Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Registration at 8:30 ~ Program 9:00am to 2:00 pm
at AGVantage Rarm & Ranch (1817 N. US HWY 287, Decatur
Speakers -Texas A&M AgriLife Equine Specialists
Dr. Dennis Sigler & Dr. Clay Cavinder
- Broodmare Nutrition and Feeding Management
- Getting the Mare Ready to Breed
- Foaling Time is Here, Now What?
- Nutrition and Management of Young Growing Horses
- Herd Health Care
Cost is $20.00 and includes lunch. Call the Extension at 940-627-3341 to reserve your spot.
Sponsored by: AgVantage Farm and Ranch & Purina Mills
Pecan Field Day
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Cost: $15 includes lunch
Meet at Decatur Garden Center (1551 Preskitt Rd, Decatur)
9:00am - program registration, 9:30am head to pecan orchard
Monte Nesbitt - Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Extension Program Specialist
Charles Rohla, PH.D. – Noble Foundation, Pecan Specialist
Bill Ree - Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Extension Program Specialist
Improved Pecan Orchard Management 10am-12pm
10:00 Young pecan orchard development (nutrition & irrigation)
10:30 IPM for Improved Pecan Orchards
11:15 Training & Pruning demonstration
12:00-1:00 Chili Lunch
Native Pecan Management – 1-3pm
1:00 Tree Thinning Assessment & Removal
1:30 Fertility Management for Native Pecans
2:00 IPM for Natives
2:45 Orchard Floor Renovation & Maintenance
3 CEUs – 2 IPM & 1 General
Click here for Flyer: Pecan Field Day Flyer
Chili Lunch sponsored by: Decatur Garden Center, Texas Pecan Nursery, & BWI Companies
Call the Extension office at 940-627-3341 to reserve you spot.
Pasture Management Workshop
March 6, 2013 at Boyd Community Center – 420 E. Morton Ave.
Registration at 10:30am – Program at 11:00am
Paul Baumann – Professor & Extension Weed Specialists, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension
Larry Redmon – Professor & Extension Forage Specialist, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension
11:00 Managing & Renovating Summer Pastures During a Drought
1:00 Pasture Weed Management
2 General CEUs
Lunch Sponsored by: Boyd Feed
Wise County’s Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is sponsoring Walk Across Texas, an eight week walking program for teams of up to eight people.
The program begins on Monday, March 4 and continued through Sunday, April 28.
Come join us this spring ”Walk Across Texas”!
Through a modest increase in daily activity, most Americans can improve their health. WALK ACROSS TEXAS is a program that persuades and motivates people of all ages to make the most important change…to get started. It is a fun and flexible way to exercise. The program is simple, free and safe. All you need is a team of eight people to get moving, with one person being designated as the “team captain.” The team who walks farthest “across Texas” will win, but everyone who participates will take home a healthy habit – walking for fitness.
Team members report their daily mileage to the team captain, and the team captain reports the individual and team total miles on the following web address: http://walkacrosstexas.tamu.edu or to the Extension office at the end of each week by: telephone (940.627.3341), fax (940.627.8070) or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Teams are not required to walk or ride together, although they may if they desire. Teams simply pool their mileage each week to work toward “walking across Texas”. Members may walk, jog, ride a bike, skateboard, roller blade, tread mill, swim, spin and/or run.
Call the Extension office if you are interested 940-627-3341
Well, Be Well with Diabetes
Five Week Series: February 19 & 26, March 5, 12, & 19 9-11 a.m.
Classes will be at the Extension Office, 206 S. State Street in Decatur
All five classes for a total cost of $25
To find out how you can do well and be well with diabetes, call the Wise County office of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service 940-627-3341
- What Is Diabetes?
- Nutrition: 1st Step to Diabetes Management
- One Diabetes Diet-No Longer the Sole Option
- Managing Your Blood Glucose
- Nutritional Labels
- Diabetes & Exercise
- For Good Measure at Home and Eating Out
- Diabetes Medicines
- Preventing and Managing Complications
Sponsored by Angels Care Home Health & Wise County Do Well, Be Well with Diabetes Coalition
Click here for flyer: DWBW flyer
5 CEUs for Pesticide Applicator License
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at the Decatur Civic Center
at 8:30 – 3:00am. Lunch included. Cost is $35
Link to Flyer and Map: Wise County 5 CEU Program
Tuesday, November 27 at Weatherford College, Wise County Campus (5180 Hwy 380, Bridgeport)
An Agent with the United States Secret Service will be presenting information on
Credit Card ID Theft
Bank Fraud ID Theft
Internet ID Theft
Stolen ID Theft
Phishing ID Theft
Skimming ID Theft
A hamberger dinner will be provided by Wise County Banks prior to the program.
