AUSTIN – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offices in Bastrop and Travis counties will offer a third program in their Beef Cattle Management series Sept. 17 in Austin.
The program will be from 9 a.m.-3:15 p.m. at the Travis County East Service Center, 6011 Blue Bluff Road.
Registration will be from 9-9:30 a.m. with presentations to follow.
Three Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units in integrated pest management will be offered to commercial, non-commercial and private pesticide applicators.
Program topics will include a trailer laws update, soil testing campaign, predator control, horn fly research, feral hog diseases and beef herd health.
Speakers will be experts from the Texas Department of Public Safety, AgriLife Extension, Texas Wildlife Services and the Texas Beef Council.
“We have put together an agenda that we feel will address many of the most important issues faced by beef cattle producers in this part of Texas,” said Rachel Bauer, AgriLife Extension agent for Bastrop County.
Lunch, which is included in the program cost, will be from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Mike McCravey, industry relations manager for the Texas Beef Council, will be the lunch speaker and present on the use of Texas Beef Checkoff dollars.
Registration is $25 per person by Sept. 14 and $30 thereafter. To register and for more information, call the AgriLife Extension office in Bastrop County at 512-581-7186 or the AgriLife Extension office in Travis County at 512-854-9600.