Workshops & Events

October – December 2014

Central Texas Irrigation/Turf Maintenance Workshop @ Creedmoor Community Center
Oct 22 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service-Travis Co will hold an Irrigation/Turf Maintenance Workshop on Oct 22, 2014. This conference is in response to our ongoing critical water issues. The general public can attend but the materials presented will be for turf and irrigation professionals such as those working with municipalities, including parks departments; golf courses; and large and commercial landscape maintenance firms as well as contractors; retail nurseries and other users of urban water resources.

The goal of the workshop is to share new technologies and best practices for water conservation and drought survival. Four Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) licensed irrigator credits are approved and available to attendees.  

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, Assistant Professor  and Extension Turfgrass Specialist

2 PM           Evaluation, Wrap-up and CEU certificates

Backyard Basics: Backyard Chickens @ Travis County AgriLife Extension
Nov 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

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.

Part of the Texas AgriLife Extension Backyard Basics Series.
Register at  or by phone 979-845-2604

Business Planning for the Small Acreage Producer @ Travis County East Service Center
Dec 11 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Are you interested in learning more about business planning for your current or potential growing operation?  Join us for this seminar to learn more!
AgriLife Extension specialists in College Station will be joining us via web video to present this program.

Part of the Texas AgriLife Extension Small Acreage Horticultural Crops Series. Register at or by phone 979-845-2604

Small Acreage Horticulture Crops Series
Business Planning (web Lync seminar)