Agrilife Extension Service
Events from the Parker County Agrilife Extension Service
Pasture recovery from drought, soil fertility, weed management options, stocking rates and watershed quality will be the major topics discussed at the upcoming Pasture Management Seminar to be presented at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 19, at the Parker County Agricultural Services Center meeting room, 604 North Main in Weatherford. Cost for the program is $10 per person.
Dr. Larry Redmon, State Extension Forage Specialist from College Station, will present and answer questions that participants may have.
For those livestock producers with a pesticide applicator license, 1 CEU will be offered toward their re-certification.
Hosted by the Parker County Extension Ag. Committee and the Parker County office of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, all interested livestock raisers are invited to attend.
Educational programs of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service serve people of all ages regardless of socioeconomic level, race, color, sex, disability, religion, age or national origin. Individuals with disabilities who require an auxiliary aid, service, or accommodation in order to participate in this meeting are encouraged to contact the Parker County office of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service at 817-598-6168 for assistance.
Fri, 03/22/2013 - 8:30am - 12:00pm
To comply with current pesticide handling laws, those who use certain pesticides must receive training on the proper use, storage, and disposal of these chemicals. A license is required of anyone who purchases and/or applies a restricted-use or state-limited use pesticide for the production of an agricultural commodity. Restricted-use pesticides are classified by the Environmental Protection Agency. The Texas Department of Agriculture classifies state-limited use pesticides. Product labels indicate restricted-use pesticides, while state regulations list state-limited use chemicals.
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service provides private applicator introductory courses that can prepare applicators to qualify for a license by passing a test. Anyone wishing to become a licensed private applicator can attend a training/testing program on Friday, March 22, at the Parker County Extension office, 604 North Main, Weatherford. The training program is from 8:30 a.m. to noon with testing to follow. An 80-page private applicator training manual and a copy of the current pesticide and herbicide laws and regulations are available at the Extension office for $40 (cash or check). It is recommended that these be purchased prior to the day of the training to begin familiarizing yourself with the material. There is an additional $10 fee (cash or check) the day of the training. It is also recommended that you bring a calculator for math computations.
Tue, 02/26/2013 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Parker County will offer Healthy Hearts Cooking Classes. The two session classes will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays, February 26 and March 5 at the Parker County Agricultural Services Center, located at 604 North Main Street in Weatherford. The cost to attend all the classes is $20, which covers both evenings and will include recipes, demonstrations and heart-healthy food to taste each evening the entire series.
The Healthy Hearts Cooking series will include the following topics: Understanding Fats and How to Cut the Fat in Main Dishes, Reducing Sodium and Increasing Fiber, Heart Healthy Foods, Understanding Food Labels, Meatless Meal Ideas, Cooking Fish and Ways to Include Beef in a Healthy Heart Diet.
To pre-register for Healthy Hearts Cooking Classes and for more information, call the Parker County Extension office at 817-598-6168.
Mon, 02/25/2013 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
Texas AgriLife Extension Service of Parker County will offer a one-day food manager certification training course, Food Safety: It’s Our Business, for food service managers on Monday, Feb. 25, at the Parker County Agricultural Services Center, located at 604 North Main Street in Weatherford. The training will begin at 8:30 a.m. with the examination being conducted at 5:00 p.m.
The course fee is $115 and includes training, a coursebook, handouts, materials and the National Restaurant ServSafe Certified Professional Food Manager examination. The coursebook can be picked up one week prior to the training from the Extension Office. The deadline to register is Feb. 18.
For a registration form and for more information about the Food Manager Certification Training course of Texas AgriLife Extension Service, contact Parker County Extension Agent Kathy Smith at 817-598-6168.
The Texas Agrilife Extension Service will present “Friend to Friend - Staying Healthy Together” at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29 at First United Methodist Church, 301 S. Main St. in Weatherford. Women of all ages are invited to take a friend to learn about the importance of mammograms, pap tests and other forms of early detection of cancer and how to access financial resources and area services. Partners in the event include the American Cancer Society, Cancer Care Services, Careity Foundation, Moncrief Cancer Institute, Parker County Extension Education Association, Parker County Hospital District, Solis Womens’ Health, Susan G. Komen, Texas A&M Agrilife Extension - Parker County and Weatherford Regional Medical Center Senior Circle and Healthy Woman. The event is free. To register, call 817-598-6168. Participants who pre-register will be in a drawing for a $50 Gift Card.
