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TITLE: Agricultural Workshop in Jims Wells County

DATE: Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at 5:30PM

PLACE: Women's Building at Jim Wells County Fairgrounds, Alice, Texas

CONTACT INFO: RSVP by August 9th to 361-668-8361 ext 3 or 956-481-3256.

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TITLE: Ranch Management Clinic: Strategies during Severe Drought

DATE: Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at 8:30AM

PLACE: Cowboy Fellowship Church, 561 FM 3350, Jourdanton, Texas

CONTACT INFO: RSVP by August 7th to 361-592-0309 or

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TITLE: Record Keeping & Micro Loan Workshop

DATE: Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 9:30AM

PLACE: Rural Technical Center 700 FM 3168 (across from high school) Raymondville, Texas

CONTACT INFO: Rolando Zamora at 956-689-2412. Lunch will be provided.


TITLE: Supplemental Feeding during Drought

DATE: Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at 11:30AM

PLACE: RY Sales Yard, Rio Grande City, Texas

CONTACT INFO: RSVP for the event to Extension office at 956-487-2306. $10 fee includes lunch.


TITLE: 2013 South Texas Ag Producer & Landowner Workshop

DATE: Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 6PM

PLACE: Palo Alto College - San Antonio, Pedernales Hall, Room 109 (corner of Frescos & Presidio)

CONTACT INFO: Contact 361-701-3232

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TITLE: Duval County Workshop

DATE: Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 6PM

PLACE: Benavides Civic Center 131 W Main St, Benavides, Texas

CONTACT INFO: RSVP for the event and free dinner at 361-701-3232.

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TITLE: Small Acreage Land Management Workshop

DATE: Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 6PM

LOCATION: Falfurrias, Texas

CONTACT INFO: 361-325-5000.


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TITLE: Zavala County Ranchers Field Day

DATE: Friday, February 22, 2013

LOCATION: Rancho La Fe in Crystal City, Texas

CONTACT INFO: Johnny Graciano in Crystal City 830-776-0914 or Ivan Camacho 361-701-3232


TITLE: Public Meeting Regarding USDA Programs Update and the Hispanic and Women Farmers and Ranchers Claims Process

DATE: Wednesday, November 28

LOCATION: AgriLIFE Research Center in El Paso, Texas, 6pm

CONTACT INFO: Call 956-481-3256


TITLE: Mesquite/brush management and programs 1 CEU
DATE: May 10, 2012
LOCATION: San Isidro First Baptist Church
CONTACT INFO: Ronnie Zamora 956-487-2306

Aisha Reyes, 956-481-3256


TITLE: MAFO 2012 National Farmworker Conference
DATE: April 22-25, 2012
LOCATION: Hyatt Regency on the Riverwalk, San Antnio, Texas
CONTACT INFO: Lalo Zavala 320-251-1711 website:


TITLE: Farmer Resource Seminar
DATE: Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at 9:30 am
LOCATION: Texas State Technical College, Bldg T Room 126 Harlingen, Texas
CONTACT INFO: Adrian de los Santos 956-536-2152 or Aisha Reyes 956-481-3256


TITLE: Webb SWCD Annual Fall Ranch Tour
DATE: Friday, October 14, 2011 at 9am - 1pm
LOCATION: El Rancho Arenal, Webb County
CONTACT INFO: Flavio Garza or Mira Pulido at 956-723-3222 ext 3

Drought and its effects on Whitetail Deer
Livestock Market Update
Webb SWCD Awards
Legislative Update on Property Rights
General Overview of Ground Water Conservation Districts

Guillermo Benavides, Webb SWCD #337 Chairman
Humberto Yzaguirre, Owner El Rancho Arenal
Kent Willamson, Wildlife Biologis, TPWD
Susan Durhan, Executive Director STPRA
Sam Rodriguez Jr. Owner/ GM R.Y. Livestock Sales, Inc.
Andy Garza, GM, Kennedy Co GWCD


TITLE: Hispanic & Women Discrimination Settlement Claims and Farmers' Opportunities with USDA Food Nutrition Assistance Programs
DATE: Tuesay, April 12, 2011 at 6:00pm
LOCATION: Palo Alto College, Pedernales Hall, Room 109
CONTACT INFO: Fidel del Barrio, Ed. D. 956-665-3117 or

TITLE: Farmers' Opportunities with USDA Food Nutrition Assistance Programs & Hispanic & Women Discrimination Settlement Process
DATE: Monday, April 11, 2011 at 6:00pm
LOCATION: UTPA Annex, Room 107 - 2412 S Closner, Edinburg, Tx
CONTACT INFO: Fidel del Barrio, Ed. D. 956-665-3117 or


Water in Texas
Resources, Rules, and Recourse


December 8
Sacred Heart Parish Hall, 201 W. Blucher St.
Falfurrias, Tx

December 9
R.Y. Sale Barn, 3 miles North of US 83 on FM 755
Rio Grande City, Tx


Contact: 361-325-2236 ext 3
8:15 AM - 3:15 PM
·         Welcome and Introduction
·         Groundwater Panel Discussion: (Falfurrias only)


