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The Farm and Ranch Seminar for farmers and ranchers conducted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in District 8 is scheduled December 12, 2019. The Comanche County Program will be held at Cook’s Fish Barn located at 3669 TX-36, Comanche, TX 76442. Registration will begin at 7:00 AM with presentations starting at 7:30AM and running till 3:00 PM.

Program registration cost is $50.00, which includes lunch, breaks and handout materials.

The December 12th seminar will provide participants with the opportunity to receive up to seven (7) CEUs. Of these seven (7) hours, two (2) hour will be in General, two (2) hours in IPM, two (2) hours in Laws and Regulations and one (1) hour in Drift. Licensed commercial and non-commercial applicators will be able to obtain their required five hours within the first five hours of the program. Persons interested in attending the program can pre-register by contacting the Comanche County Agents office at 325-356-2539. All speakers will be on a live video feed.

None of the speakers will be on hand.

Comanche Pecan Show

The Comanche Pecan Show is an annual tradition that has been held for as far back as anyone can remember. It is a great opportunity to show off one of the most valuable commodities produced here in the county. This year 2019 is the 100th anniversary of the Pecan being named the Texas state tree. So, we are hoping to have the biggest and best pecan show ever here in the county. Most orchards and backyard trees look to have bigger yields and better quality than in previous year’s, so we should be able to get plenty entries.

The pecan show processing will be held on Friday, December 6th from 8:00 until around 12:00 at the Comanche Community Center with a special event for individuals that entered pecans that evening. Entries will be accepted from all pecan growers, whether you have 1 or 100,000 trees, but the pecans must have been grown during this year and by the person that is entering the nuts. Pecan entries need to be dropped off at the Comanche County Extension office by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 4th. If you cannot get the pecans to us on the 4th, please call and let us know what you will be bringing. It helps us to have all the entries already entered in the computer program before processing starts.

A pecan entry must have a minimum of 50 nuts and be labeled with a variety name, exhibitor name, address, and phone number. Growers are limited to one entry of each variety but there is no limit on numbers of entries of seedling or native pecans. I encourage you to enter a sample of your best pecans in the show.

There is no charge and you might win a major award.

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