Annual Summer Horsemanship School Program – For over 40 years, the Texas AgriLife Extension, as part of the Texas A&M University System, has trained instructors to teach basic horsemanship skills to youth in various counties across Texas. The program has played a vital role in the improvement of riding abilities and general knowledge of the participants, advancing leadership and communication skills of the instructors, and developing a network of positive relationships throughout the 254 counties in the state. The success of the summer horsemanship schools is largely due to the genuine interest and commitment to help people improve and succeed, regardless of their level of experience.
Aggieland™ Lamb & Goat Camps – Held each July, the Aggieland™ Lamb & Goat Camps are designed for youth lamb and goat exhibitors and their parents. The three-day conference includes information on youth goat show programs, feeding, showmanship, show preparation, etc., and features some of the state’s leading experts on junior meat goat and lamb competitions.
AI/Pregnancy Determination Clinics – In order to provide practical and relevant education and service to ranchers, Texas AgriLife Extension in the past has worked closely with industry groups to offer educational programs in artificial insemination (AI) and pregnancy determination in cattle.
Beef Cattle Short Course – Held annually at Texas A&M University each August, this 3-day conference includes complete training for beef cattle producers.
Beef 101 – This three-day intensive hands-on program is offered three times a year at Texas A&M University. It is designed for anyone who has an interest in expanding their knowledge of the total beef industry. This is the leading education program for basic information about the beef industry provided anywhere in the U.S.
Beef 706 – Several Beef 706 seminars are held throughout the year. The next session will be held August 8-9, 2022. The goal of Beef 706 is to teach cattle producers about the food side of their cattle business and how to utilize best management practices to improve beef quality and enhance profitability. Created in 1993, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Beef 706 program invites ranchers, educators, and allied business people to register for the educational program. The Texas Beef Council is a sponsor and pays most of the program expenses; therefore, registration is only $50 per person.
Equine Reproductive Management Short Course – This is a three day course designed for owners and breeding managers. It is an integrated effort across teaching and Extension faculty.
Fightin’ Texas Aggie Meat Judging Camp – The FTA Meat Judging Camp is held each July. The camp focuses on grading concepts, evaluation techniques, and selection methods. Any 4-H and FFA members are welcome to attend.
HACCP Training Courses – Several HACCP training courses are offered throughout the year by the meat science section and the International HACCP Alliance. Both introductory and advanced courses are available. Register online.
Pork 101 – Pork 101 is hosted by AMSA in cooperation with the National Pork Board and is sponsored by Elanco Animal Health. PORK 101 is co-sponsored by the American Association of Meat Processors (AAMP), American Society of Animal Science (ASAS), North American Meat Institute Foundation (NAMIF) and the Southwest Meat Association (SMA). Registration for AMSA members and other partnering organizations is $800. Non-member registration is $950.
Produce Safety Growers Training -Produce safety growers training will provide food safety training for growers of fresh fruits and vegetables, and assist growers in complying with food safety requirements of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act. Any Texas-located grower of fresh fruits and vegetables for human consumption wishing to learn more about how they can protect food safety in their crops should register for this two half day virtual training. Training will be held virtually on Zoom July 21-22, 2022. For more information contact Dr. Matt Taylor firstname.lastname@example.org or 979-862-7678.
Southwest Beef Symposium – For more information, please contact Dr. Bruce Carpenter or Dr. Ted McCollum.
Texas A&M University Horse Judging Camp – The Horse Judging Camp is a three-day event in which youth will be instructed in judging performance and conformation classes along with giving oral reasons. Camp fees include housing, food, instruction, and evening fun.
Texas A&M University Livestock Judging Camp and Clinic – The TAMU Livestock Judging Camp is held each June, and offers two sessions. Camp registration is open to students ages 10 and older. The camp is conducted by TAMU Livestock Judging Team coaches and members. A one-day clinic is held each March.
Texas Beef Quality Producer Program – This program is a collaborative effort of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association, Texas Beef Council, and Texas Cooperative Extension. Beef Quality Assurance is a national effort guided and driven by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association promoting the use of sound management practices in increasing consumer confidence in beef as a wholesome product. BQA Certification is offered via CD or at several educational workshops throughout the year.