Cost is $5 per person
State Sheep & Goat Validation
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at the Sheriff’s Posse Grounds 4-6pm Tags should have already been ordered thru the 4-H office or with your ag teacher
Wise County Stock Horse EXTRAVAGANZA
Stock Horse Clinic on Saturday, October 20 – begins at 9:00am
at NRS Arena – located 4 miles south of Decatur, TX on Hwy 287
- Brian Sumrall
- Jake Lemons
- Dr. Clay Cavinder
- Dennis Sigler
Stock Horse Competition on Sunday, October 21 – Competition begins at 8:30am – Cowboy church 8:00-8:30am
- All Around Champion & Reserve Buckles
- Top 5 All Around Awards
- Open Added Money Jackpot prizes for Class Winners
- Working Cow
- Ltd Non-Pro
Pre-Registration and Payment is due by October 10th to avoid late fees.
Please mail Entry forms and checks to: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, 206 S State St., Decatur, TX 76234
Wise County 4-H Food Show
Saturday, October 20, 2012 at Weatherford College – Wise County
5180 Hwy 380, Bridgeport – between Decatur & Bridgeport
Information packets and entry forms are avilabe at the Extension office
4-H Fashion Show at David’s Western Store Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 6:00
“Friend to Friend”
Staying Healthy Together
Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 6 p.m. at Weatherford College – Wise County
5180 Hwy 380, Bridgeport – between Decatur & Bridgeport
Women of all ages are invited to come and bring a friend to learn the importance of mammograms, pap tests and other forms of early detection of cancer and how to access financial resources and area services.
Program will include
- Door Prizes
Wise County 4-H Food Challenge
Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at Slidell Jr/Sr High School at 4-H
Packets with information and entry forms are available at the Extension office
4-H Swine Project Work Shop
Monday, September 24, 2012 at the Extension at 7:00
Please call the Extension to sign up.
August 9, 2012 at 6:00 pm First Baptist in Decatur (1200 Preskitt in Decatur)
Over 20 booths and lots of door prizes.
Please call the Extension office to sign up 940-627-3341
Food Manager 2-Day Certification
August 1 & 2, 2012
How can this course help you?
Understand major causes of foodborne illness and how to prevent them
Boost employee morale by increasing their professionalism.
Improve relationships with health officials.
Receive information in order to train your staff on-site.
Increase food safety knowledge of your employees.
Upon passing the ServSafe certification examination, you will fulfill state requirements for Certified Food Manager status.
To sign up come by the Extension office (206 S State Street in Decatur) or call 940-627-3341 for more information .
Wise County Water Camp WCH2O Camp
Thursday, July 19, 2012
at First Baptist Church in Decatur
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
*** For Youth Ages 8-13 Years Old***
Experience hands on activities as we learn about caring for this important resource.
The Incredible Journey
Water Quality Testing
There will be Wacky Water Games so bring a towel. Call the Extension office to sign up.
July 13 & 14, 2012 Ages 8-18 Cost $65
Sid Richardson Boyscout Camp, Bridgeport Texas
Camp Starts at 10am on Friday and ends at noon on Saturday
Camping – Cayaking – Swimming – Dancing – Rock Wall – Snake Exhibit
Call the Extension office to sign up 940-627-3341
Tree Care 911
July 12, 2012 at the Wise County Sheriff’s Posse, Women’s Building 6:00 p.m.
The drought has affected our Wise County trees in more ways than one. No tree, whether small, large, young or old was unaffected by the drought. Here at the Texas Agrilife Extension office, we have been taking many calls from concerned homeowners about the health of their trees. To answer all of your concerns we are holding a Tree Care seminar July 12th, at 6pm at the Sheriff’s posse grounds in the Women’s building. On hand will be Courtney Blevins CF,CA with the Texas Forest Service to help answer questions.
