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2017

January 2017

1-31    Lubbock County Ag Events

2          County Holiday, County Extension Office Closed for New Years

16          County Holiday, County Extension Office Closed for MLK Day

27        9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. 2017 Commercial Turf and Ornamental Workshop, Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 1102 E FM 1294, Lubbock TX 79403. $35.00 with pre-registration; $45 at the door. Pre-register by January 23 by calling 775-1740 or visit http://www.lubbockmastergardeners.org/upcoming-events.html.

February 2017

1-28      Ag Events Calendar

2            7:45 a.m. – 3:50 p.m. Hub of the Plains Ag Conference, KoKo Palace $35. Pre-registration $45 at the door.  RSVP by January 31 by calling 775-1740.

2            6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Lubbock Master Gardener class information meeting.  Farmer’s Pantry, 4843 50th St, Lubbock TX 79414

4            4-H Days at United Supermarkets Arena

6            6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Lubbock Master Gardener class information meeting.  Farmer’s Pantry, 4843 50th St, Lubbock TX 79414

18          4-H Days at United Supermarkets Arena

20         4:30-8 p.m. Fashion Storyboard Workshop.  Storyboards due March 17th for County competition

24           10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Food Handlers Class, Workforce Solutions, 1218 14th St., Lubbock TX

Cost $20.00.  Registration Deadline is February 21st.  Mail registration form and payment (check or money order) to P.O. Box 10536, Lubbock TX 79408

27    5:15-6:30 4-H Clothing Tour RSVP by February 24 to 775-1740.  See Flyer for more information.

27    7 p.m. Duds to Dazzle County Orientation Meeting, CEO

March 2017

1-31     Ag Events Calendar

Wildfire Relief for the Texas Panhandle      Wildfire Relief Efforts

1-2        8:30-5 p.m. Certified Food Manager Training – Plainview

2 Day Certified Food Manager Course This exciting, hands-on food safety course will equip you with the latest in food safety principles and practices and will help prepare you for the National Certified Food Manager Examination. The cost of this course is $125.00 and includes the course, national certification examination, coursebook, and all course materials.

1, 2, 7   4-H Beginner’s Clothing Workshops.  Call 775-1740 to sign-up for a workshop. Workshops are limited to 6 participants at each workshop.

3-4      South Plains RBA Spring Show, Lamb County Ag Center, 1619 Hall Ave (US 385) Littlefield, TX 79339 Entry Deadline February 17, 2017

20    5 p.m. County Fashion Show. Entry forms due March 10th to CEO. See Clothing Newsletter for category information and Entry Form.

21    9 a.m. Alternative Crops in Crosby County, Lorenzo Community Center, 2 CEU’s  Call 806-675-2347 for more information.

23    8:30 a.m. – 11:40 a.m.  Precision Irrigation Workshop, City Hall Meeting Room, 811 Ave D, Abernathy, TX

Items on the agenda will include topics such as: emerging irrigation technologies, irrigation scheduling tools, soil moisture sensors, and cost-share opportunities for these irrigation tools.  Producers will also hear suggestions on how to optimize limited water. In addition to the presentations, workshop participants will have the opportunity to visit with several exhibitors involved in the Irrigation Industry.  This meeting is targeted to crop producers in Hale and Lubbock Counties, but producers in surrounding counties are also welcome to attend. No pre-registration is required.  Registration, breakfast snacks, and visits with exhibitors will begin at 8:30 a.m.; and presentations will begin at 9 a.m.

April 2017

1-30   Ag Events Calendar

1           8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.  Keeping Kids Safe – Child Care Workers Training, Covenant Children’s Hospital, 6th Floor, Arnett Room.  Registration is free but please RSVP to 806-775-1740 by March 24th.

1          8:00 a.m. Small Farm and Local Foods Conference, Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 1102 E FM 1294, Lubbock TX. Cost is $35.00  Register by calling 806-775-1740 by March 29th.

6            5 p.m. County Duds to Dazzle Competition.  Sign up due by March 31st, must have a team to sign-up.

14         County Holiday, County Extension Office Closed for Good Friday

20         District 2 4-H Fashion Show, Lubbock

21          8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Visit CASNR Day, Texas Tech University, Ag Ed and Communications Department Room 107.  For the Agenda, click here.

29         CANCELED due to WEATHER 4-8:00 p.m. 4-H Knockerball Event, Bayer Museum of Agriculture, 1121 Canyon Lake Drive, Lubbock North Grounds, park next to the Pavilion.  Cost $5 per person.  Refreshments will also be available to purchase.

29        9:00-11:00am Art of Horticulture: Landscape Design, TTU Greenhouse, 3340 Main Street, Lubbock, TX 79404. 

Learn how to design your landscape like a professional. Topics will include the basic principles of design, plant materials selection, creating basic landscape plans, and more. The course will be led by Christine Casanova, who holds a Masters of Landscape Architecture with a specialization in sustainability. Currently, she teaches landscape design courses in the program at Texas Tech and is a Certified Master Gardener. Class size will be limited. Materials needed: graph (or blank) paper, pen or pencil.