Live Oak UWCD
Brush Country GCD
Kenedy-Kleberg GCD
Duval County GCD


“Surface Water Regulations and Permits” (Rio Grande City only)
·         “Groundwater Resources and Issues in South Texas”
           Lonnie Stewart, General Manager
           Live Oak Underground Water Conservation District
           Secretary, Groundwater Management Area 16
·         “Texas Water Law Issues and Trends”
           Brad B. Castleberry, Attorney
           Environmental and Natural Resources Law
           Lloyd Gosselink Rochelle & Townsend, P.C., Austin, TX
·         LUNCH
·         USDA Agency Program Overview:
                       USDA NRCS
                       USDA Rural Development 
                       USDA Farm Services Agency
·         “USDA Rural Mediation and the Texas Rural Mediation
           Services™ Program for Texas”
           Riki Hernandez, Outreach Manager
           Office of Dispute Resolution
·          “What the Farm Bill Can Do for Socially Disadvantaged Producers”
           Texas/Mexico Border Coalition
·         Closing Statements/Adjourn
Co-Sponsored by:

Texas Dispute Resolution System™ Lubbock County Office of Dispute Resolution (806)775-1720
Rio Bravo Resource Conservation& Development, Inc
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
Loma Blanca Soil & Water Conservation District #328
Starr County Soil & Water Conservation District #332
Texas/Mexico Border Coalition CBO (956)481-3256

Land Issues Workshop
for Farmers & Ranchers
November 23, 2010
San Isidro Parish Hall
8:00 AM
·        Registration
·        Welcome and Introductions
·        Farm Bill – What does it mean for Socially Disadvantaged producers?
Luis Ribera, PhD, Assistant Professor & Extension Economist, Texas A&M University
Federal legislation affects all producers. Know what may be in store for the next Farm Bill and voice your ideas for changes.
·        Estate planning especially for farmers and ranchers
David Guerrero, Attorney, Meyer & Guerrero, L.L.P.
What kind of plans do you have for your farm/ranch? Will your children inherit it? Be sure you know the options for transferring your farm/ranch in the easiest and most cost effective way.
·        Financial Recordkeeping for farmers and ranchers
Vidal Saenz, Extension Agent Farm Advisor, Prairie View A&M University
It’s almost time to file your income tax; be right on the money with all your expenses and revenues by keeping an accurate balance sheet. 
·        Evaluations
·        Lunch (provided)
These presenters are experts in their field and regularly work with farmers and ranchers.

Hosted by:                                          

 “The Cooperative Extension Program serves people of all ages regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, disability, political beliefs, marital or family status. (Not all classes apply to all programs)  Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact Texas Cooperative Extension office at 956-487-2306.



Ranch Management Clinic
Tuesday, September 28
Bee County Expo Cener, Beeville
8:30am, $25/ person includes lunch


Helotes, Texas - A Feral Hog Workshop will be held on Tuesday, August 24, 2010 at the 4-H Building, 12132 Leslie Road, in Helotes. Attendees who complete the workshop will receive three hours of continuing education units (CEUs) which include two hours general, and one hour laws and regulations.

Registration will be at 8:30 a.m. with the first session at 9 a.m. The workshop will provide landowners and land managers an opportunity to learn more about feral hogs, including their population dynamics, regulations and laws for hunting feral swine, agricultural regulations, controlling feral hogs, trapping, transportation and holding facilities and diseases.

Texas is home to more than 2 million feral hogs, the largest feral hog population in the United States and their numbers continue to increase due to high reproductive potential and the lack of natural predators.

Feral hogs wreak havoc on property, livestock, crops and pastures across the state and frustrate landowners because of t
their destructive nature. The spread of disease by feral hogs is a major concern with the potential to jeopardize people, livestock and pets. In addition, there is a risk to the pork industry through the potential transmission of disease from feral hogs to domestic swine.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates that feral hog damage to agriculture in Texas alone exceeds $52 million annually.

Sponsors include Alamo Resource Conservation & Development (RC&D), USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Texas Agrilife Extension, Texas/Mexico Border Coalition CBO and the San Antonio River Authority.

To reserve your seat for the workshop, contact Melissa Thompson at (830) 249-6163 or mail a check payable to "Alamo RC&D" to 39350 IH 10 west, Suite 7, Boerne, TX 78006. Registration is $15 in advance and $20 at the door, and includes beverages, lunch and handouts. Deadline to register in advance is August 19. If reasonable accommodations are required, please notify the Alamo RC&D office two weeks prior to the event.

For more information on the workshop and/or programs offered through the Alamo RC&D, call (830) 249-6163 or visit the Web site at  VIEW AGENDA HERE


Rio Grande City, TX – In recent years, advances in plant and animal breeding, introduction of new products, and development of new management approaches have made it possible to increase animal performance. However, for this to be realized, there must be additional focus on forage quality.

