AG AND OUTDOORS BRIEFS
Go Texan event Sat.
The Milam County Area Go Texan Committee will host a fund-raiser on Saturday, Sept. 28 at the KC Hall in Rockdale.
“In return for your support of only $125, you will be offered a chance to win one of the three top prizes of $7,500, $2,500 or $1,000, a dinner for two, four complimentary drink tickets and an evening of dancing,” ambassador Jennifer Hanke said.
Tickets are available through any Milam County Area Go Texan Committee Member. For more information, contact Hanke at 254-541- 4699 or Sandra Waiser, giveaway chairman, at 979-219-4092.
Registration and social hour will run from 5-6 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6:15.
Are you a nature lover? Do you want to learn from experts and participate in educational training, exciting field trips, conservation efforts and much more with others who have a similar love of nature? If yes, then this is for you. Education and fun is guaranteed.
The El Camino Real Chapter of Texas Master Naturalists is planning a training class for new members starting on Oct. 4 and ending Feb. 7, with a break for Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. The classes will be scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Fridays in Milano, with a few field trips. Some of these field trips may take place on a Saturday morning.
A detailed schedule is posted on the group’s website, http://txmn.org/ elcamino/training/class-curriculum/ along with other information. Procedures and forms to sign up are at http://txmn.org/elcamino/how-tojoin/ or available from the AgriLife Extension Office, 100 E. 1st St. in Cameron.
The entry deadline is Sept. 30 and class size is limited. FMI: Dorothy Mayer at 254-482-3235 or Jan Wise at 979-574-4302 for any questions.
Farm Bureau meeting
CAMERON—Members of the Milam County Farm Bureau will join together Tuesday, Oct. 15 for their annual meeting. The meeting will be held at the county office in Cameron beginning at 7 p.m. No meal will be served.
Voting delegates will be selected to represent Milam County Farm Bureau at the state convention to be held in San Antonio Dec. 7-9.
The policy development committee is currently accepting suggestions for resolutions. Members are encouraged to submit their thoughts. All recommendations will be considered in drafting tentative resolutions to be voted on at the annual meeting.
Emancipet to visit Oct. 3
Emancipet, which offers low cost spay and neutering to dogs and cats will visit Rockdale on Thursday, Oct. 3, according to spokesperson Adam Gardner.
The mobile clinic will be set up at S&S Auto, 1901 W. Cameron Ave. in Rockdale. FMI: Adam Gardner at 512-587-7729 or visit website www.emancipet.org
Local ranching event
The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) will host a ranch gathering Thursday, Oct. 3, at 44 Farms near Cameron,. Registration for the gathering begins at 5:30 p.m. followed by a complimentary beef dinner. The event is free and open to the public.
44 Farms is located at 1945 County Road 227.
TSCRA Special Ranger Hal Dumas will update ranchers on cattle thefts in the area and how they can better protect themselves from thieves. A legislative update will also be given to update ranchers and landowners on important issues.
The gathering is sponsored by Gorman Milling, Novartis Animal Health and Capital Farm Credit. Attendees that sign up as a TSCRA member at the gathering will receive a free metal gate sign courtesy of Bayer Animal Health.
Schneider team roping
The 17th annual, and last ever, Maggie Schneider Memorial Scholarship Team Roping will be held Oct. 5-6 at the Lightsey Covered Arena in Caldwell, according to organizer Richard Schneider.
Saturday roping will start at 9 a.m. with #15 four for $200 with the draw option available. Pay back is 80 percent with adding $3,000 in #15. Followed by #13 and #11 ropings (four for $50). They will be run together with separate short goes. Saddles will go to the high point header and heeler of each roping.
On Sunday, roping will start at 10 a.m., #10 with #6 cap four for $50 with saddles to the high point header and heeler. That will be followed by #8 draw pot with #5 cap, $100 per man. Saddles to high point header and heeler.
Also a saddle to high point header or heeler, 50 years or older for the weekend. All prizes are fully donated. No teams will be held for prizes. USTRC number will be used. Negative coggins required.
All proceeds go to the Maggie Schneider Memorial Scholarship Fund. FMI: Richard Schneider, 512-760-8689, 512-898-1800 or 512-898-2692, or Clay Schneider, 512-430-2684 or Matt Schneider, 512-430-0714.