Coming Events

July 24, 2018 – FOOD SAFETY RULES  TRAINING FOR PRODUCERS

Smith County Cotton Belt Building, Room 116, 1517 W Front St, Tyler, TX 75701

Fee: $40 (non-refundable). Lunch and snacks included.
Register online at https://agriliferegister.tamu.edu/ProduceSafety
Register by phone: 979-845-2604

For questions or additional information, contact Dr. Joe Masabni at jmasabni@ag.tamu.edu
or 903.834.6191


August 15, 2018 East Texas Fruit and Vegetable Conference

Overton Research & Extension Center, 1710 FM 3053 North, Overton, TX 75684 – 8:00am – 3:30pm

Topics and Speakers include: Common Garden Questions/Asian Vegetables – Joe Masabni, Growing Figs at Home – David Creech, Fertilization & Irrigation in the Garden – Joe Masabni, Understanding Soil & Water Test Results – Franta Majs, Sustainable Home Fruit & Vegetable Production – Steve Upson, Seed Saving 101 – Greg Grant.

Register by August 10, 2018 – $30 per person or $50 per couple, lunch included. Additional $5 late fee after deadline. No refunds. Make checks payable to: East TX Fruit and Vegetable Conference. Send Payment to: Smith County Extension office, Attn: Clint Perkins, 1517 W. Front St., Suite 116, Tyler, TX 75702


Haynesville Celebration of Butterflies Festival – September 22, 2018

Butterfly capitol of Louisiana, Clairborne County Fairgrounds, Haynesville, LA.  Admission, adults $4, children 6 to 18 $1, children under 6 free.


October 5 & 6, 2018 – 300 Years of Plants on the Move in Texas  

A SGHS State Ambassadors Program in Nacogdoches, Texas, 300 Years of Plants on the Move in Texas, will join with Stephen F. Austin State University Gardens and Friends of Historic Nacogdoches, Inc. to celebrate Texas’ Tricentennial in gardening with tours, lectures, and a reception. As a special treat, attendees will be able to attend a rare plant sale at the SFASU’s Pineywoods Native Plant Center.

Lectures will cover a broad sweep of gardening history in Texas beginning with the Spanish era through to modern introductions. Speakers include Greg Grant, David Creech, Jeff Abt, and will feature keynote speaker, Bill Welch. The event will be held at the prestigious, newly restored Fredonia Hotel and Convention Center. For more information, email: fohni@yahoo.com.


FROM BULBS TO BLOOMS CONFERENCE AND SALE – October 13, 2018

HARVEY HALL – 2000 W FRONT ST., TYLER – Registration 8:30 am / Program 9:00 am FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

“Hardy, heirloom, & hard to find bulbs for Texas and the South”

Speakers: Keith Kridler & Greg Grant – bulb experts, farmers and bluebird enthusiasts. BULB SALE: 11:30 AM

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