Friday, October 17, 2014

Backyard Basics-Raising Chickens

Thursday, November 6, 2014, 10am – noon
Travis County AgriLife Extension Office, 1600 Smith Road
Cost: $10 through 10/27, $15 late and onsite

For our final course on Backyard Basics, Master Gardener and blogger Ally Stresing will share her love of backyard chickens in this informative talk on the care and maintenance of the home flock.

From constructing a predator-proof coop, to choosing proper feed, to handling boredom and the pecking order, Ally will guide you through the ins and outs of caring for happy, healthy hens.

Register online:
Register by phone: 979-845-2604
For more information, contact Daphne Richards at 512-854-9600 or

Monday, October 6, 2014

Reminder - Central Texas Irrigation/Turf Maintenance Workshop

When:    October 22, 2014
Where:   Creedmoor Community Center, 12511 FM 1625, Creedmoor, 78610
Cost:       $50 (through 10/17), $60 (after 10/17 and on-site)
CEUs:      4 Irrigation
Register    or by phone:  979-845-2604
Contact:    Daphne Richards, CEA-Horticulture,, 512.854.9615

 Presentations and speakers will be:
9 AM          Irrigation Scheduling, Brad Smith, Instructor, Irrigator Training, LLC
10 AM        Efficient Irrigation Practices, Brett Briant, Water Conservation Coordinator, LCRA
11 AM        Break
11:15 AM  Turfgrass Selection and Cultural Practices for Water Conservation, Dr. Casey Reynolds, Assistant Professor and Extension Turfgrass Specialist
12:15 PM  Lunch
1 PM           Water Management for Sports Field Turf, Dr. Casey Reynolds
2 PM           Evaluation, Wrap-up and CEU certificates

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