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Registration for April 26 Spring tour
Cheryl Walker

ome join us on Friday,

April 26 for a spring tour to Brenham and Chappell Hill. Since we start in Brenham we must start with a tour of Blue Bell Creamery. After the tour, you will have about three hours to eat and consumer shop in downtown Brenham.

The second part of the tour will be in Chappell Hill. We will visit the Lavender Farm and learn about lavender growing and products. We will also have time in downtown Chappell Hill to consumer shop and snack at the bakery and deli. We are taking one charter bus, so when it is full that’s all the room.

Along with the tour, we may still see a variety of wild flowers. The cost of the tour is $42. We will have a pick-up in Cameron and Rockdale. To sign-up for the tour, contact the Milam County Extension Office, 100 E. 1st Street, Cameron, TX 76520- 254- 697-7045 or email ce-walker@tamu.edu. The registration information is also posted under events on the website http:// milam.agrilife.org/. The Milam County Extension Education Association sponsors the tour.

WALK ACROSS TEXAS—It is not to late to join the Walk Across Texas eight-week walking program to build an exercise habit while you walk the estimated 830 miles across Texas. Individual, teams and school classes can all join in the effort to help get fit. You just need to complete your eight weeks by the first week in June.

Walk Across Texas program is sponsored by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service-Milam County office. Teams have a friendly competition to see who can log the most miles walking, jogging, or biking. You can even dance, do aerobics or ride a stationary bike.

Registration materials are available at the Milam County Extension Office at 100 E. 1st Street in Cameron or on the Walk Across Texas website - http:// walkacrosstexas.tamu.edu.

FOOD SAFETY CERTIFICATION CLASS—A commercial food handler certification class for 2013 is set for April 15. If you need a certification class and testing this year, sign-up now. The class will be conducted in one day at the Lee County Precinct 3 Building at 8871 US 77 in Lexington at a cost of $115. The registration fee covers the course materials, testing and instruction. Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offices in Milam and Lee Counties are conducting the training.

Registration materials are available at both Extension offices as well as on the Milam County website, http://milam.agrilife.org/ under events.

Commercial food handlers are required to pass a certified professional food manager examination to operate their business. The course on April 15 will help you prepare for the testing as well as update you on the current guidelines relating to food safety. Food safety and sanitation, food flow and HACCP, and managing the operation are the major sections of the training.

If you have questions or need additional information, contact the Milam County Extension Office at 100 E. 1st Street in Cameron, 254-697-7045 or email ce-walker@tamu.edu.

Forage clinic April 5

A forage clinic will be held in Milam County on April 5 at 44Farms Sale Pavillion near Cameron. Cost is $10 and will include lunch and refreshments.

The clinic will address the following topics: tools in the box to control of KR bluestem and grassbur; practical pasture management and rotation strategies; grasshopper and fly control; and controlling brush such as Mesquite, greenbriar and cactus.

Please contact the Milam County Extension Office at 254- 697-7045 prior to the event to RSVP for meal planning purposes. The program will begin at 9 a.m. and last until 2 p.m.

There will be 3 hours of CEUs (1 IPM, 2 Gen) offered to individuals who hold a TDA Pesticide Applicators License.

DuPont Crop Protection and 44 Farms are sponsoring the program.


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The burn ban for Milam County has been lifted. Burning is always prohibited in the county's municipalities.


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