Mon, 11/19/2012 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Parker County will conduct a two hour personal financial management class called “Managing Your Money” from 2-4 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 19 at the Parker County Agricultural Services Class, 604 North Main Street in Weatherford. The class is for anyone interested in how to better manage their money, but it also for people who are currently in bankruptcy Chapter 7 and/or 13. The intent of the course is to increase your financial knowledge and skills. The topics covered will include: Developing a Spending Plan, Money Management, Wise Use of Credit and Consumer information. Cost is $10. Financial assistance is available to participants who qualify. For more information or to register call 817-598-6168.
Repeats every day until Wed Nov 28 2012 . Tue, 11/27/2012 - 9:30am - 1:30pm
Wed, 11/28/2012 - 9:30am - 1:30pm
The Texas AgriLife Extension Service of Parker County will offer parenting classes from 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 27 and Wednesday, Nov. 28 at the Parker County Agricultural Services Center. The parenting classes will use the curriculum “Becoming A Love and Logic Parent” by Jim Fay and Charles Fay. The curriculum will cover Raising Responsible Kids, The Love and Logic Formula, C Stands for Control, Ownership of the Problem, Thinking and Decision Making, Consequences. Also covered in the classes will be Keeping Children Healthy, Food Safety and Shopping Strategies for Healthy Eating. The classes will cost $10 per person for the two day class and will include lunch. Scholarships are available. Pre-registration is requested by Wednesday, Nov. 21. For more information or to register call the Parker County Extension office at 817-598-6168 or email email@example.com.
Thu, 11/08/2012 - 10:00am - 1:30pm
The Parker County Extension Education Association will hold the 2012 “Home for the Holidays” from 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 8 at Couts Memorial United Methodist Church, 802 N. Elm Street, Weatherford.
Home for the Holidays is an event filled with holiday tips and ideas for getting into the holiday spirit. Speakers and presenters this year will include: Judy Leonard on Embellishments; Johnnie Kelly on Decorating with Burlap; Shirley Riebe on Table Decorating; Kayla Neill on Do It Your Self Cleaning Product Gifts; Julia Moseley on Decorating and Entertaining Tips; Ola Culwell on Ten Minute Table Runners and Kathy Hardin on Creative Ideas.
Home for the Holidays will include a variety of soups, sandwiches, corn bread and holiday desserts. There will be recipe books, a raffle table, gift table and silent auction, door prizes and much more.
The cost to attend is $15 per person and includes lunch, program materials and recipes. Tickets are available from Extension Education Association Members and the Parker County Extension Office. Reservations can be called in or made on site. To register or for more information call the Parker County Extension office at 817-598-6168.
Sat, 10/27/2012 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service of Parker County will host a “Twogether in Texas” Marriage Education class from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27 at the Parker County Agricultural Services Center. The class is focuses on helping couples develop communication and conflict resolution skills and other tools for building strong relationships. After completing the class, couples will receive a certificate that can be taken to the county clerk to save $60 on a marriage license, and the 72 hour waiting period is waived for couples who complete the course. The course is free of charge. To register, call 817-598-6168 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service of Parker County will offer a one-day food manager certification training course, Food Safety: It’s Our Business, for food service managers at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 22 at the Parker County Agricultural Services Center, 604 North Main Street, Weatherford. The program is designed not only to prepare food service managers to pass the certification examination, but will provide valuable education regarding the safe handling of food. Special attention to food safety will help keep the many customers served safe and satisfied.
The course fee is $105 and includes training, course book, handouts and materials, and the National Restaurant ServSafe Certified Professional Food Manager examination. The course book and can be picked up one week prior to the training from the Extension Office. The deadline to register is Oct. 15. For a registration form and for more information about the Food Manager Certification Training course of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, call Kathy Smith, Parker County Extension Agent at 817-598-6168.