May 2017

1-31      Ag Events Calendar

3-4        8:30-5 p.m. Certified Food Manager Training – Lubbock

2 Day Certified Food Manager Course This exciting, hands-on food safety course will equip you with the latest in food safety principles and practices and will help prepare you for the National Certified Food Manager Examination. The cost of this course is $125.00 and includes the course, national certification examination, coursebook, and all course materials.

4            Vector Management Workshop, Lubbock  CEUs: 5 Agriculture; 3 Structural.  Call 254-968-4144 for more information.  Register online at http://livestockvetento.tamu.edu/2017-workshop/

13          8 a.m. – 12 p.m. Lubbock County 4-H Teen Council Garage Sale To donate items, please call 775-1740.

13         9:00 a.m. – 11:30 p.m. Art of Horticulture: Watercolor in Nature, Lubbock Lake Landmark, 2401 Landmark Dr., Lubbock, TX 79415.

Local artist June Musick will inspire students to match the beauty of nature with their own watercolor landscapes. Topics will include sketching, achieving color saturation, and the finer points of plein air watercolor. Class time will be a “hands on” experience, working in the medium outdoors amongst the wildflowers at the Landmark (weather permitting). Class size will be limited. Materials needed: small watercolor paint palette, water filled brushes or regular brushes and a water container, small spray bottle, pen or pencil, sketch book, 140 pound watercolor paper best suited for paint. Optional materials: plexiglass for your lap, folding chair, hat, sunscreen.

29         County Holiday, County Extension Office Closed for Memorial Day

June 2017

1-30     Ag Events Calendar

3         9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Art of Horticulture: Wildflower Photography, Lubbock Lake Landmark, 2401 Landmark Dr, Lubbock, TX 79415.

Learn how to capture beautiful images of flowers in bloom. Topics will include the fundamentals of nature photography, wildflower identification, and capturing close up and landscape images. The lecture will be led by Kippi Hopper, a local expert in photography. Following the course, participants are encouraged to practice their new skills among the basket flowers in full bloom at the Landmark. Class size will be limited. Materials needed: camera, paper, pen or pencil “Plants may be considered a living and natural art. Good plant selection and thoughtful design can add an artistic flair to the landscape and to a home.” says AgriLife Extension Horticulture Specialist, Vik Baliga. “This series of classes will be a great way to learn to both design and capture an artful landscape.”

4, 5, & 6  Lamb Camp, Sponsored by Howard College, Big Spring TX

11, 12, & 13  Goat Camp, Sponsored by Howard College, Big Spring TX

14         4-H H20 Camp, Caprock Canyons State Park, Quitaque  Cost $20.00 per 4-H’er. RSVP by Monday, June 12.

27         10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Summer Health Fair, South Plains Food Bank, 5605 MLK Jr. Blvd, Lubbock, TX 79404

July 2017

1-31      Ag Events Calendar

4          County Holiday, County Extension Office Closed for Independence Day

 6         South Plains District 2 4-H Leadership Workshop, Ollie Liner Center, 2000 S. Columbia St., Plainview TX  Cost $20.00 per participant. RSVP by Friday, June 30.

8          8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Turfgrass Field Day (Turf, Landscape & Pollinator Research Open House), Quaker Research Farm, 2nd St. and Quaker Ave.

24          6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. County 4-H Summer Social, Brentwood Neighborhood Club

26-27     8:30-5 p.m. Certified Food Manager Training – Plainview

2 Day Certified Food Manager Course This exciting, hands-on food safety course will equip you with the latest in food safety principles and practices and will help prepare you for the National Certified Food Manager Examination. The cost of this course is $125.00 and includes the course, national certification examination, coursebook, and all course materials.

28          9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 4-H Food, Fun, and Fashion, 916 Main St., First Floor.  Please RSVP by July 26 to 775-1740

31           2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Retirement Celebration for C. Mark Brown, 1102 E FM 1294, Lubbock TX

August 2017

1-31      Ag Events Calendar

10          9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Family Caregiver Conference, First United Methodist Church, 1411 Broadway.  Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. RSVP no later than Friday, July 28th.

19          7:30 a.m.  BasicScience Blowout Meat Goat Jackpot & Rockin’ C Classic Lamb Show, Texas Tech Livestock Arena

22         12 noon – 4:30 p.m. Ranchers Leasing Workshop, TX A&M AgriLife Research & Extension Center, 1102 E FM 1294, Lubbock.  RSVP by August 15 to Tiffany Lashmet, 806-677-5668.

September 2017

4          County Holiday, County Extension Office Closed for Labor Day

October 2017

2-3        8:30-5 p.m. Certified Food Manager Training – Lubbock

2 Day Certified Food Manager Course This exciting, hands-on food safety course will equip you with the latest in food safety principles and practices and will help prepare you for the National Certified Food Manager Examination. The cost of this course is $125.00 and includes the course, national certification examination, coursebook, and all course materials.

22          22nd Annual Parenting Conference (Building Strong Families)  Save the Date! Spanish Flyer

November 2017

11          County Holiday, County Extension Office Closed for Veteran’s Day

23 & 24          County Holiday, County Extension Office Closed for Thanksgiving

December 2017

25 & 26          County Holiday, County Extension Office Closed for Christmas

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