Wheat Field Day & Tour

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Be sure to sign up for the Wheat Field Day and Tour coming up on May 5.  See the flier for more information and details.

Wheat Field Demonstration

April 2015 4-H Clover Connection

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April 2015

April 2015

The April 4-H newsletter is now available and full of news and information.

Rainwater University 2015

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The Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center – Dallas is pleased to announce Rainwater University 2015.

Rainwater harvesting a viable alternative water source for your landscape, garden, livestock, firefighting and both indoor non-potable and potable uses. Rainwater University will have presentations and hand on training from rainwater harvesting experts. From constructing a small home system; designing and installing large commercial rainwater collection systems above ground; an understanding of below ground systems; and understanding how to irrigate from your cistern. This event has it all. Sign up for all three days for a holistic approach to Stormwater Management. Daily topics outlined below. Lunch provided with a Light Breakfast & Snacks daily.

Audience: Texas Flood Plain Managers, Landscape Professionals, Rainwater Harvesting Professionals, Engineers, Architects, Homeowners, Business Owners, Builders, School Districts, City, State and Federal Personnel.

CEU’s Pending for the American Planning Association and American Rainwater Catchment System Association.

CEC’s Texas Flood Plain Managers (TFMA Members)  4 – Day 1, 3 – Day 2 and 3 – Day 3.

CEU’s Texas Nursery and Landscape Association (TNLA Members) 5 – Day 1, 5 – Day 2 and 5 – Day 3.

Day 1 Roof to Tank April 7, 2015

  • Estimating Demand & Sizing
  • Gutters, Downspouts, Filters, Tanks & Hydraulic Principles
  • Pipe & Fittings
  • Sanitation, Operation & Maintenance
  • Greywater
  • AC Condensate
  • Day 2 Tank to House and Tank to Landscape April 8, 2015
  • Pump Sizing, Filtration & Backflow/Cross Connection
  • New Technologies & Code Update
  • Pumps & Filtration
  • Irrigaiton
  • Tour Low Impact Development & WaterSense Projects
  • Day 3 Passive Collection April 9, 2014
  • Rainwater harvesting for Stormwater Management
  • Rain Gardens
  • Green Roofs & Permeable Pavement
  • Greening Your Detention Pond, Sustainable Detention Pond Design
  • Tour Low Impact Development & WaterSense Projects
  • Cost: $150.00 for day 1 & 2 and $75.00 for Day 3 
  • Agenda is attached

Registration is at https://dallas.tamu.edu/courses/2015/april-7-9-2015-rainwater-university-2015/

Online Money Program Starts April 1


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Cattle Raisers Convention

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Texas & Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association is gearing up for its Convention March 27 – 29 in Ft. Worth. Cooke County Cattle Producers can go to the website: www.tscra.org/convention and click register. Then, select Daily Registration and either the Expo Day Pass for Friday and/or Saturday. Enter discount code EXPO2015 to get your discounted pass.

Master Gardener Conference

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Bell County Master Gardeners Association is hosting their State Conference in Belton, Texas April 16 – 18. It will be held in the Bell County Expo Center. An excellent line-up of presenters is scheduled. All registration information is online at the website: www.txmg.org/2015


A.I. & Palpation Schools

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Friedrich Breeding Service will be offering an A.I. & Palpation Class June 9 – 11. Refer to the flier for specifics about registration and deadlines. Forms are available at the Extension Office.

JUNE 2015 AI-Palpation  School Application (1)

Lamb & Goat Camp

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Texas A&M has a fun and exciting 3 day program dedicated to educating students on the fundamentals of feeding, nutrition, health, facilities and selection, plus information on showmanship and quality counts. See the flier for more details and how to register.

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CEU Opportunity

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Another chance for those of you needing CEUs for your private pesticide license. This event will be held in McKinney March 27.  See the flyer for details and registration deadline.


March 4-H Newsletter

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It’s finally finished! The March Cooke County Clover Connection is filled with lots of information, so be sure to check it out!

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