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MENARD – The 2018 Menard County Range Workshop sponsored by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Menard County Soil and Water Conservation District is set for Oct. 3 at the Murchison/Whitehead Memorial Youth Complex, 190 W. U.S. Highway 190 in Menard.
Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. with the program starting at 8 a.m. Cost is $25 per person or $35 per couple. Lunch is included and sponsored by Capital Farm Credit. Five Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units will be offered: two integrated pest management, two general and one laws and regulations.
“From range management and current leasing legal issues to predator control, we have a variety of topics that will be of interest to all producers,” said Lisa Brown, AgriLife Extension agent for Menard County.
Topics and speakers will be:
– Individual Plant Treatment and Sprayer Calibration, Dr. Bob Lyons, AgriLife Extension range specialist, Uvalde.
– Leasing Laws, Tiffany Dowell Lashmet, AgriLife Extension agricultural law specialist, Amarillo.
– Predator Control Using Livestock Guardian Dogs, Bob Buchholz, rancher.
– Chemical Management of Live Oak Wilt, Dr. David Appel, Texas A&M AgriLife Research plant pathologist, College Station.
– Wild Pig Management, Dr. John Tomecek, AgriLife Extension wildlife specialist, Thrall.
– Identifying and Treating Mexican Needle Grass, Dr. Barron Rector, AgriLife Extension range specialist, College Station.
To register, call 325-396-4708 or 325-396-4787 by Oct. 2.