Smith County Extension Agent
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The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offers CEUs for those needing hours toward their Texas Department of Agriculture licenses, either commercial, non-commercial or private applicators. An annual five CEU Beef and Forage course is set for Nov. 16, at the Rusk County Exposition Center, at 3303 Farm-to-Market 13 West in Henderson. This annual course is a multi-county effort between Cherokee, Panola, Rusk and Smith counties. This course will provide three hours general, one hour laws and regulations and one hour integrated pest management.
Registration for this course is due by Nov. 13 by calling 903-657-0376 for meal planning purposes. A $30 registration fee will be charged for this program to cover the noon meal and program expenses.
An EarthKindŽ Landscape Workshop will be held Dec. 5-6 in Tyler. The Earth-KindŽ Landscape Workshop is a continuing education program designed for professionals responsible for managing and maintaining urban green space such as residential landscape, parks, commercial properties and golf courses. The course will also benefit municipalities, schools and city water utility personnel, particularly those interested in developing sustainable urban landscape conservation programs.
The Texas A&M AgriLife Overton Research and Extension Center will also be offering CEUs in December. Two annual CEU courses will be offered with five CEU’s on Dec. 11 and five CEUs on Dec. 13. Those needing CEUs can attend one or both of the December courses and receive credits toward any Texas Department of Agriculture license as well. A $30 registration fee will be charged for these courses as well to include lunch and other program expenses. Registration will be at the door.
Continuing education units or CEUs are offered on a regular basis to help educate and keep interested parties up to date on new and current information pertaining to a number of related topics. Depending on your license, CEU requirements may vary as to how long you have to obtain these hours and how many you may need in a given time period.
Extension programs serve people of all ages regardless of socioeconomic level, race, color, sex, religion, disability or national origin.