Agriculture

Waller County Master Gardeners (WCMG) Association Tours Local Nursery & WCMG Applications Available for 2015 Class

Citrus nursery tour 10.2014

WCMGs on a tour of a local nursery

by Agent Dennison 10-22-14

We enjoyed an educational tour and conducted a meeting this last Saturday.  Fruit tree fundraiser news dominated the discussion.  The training class is being scheduled now by Agent Dennison with a request for WCMG to speak for short amounts of time throughout next spring’s class.  The next WCMG class will be offered starting in January 2015 and run through early April.  Cost is TBA, but will include about 14 classes (3 of which will be day long events/ 1 of which is a Saturday).  Three meals are included.  Applications will be accepted at the Extension Office starting on Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 through noon on Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. Optimal class size is 15 or less.  Applicants need to have a volunteer mindset and be ready to fulfill the requirements of the program.  Application form and details are available below in the link.  Class schedule to be posted soon!  First class day is Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015.

WCMG 2015 application+program-info

 

Extension & Master Gardener Fruit Tree Fundraiser

Posted by Agent Dennison 10-9-14  Updated 10-22-14

The Waller County Extension Leadership Advisory Board (LAB) committee and the Waller County Master Gardener (WCMG) Association would like to announce their joint fruit tree fundraiser.

From now until noon on Thursday, December 18, 2014, we will be taking orders for Fruit and Citrus trees. All orders must be placed in person with payment at the Waller County Extension Office at 846 6th street Hempstead, TX unless special arrangements have been made.  Cash, checks, or money orders are accepted.  Pick-up date is Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.  Our office will call or email you as time gets closer.

Click on the link below for  details:

2014 Fruit Tree Varieties Flyer for PDF

Fruit Tree Flyer 2014 w pics

Orders may be placed in person at the County Extension Office: 846 6th St., Hempstead, TX 77445.  WCMGs are available on most Tuesdays and Thursdays to help answer questions and take orders.

Questions – please call Cody Dennison, County Extension Agent: 979-826-7651

 

Waller Co. Master Gardeners (WCMG) host “Fall Gardening” program on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014.

7/26/14 by Agent Dennison

The public is welcome to attend a 2.5 hr program on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014 from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.  Our guest speaker is Retired Extension Horticulture Agent from Montgomery County, Tom Leroy.  He has a wealth of knowledge and practical experience and is a great presenter.  Fall gardens will be our main topic but other topics like varieties and insect issues will be discussed.  Cost is $10 per person and proceeds go to cover cost of speaker and facilities incurred by our local WCMG association.  RSVP to the Waller County Extension Office at 979-826-7651 to reserve a spot.  On site registration will be $15.  Light refreshments will be served.  Site TBA.

Waller County Animal Issue Committee – Emergency Preparedness

7/24/2014 by Agent Dennison

Interested persons wanting to volunteer to serve on the Waller County Animal Issue Committee (AIC) can contact Agent Dennison at the Extension Office at 979-826-7651 or by email at cdennison@ag.tamu.edu.  The positions currently needed include volunteer managers, photographers, and call center volunteers during an emergency or disaster (such as the Riley Rd fire of 2011).  Sorry, volunteers are not able to work in direct contact with animals due to liability concerns.  Volunteers can give as little as 3-4 hours at a time.
Additionally, persons with capabilities to haul cattle, provide boats for water rescues, donate hay for livestock, can also contact Extension Agent Dennison as he is trying to develop a resource list.

 

Small Acreage Horticulture Program to be held on 4.5.14

by Agent Dennison 3/4/14

5 hrs. of TDA CEUs will be offered with 1/2 the day being an educational slide show and 1/2 day being a walking tour of a nearby Vegetable, Fruit, and Nut farm in Monaville, TX area.  Cost is only $25 per person and deadline to RSVP is April 2, 2014.  Guest speakers are Dr. Joe Masabni, Texas Extension Veg. Specialist, Bill Ree, Pecan Insect Specialist, and Extension Agent – Cody Dennison.  Topics include: grafting, vegetable bed mgmt, citrus orchard mgmt, and pecan production.  Program starts at 9 a.m. at Repka’s Grocery Store on Buller Rd. with registeration beginning at 8:30 a.m.  Program will conclude at 2:30 p.m. at another site nearby.

Call Agent Dennison at 979-826-7651 if you have questions about this great program.

 

 

ALL PROGRAMS:

Individuals with disabilities who require auxiliary aide service or accommodation in order to participate in the event are encouraged to contact our office within 5 working days prior to the program.

Educational program of Texas AgriLife Extension Service are open to all people without regard to race, color, sex, disability, religion, age, or national origin.  The Texas A&M University System, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the County Commissioners Courts of Texas Cooperating.


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