Montgomery County Texas A&M AgriLife Extension

Montgomery County Texas A&M AgriLife Extension


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Don't forget to hold your space for the August 19th Mental Health First Aid Class through Montgomery County Texas A&M AgriLife Extension. Send us your name and email to [email protected] by July 25th.

Mental Health First Aid addresses mental health, su***de prevention, and substance use. With these issues on the rise, it is more important than ever to equip yourself on how to respond when someone is struggling.

If the time you invest in this class impacts your ability to respond to ONE person struggling, it is worth it!

This will be a hybrid class. Two hours of online class must be completed before a 6 hour in person session. The live session will be August 19th from 8:30 a 3:30 in Conroe at the Texas A&M Ag Extension Office. A grant allows this class to be offered free of charge. Space is limited.

For the One!!! 💗
Mosaics of Mercy staff and volunteers recently had the opportunity to attend Mental Health First Aid training through Montgomery County Texas A&M AgriLife Extension. We loved that this training covered mental health, su***de prevention, and substance use.

Many people ask what they can do to help the community with the drastic rise in these issues. We believe that equipping yourself on how to respond to those around you is one of the most important places to start.

Texas A&M Ag Life has generously offered to host another class for us on August 19th, 2021. It is a hybrid class. Two hours of online class must be completed before a 6 hour in person session.

Space is limited. If you are interested, please email us at [email protected] by July 25th to hold your space.
CASA Child Advocates of Montgomery County was pleased to have been invited to participate in last month's Community Help Expo: Navigating Behavioral Health and Su***de. The event was held just before Thanksgiving in Conroe and was presented by the Behavioral Health and Su***de Prevention, BHSP, Task Force of Montgomery County in collaboration with the Montgomery County Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. CASA Training Director and TBRI Practitioner, Ann Marie Ronsman, spoke about TBRI (Trust-Based Relational Intervention) and childhood trauma during the expo.

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Snakes are a natural part of the ecosystem and they play a very important role, including keeping rodent populations in check. 🐍🐀 Did you know that snake venom is also used in the medical field in cancer therapy and research, as well as in medications for hypertension and some forms of congestive heart failure?💊🩺

One of the questions we frequently get from the public is - are there snakes in the Jones State Forest? The answer is - yes, of course. You can decrease an encounter by staying on the trails, where you can better see the snake on the bare ground. In the very rare chance that you actually see a snake, enjoy it from a far, allow it to move along on its own, and never try to touch, move, or harm it.

Learn how to reduce your encounters and keep a safe distance from snakes. 🐍

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Conroe, Texas - District Forester, Connor Murnane meets with Montgomery County landowner, Charles Horton to review objectives and updates to Horton’s 2015 Forest Management Plan.

Long-term care of private land is critically important to Texas. Sound management practices increase land productivity and enhance ecosystem services provided by forests. These critical benefits include clean air and water, improved wildlife habitat and additional opportunities for quality outdoor recreation.

With roughly 94 percent of forestland in Texas privately owned, the trees, forests—and the benefits they provide - rests in the hands of thousands of Texans. While keeping the entire state's forested landscape in mind, we inform and educate landowners on sustainable land management practices.

For information on 1-d-1 timber valuation, forest management practices, management plan development, and landscape ecology restoration contact Conroe District office at 936-273-2261.

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New to the series “All About Trees” is Tree ID. Featured tree this week is Flowering dogwood with Conor McInnerney.

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Donna Work with Texas A&M Forest Service today used a camera positioned on the end of a telescoping pole to check on the status of the endangered Red-cockaded RCW at W. Goodrich Jones State Forest.

Nesting season has started and continues until July 15th. With the cavity nest trees located in close proximity to walking trails, several pathways are temporarily closed to help reduce human-caused stress on RCW family groups.

Several of the nests inspected today had eggs with male RCW incubating them while one nest cavity had three healthy looking hatchlings.

During nesting season, eggs and hatchlings are vulnerable to predators such as the rat snake which could easily climb 80-foot tall pine trees to reach the nest cavity. However, the adult RCW has a defense. They build their nest cavity in live old growth pine trees, 50 years and older. The adult RCW will peck the resin wells around the cavity to produce sticky sap running down the tree to help deter the snake from reaching the cavity.