During the seminar we will cover disease, insect damage identification and how to control the damage. Please bring pictures or a thumb drive of your trees and the damage on the trees to the seminar. We will have a laptop on hand to help identify the problem from the pictures. For more information on the program please call the Extension office at 940/627-3341. _____________________________________________________________________________________
Managing Diabetes Through Nutrition & Healthy Eating
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
9:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Decatur Senior Center – (1200 N Miller in Decatur)
A free program for people (60 years and older) with type 2 diabetes and their caregivers
Learn how to utilize information provided on food labels
View a cooking demonstration
Receive American Diabetes Association Book, Month of Meals: Diabetic Meal Planner
Call the Extension office to reserve your spot 940-627-3341
Flyer: Managing Diabetes 2012
Pesticide Applicator License Class & Test
A Private applicator training and test has been scheduled for Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at 9:00a.m. The class and test will be held at our Texas AgriLife Extension, Wise County office (206 S State Street in Decatur)
The $65 registration fee includes the study books and lunch. This class is for those individuals who do not currently have a pesticide applicator license, but would like to get one. Individuals who have had a license that expired less than 1 year are not eligible to take this class. The class is limited to the first 20 paid participants.
As defined by law, a private applicator is a person who uses or supervises the use of a restricted use or state-limited-use pesticide or a regulated herbicide for the purpose of producing an agricultural commodity. The licensed private applicator is responsible for assuring that persons working under his or her direct supervision are knowledgeable of the label requirements governing the use of the pesticides they are using.
Licensing as a private applicator requires practical knowledge of pest problems and control practices associated with agricultural operations.
Wise County Walk Across Texas
Wise County’s Texas AgriLife Extension Service sponsored Walk Across Texas, an eight week walking program for teams of up to eight people. The program began on Monday, March 5 and continued through Monday, April 30.
Come Join us spring 2013 Walk Across Texas!
CONGRATULATIONS! We have completed our 8-week Walk Across Texas!
Our winning team is Young @ Heart 2012! Way to go! With 2064 total miles, they have walked across Texas, down along the coast, meandered through the Texas Heritage Trails and finally made it back to North Central Texas! Members of the winning team are: Amy White, captain; Shelli Reta; Scott White; Ami Doss; Donna Donaghey; Alexandra Rodarte; Tammy Rainey; and Laura Davila
1 Young @ Heart 2012 2064 miles 2 Volts (Wise Electric) 1966 miles
3 Outlets (Wise Electric) 1566 miles
4 Greenwood Go Getters 1293 miles
5 Wise Sole Steppers 1129 miles
6 Kilowatts (Wise Electric) 1128 miles
7 We Willing Walkers 1052 miles
8 Wise Co. 4-H Council 1036 miles
9 Transformers (Wise Elect) 918 miles
10 Slidell HS 897 miles
11 Hubba Bubba 889 miles
12 Amazing Walkers 842 miles
13 Super Walkers 840 miles
14 City of Bridgeport 688 miles
15 Old Dogs 455 miles
16 POW 259 miles
17 Wise Walkers 68 miles
Individual Walking Awards
Top Walker –Jerry Brooks (449 miles) – Team: Volts (Wise Electric)
2nd High Walker –Shelli Reta (425 miles) – Team: Young at Heart 2012
3rd High Walker – Javier Romero (413 miles) – Transformers (Wise Electric)
Click here for Walk Across Texas Flyer: Wise County Walk Across Texas 2012
Click here for link to Walk Across Texas Website: http://walkacrosstexas.tamu.edu/
Pasture Management Workshop-Thursday, March 8, 2012
Boyd Community Center (420 E Morton Ave in Boyd)
2 CEU’s for Pesticide Applicators
Registration 11:30am, Program begins at 12pm, $10 Registration Fee – Includes Lunch Please call the Extension office at 940-627-3341 to reserve you spot
12:00 – 1:00 Fertilization Requirements for Pastures and Forage – Todd Vineyard, CEA – Ag/NR
1:00 – 2:00 Pasture Weed Management – Gerald Hopson, DuPont Range and Pasture Specialist
Click here for Flyer Pasture Management Workshop Flyer
Fish Pond Field Day – Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Fish Fry at Noon and Program to Follow
Featured Speaker: Dr. Billy Higginbotham
Professor and Extension Wildlife and Fisheries Specialist
Pond topics will include :
- Weed Identification
- Weed Control
- Fish Selection
- Stocking Rates
- Basic Pond Management
Click here for flyer Fish Pond Field Day Flyer