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, will be speaking on various hot topics in agriculture such as water rights, fencing law, Waters of the United States (WOTUS), federal regulations and drones.
Ag safety program set for May 20
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office for Denton County will present a Progressive Agriculture Safety Day for children who are in the third through fifth grade from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 20 at the North Texas Fairgrounds, 2217 N. Carroll Blvd. in Denton.