Buffelgrass is a highly nutritious grass and is considered excellent for pasture in hot, dry areas and is valued for its production of palatable forage and intermittent grazing during drought periods especially in dry land areas. The focus of this Educational Program will highlight Buffelgrass and its establishment in Starr County.
The Cooperative Extension Program, Texas Agrilife Extension and the Texas/Mexico Border Coalition will be hosting this educational program. Dr. Wayne Hanselka, Dow Chemical Company will provide a topic on Forage Quality & Chemical Treatments, U.S. Insurance will provide a topic on Pasture & Rainfall Insurance for 2011, and the USDA Natural Conservation Service will provide topic on Increasing Productivity & New Conservation Practices. The Program will take place at Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish Hall in El Sauz, Texas on August 26, 2010 at 9:00 a.m. Please reply by R.S.V.P. before August 20, 2010.

For more information on this program, please contact Ronnie Zamora, Extension Agent CEP-AgNR or Omar Montemayor, County Extension Agent-Ag at the Starr County Extension Office at (956) 487-2306.



2009 Fall Beef Cattle Workshop
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Helotes 4-H Center, 12132 Leslie Rd
Helotes, Texas


Southwest Texas Goat Producers


Goat Field Day

June 27, 2009
8:30am - 1:00pm

Double S Ranch
Quemado, Texas


Bi-National Ranchers Conference
June 24, 25, 2009
Embassy Suites Hotel
Laredo, Texas
(956)723-6643 ext 3 or (956)721-2626




Farm & Ranch Management Workshop
APRIL 23, 2009, 8am
Pearsall Livestock Auction Inc.
Pearsall, Texas
Jaime Lopez (830)334-009



Sustainable Ag Conference for Farm and Home
Thursday, March 25, 2010
American Legion Hall
1404 Zanderson Ave (Hwy 16), Jourdanton, TX
For more information, call (830)249-6163


Event Sponsors
click on the name for websites
Texas/Mexico Border Coaltion
Texas AgFinance
AgriLIFE Extension - Texas A&M System
Project FORGE - University of Texas-Pan American

Alamo RC&D
Rio Bravo RC&D

The Evergreen Underground Water Conservation District
University of Texas - Pan American
Texas Animal Health Commission

USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service


Olive Oil Field Day
Jim Henry & Paul Conley Farms
October 11, 2008
call Mario Morales, 830-279-0164


Feral Hog Workshop
Thursday, September 25, 8:30am
4-H Building, Helotes
call Annette Pawelek, 210-467-6575


Agriculture Farm Bill Forum: A Congressman's Perspective
Laredo Community College, De La Garza Building 101
Friday, August 29, 8:30am
call Webb County Extension office, 956-721-2626


Farm & Ranch Management Workshop
The Beer Warehouse Historic Meeting Hall, Floresville, TX
1302 South 2nd St @ C St
Friday, August 15, 2008
12:30p - 6:30p
DInner is Provided for FREE.


Prescribed Burn Association Meeting
Mirando Quad City Community Center
Thursday, July 17, 2008
8:30a - 2:30p


Ag Seminar
June 19, 2008 in Laredo, Texas
contact Flavio Garza 956-723-3508x3


Texas AgriLIFE Beef Cattle Seminar
June 11, 2008 at the Parish Hall in San Isidro, Texas
6:30PM, dinner will be served


Hispanic Leadership Program in Ag & Natural Resources Field Day
with Masters and PhD students from Texas A&M and UTSA
May 13, 2008 starting at 9:00 a.m.
Benavides, Hebbronville, and Zapata, Texas


Rio Grande Valley Beef Improvement Association's
Bull Gain Test & Heifer Development Field Day & Educational Program
April 5, 2008 10:00 a.m. at Rio Beef Feed Yards
Go 11 miles east of Linn Tx on HWY 186 then 3 miles North at Rio Beef sign.
For more information, call Ronnie Zamora @ 956.487.2306.


2008 South Texas Beef Cattle Shortcourse

VFW Hall
Frio City Rd, San Antonio, Texas
RSVP to Annette at (210)467-6575
1 CEU offered per session (up to 3)

Thursday, January 10
Dr. Dick Machen, Livestock Specialist, TCE Uvalde
Sire types for Commercial Herds & Bull Care Plan & Ultimate Size of Cows

Dustin Dean, Bovigen Genetics
DNA Testing - How Does it fit into your Cattle Operation

Sponsor: Bayer Animal Health, Pleasanton, TX

Thursday, January 17
Dr. Robert Lyons, Extension Range Specialist, TCE Uvalde
Pasture Rejuvenation - Prescribed Burn, Aeration, etc.

Dr. Antonio Calles, Geneticist and President, Heartbrand Beef Company, Harwood & Yoakum
The Meat that we Raise vs. the Meat that we Eat

Sponsor: West Feeds, San Antonio, TX

Thursday, January 24
Dr. Jim Gallagher, Extension Wildlife Specialist, TCE Uvalde
Wildlife Management - Food Plots and Weather

Dr. Larry Redman, State Forage Specialist, TCE Uvalde
Hey - What Affects the Nutritive Value and Importance of Forage Analysis

Sponsor: Tractor City - John Deere dealers in Castroville, Floresville, Pearsall, Pleasanton, and Seguin




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