Please share this video with others and if you enjoy learning about nature and what’s happening in your own backyard - LIKE the FB page for William Goodrich Jones State Forest - Texas A&M Forest Service

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On Jones State Forest, TEXAS Town Ants are using the blooms off of the Eastern Red Bud tree to grow fungus to eat in their nest. To learn more about this unique insect visit Texas A&M Forest Service Native Plant Society of Texas Sam Houston Chapter Heartwood Chapter, Texas Master Naturalist Montgomery County Texas A&M AgriLife Extension
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The goal of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Montgomery County is to provide quality relevant outreach and continuing educational programs and services to it residents. Educational programs are developed and targeted by a diverse volunteer base that gives leadership through our Extension Program Council and Program Area Committees.

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Lots of calls to the Extension Office about struggling trees - read through Skip's article to learn more about preventing stress for your trees.

Our trees are under significant stress, and in some instances are dying due to this and previous year's droughts and other stresses. I’ve written an information sheet to help you understand the main tree stress factors so you can take steps to prevent tree problems before they become serious, and to alleviate problems before they lead to loss of your trees. You can find it on my website at and either read it online, or print out a PDF version.


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Southeast Texas Grounds Maintenance Conference CEU Event registration has begun. Get 5 CEU's for your pesticide applicator license.

Date: October 12th
Location: Lone Star Convention Center
Price: $70 if registered by October 5th

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Check out this free educational Backyard Chicken Seminar Series, provided by the Texas A&M AgriLife Poultry Extension department.

Join us on Zoom for this FREE educational seminar two-part series over topics related to backyard poultry.

🐓Chicken Basics Series
Register at:
September 12 - Backyard Chicken Seminar - Intro, Housing, Lighting
September 13 - Backyard Chicken Seminar - Breeds and Nutrition
September 14 - Backyard Chicken Seminar - Selling Eggs & Poultry, & Food Safety
September 15 - Backyard Chicken Seminar - Health & Disease
September 18 - Backyard Chicken Seminar - Chickens, Your Garden, & the Environment

🥚Egg Grader Training Series
Register at:
November 6 - Egg Grader Training - Egg Composition & Biology
November 7 - Egg Grader Training - Egg Microbiology & Food Safety
November 8 - Egg Grader Training - Interior Egg Quality & Defects
November 9 - Egg Grader Training - USDA Grading Standards

Questions? Contact [email protected]


Our next freeze branding is coming up on Tuesday, September 19th from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds Expo Arena. Please make sure to call (936) 539-7822 to reserve your time slot. Also, if you don't want to freeze brand your horse at this time, but would like to see what it entails, please come on out and have a look!


Come and learn more about our Junior Master Gardener program.


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Open to all cattle producers, just let us know that you're coming!

Opinion | In case of apocalypse, find the nearest 4-H club 08/23/2023

This is in the opinion section of today's Conroe Courier and is from the Washington Post. Although it is an opinion, the article does highlight some of the wonderfully useful skills that 4-H members acquire through their involvement in the program. 4-H enrollment began on August 15th. 4-H members are in 3rd-12th grade with a minimum age of 8. For more details, call 936-539-7823.

Opinion | In case of apocalypse, find the nearest 4-H club Doomed humanity could certainly use the skills — and the resilience to cope with life and death — that kids learn in these clubs.


If you would like to become more confident when purchasing your first or your next horse, this free program is for you. The Montgomery County Adult Horse Committee-MCAHC is offering this program featuring presentations that will tell you what to look for in a horse and how to avoid purchasing a stolen horse, as well as equine theft prevention and recovery. RSVP is required for planning purposes. See the flyer below and share it with your friends.

Watering trees during the Texas drought - AgriLife Today 08/18/2023

Here are a couple of good articles on caring for trees during a drought.
Here is another helpful page from the Texas Forest Service about how to care for trees during the drought and assessing damage.

Watering trees during the Texas drought - AgriLife Today The most important thing you can do for your trees is water, which can be a challenge when conserving. Texas A&M Forest Service gives insight.

Planting the seeds of a successful hunt - AgriLife Today 08/15/2023

Let's plot something! The time is now to think about food plots, starting with getting your soil tested and preparing your site.

