Texas AgriLife Extension and Master Gardener Interns are offering a bring-your-sack lunch and learn about gardening from start to finish. This program is for both beginner and experienced gardeners. Series will be informal so you can ask questions and learn from other experienced gardeners.

The series will be every Thursday in September from noon-1 p.m. in the classroom at the Texas AgriLife Research & Extension Center on Hwy. 281.

Program dates and topics:

Sept. 7 – Site Selection, Soil Preparation and Watering

Sept. 24 – Planting Dates and Varieties

Sept. 21 – Garden Insects and Diseases

Sept. 28 – Harvesting Produce & Food Demonstration

Central Texas Quickbooks Pro shortcourse

QuickBooks Pro computer short-courses are taught in a single-day format from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

The fee is $50 which covers computer lease payments and teaching materials. 

Couples are encouraged to attend and will be charged only one registration fee if you share a computer. Class size is limited to 15 so that individualized attention can be provided to all participants.

QuickBooks Pro is a double entry business accounting program often utilized by agricultural lenders and producers.  In this one-day course, participants use a case study to apply QuickBooks in a hands-on setting.  They learn how to develop cost and profit centers, enter transactions and create meaningful reports. Program tips are discussed throughout the workshop. No prior computer experience is necessary.

The program will be Oct. 5 at the Texas AgriLife Extension Office with registration starting at 8:30.

For more information, call 254-965-1460.

Annie’s Project

With a mission to empower farm women to be better business partners through networks and by managing and organizing critical information, Annie’s Project is coming to Stephenville beginning in September. Annie’s Project is a nationally awarded workshop series for women focusing on farm/ranch management. Program topics include decision-making in areas of production, marketing, financial, legal, and human resources risk management, along with information on estate planning.

Classes will be held in Stephenville on Sept. 7, 14, and 21 and Oct. 5, 12, and 19 from 6-9 p.m. Registration is limited to 30 participants and the $50 registration fee covers meals and material for all six sessions.

Lonnie Jenschke is an Erath County extension agent. His column is published weekly.