SONORA - A prescribed burning workshop will be held Jan. 19-21 and Feb. 16-18 at the Texas Agricultural Experiment Station in Sonora.
The workshop will be sponsored by the Academy for Ranch Management. Instructors will teach prescribed burn planning, fire characteristics, dangers and benefits, as well as pre- and post-burn grazing, and habitat manipulation. Participants will be able to see results of different types of burns, Hinnant said.
“We had a very successful burn this summer,” said Alice Johansen Rahlfs of Carrollton, who participated in an earlier workshop. “We could not have planned our burn without the Academy for Ranch Management.
“The hands-on experience was very helpful determining the right kind of equipment, the number of people, what was needed for pre-burn planning it all came from this training. You can’t get it anywhere else that I know of.”
The course will provide the educational requirements for the Certified Prescribed Burn Manager certificate issued by Texas Department of Agriculture.
Instructors will be Dr. Charles “Butch” Taylor, research station superintendent; Dr. Mort Kothmann, professor, Texas A&M University; Ray Hinnant, senior research associate, Experiment Station; and Kent Mills, nutritionist, Hi-Pro Feeds.
The cost for the workshop will be $395 per person. Lodging and meals are included. Separate sleeping quarters for men and women and limited space for couples are available on a first-come, first-served basis.