Planting the seeds of a successful hunt - AgriLife Today Texas A&M AgriLife Extension wildlife specialists encourage landowners to begin planning their cool-season wildlife food plots now.


Wildfire Update: August 4, 2023 at 10:15 a.m.

Yesterday, Texas A&M Forest Service, TIFMAS and out of state firefighters responded to 12 new wildfires for 3,512 acres burned. Crews will continue work on several still-burning wildfires today.

High wildfire danger continues as hot, dry conditions persist. Continue to be cautious with all outdoor activities that may cause a spark!

Active Wildfires:
- Crabapple Fire, Blanco County - 56 acres, 50% contained
- Big Sky Fire, Denton County - 72 acres, 95% contained
- Brushy Mound Fire, Wise County - 13 acres, 75% contained
- Laguna Larga Fire, Kleberg County - 3,175 acres, 90% contained
- Wandering Oak Fire, Burnet County - 22 acres, 95% contained
- Boones Creek Fire, Wise County - 80 acres, 90% contained
- Powder Keg Pine Fire, Bastrop County - 117 acres, 90% contained

Contained Wildfires (100%):
- Sabine 2749 Fire, Sabine County - 1.9 acres
- Panola 2727 Fire, Panola County - 0.5 acre
- Rusk 2744 Fire, Rusk County - 3 acres
- Rusk 2765 Fire, Rusk County - 0.6 acre
- Upshur 2741 Fire, Upshur County - 1.5 acres
- Jasper 2739 Fire, Jasper County - 1 acre
- Little Cow Fire, Newton County - 142 acres
- Caterpillar Fire, Wichita County - 46 acres
- Mesquite Field Fire, Bastrop County - 38 acres
- Snowhill Fire, San Jacinto County - 275 acres
- A Gas Fire, Wise County - 15 acres
- Ceilo Fire, Jeff Davis County - 2.5 acres
- Classic Canyon Fire, Coryell County - 235 acres

For information about the Current Wildfire Situation, visit

📷 Extreme fire behavior observed on the Little Cow Fire in Newton County on Aug. 3, 2023. Photo courtesy of R. Holbrook. Credit: Texas A&M Forest Service.


Commissioners Court has adopted a Burn Ban for all unincorporated areas of Montgomery County.

Residents are asked to comply with the order and cease all burning until the ban is lifted.

Burning on commercial property is prohibited at all times and the burning of land clearing debris is prohibited unless it complies with state air quality regulations and is permitted through the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).

Montgomery County Beef Improvement Association - Montgomery 07/26/2023

It is almost the time of year to update the Montgomery County Beef Improvement Association (MCBIA) directory. This publication contains listings for local beef breeders as well as those businesses and individuals who provide goods and services to beef producers. Visit for more information and to see if you might like to list your ranch or service in the MCBIA directory.

Montgomery County Beef Improvement Association - Montgomery The purpose of the Montgomery County Beef Improvement Association (MCBIA) is to: promote the identification, evaluation, and improvement of beef cattle, promote the optimum use of forages for beef cattle, and to promote the recognition and merchandising of superior beef cattle in our area   Upcomin...


Have you registered for Beef Cattle Short Course yet? The count down is on!

Save the date and register NOW for the 2023 Beef Cattle Short Course!

We hope to see you in College Station, August 7th through 9th.

Registration details can be found at -


Dig in! And let Texas Farm Bureau help students make the connection to agriculture through our Learning from the Ground Up Garden Grant Program AND our new Homeschool Garden Grant Program.

The deadline for garden grant applications for public and private schools is Sept. 25. Get the details and sign up:

The deadline for the Homeschool Garden Grant program application is Aug. 18. Get the details and sign up:


Save the Date:
Vegetable Garden Basics: Growing Your Own Food

Shrimp Tacos with Southwest Watermelon Salsa 06/30/2023

Watermelon is a must-have during the long Texas summer. Looking for a different way to serve up your watermelon? Check out this delicious recipe from Dinner Tonight:

Shrimp Tacos with Southwest Watermelon Salsa Watch this video to learn how to make this delicious shrimp taco recipe with a refreshing watermelon salsa!Get the full recipe (and easy recipe card!) here: ...

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