Cost to attend is $10 and must be paid by Sept. 25. Checks should be made out to Sutton Ag Program Fund and mailed to the AgriLife Extension office of Sutton County, 1700 N. Crockett St., Sonora, Texas 76950.
There will be two Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units available to those with a pesticide applicator license, one general and one integrated pest management.
“Rangeland plant communities support their own mixture of grasses, forbs and woody species, but the proportion and abundance changes over time,” said Pascual Hernandez, AgriLife Extension agent for Sutton County. “Because of that, land managers must account for the health of the rangeland and future production, as well as meeting the current consumption needs of livestock.”
Topics and speakers include:
- 10 Misconceptions in Grazing Management – Jeff Goodwin, Noble Research Institute, Ardmore, Oklahoma. Goodwin will discuss some common misconceptions and falsehoods.
- Determining Grazeable Acres – Megan Clayton, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension range specialist, Corpus Christi. Clayton will explain the formula for figuring out how much land is suitable and needed for different species.
- LANDvisor – Jamie Baumgardner, pasture and land management manager, Corteva, Northlake. Baumgardner will provide insight on the new integrated technology that allows ranchers and land managers to customize options for maximizing land productivity.
- Weed and Brush Control Calendar – Clayton will cover month-by-month tips, things to be on the lookout for, and equipment maintenance chores as part of weed and brush control efforts.
- Reading the Range – Frank Price, Frank & Sims Price Ranch, Sterling City. Price will discuss the “rangeland clues” he has learned to look for over the years that help him implement a grazing management plan.
The program is offered by the AgriLife Extension offices of Sutton, Edwards, Crockett and Kimble counties. If you are interested in participating in this program but do not have adequate internet capacity, call the AgriLife Extension office in Sutton County at 325-387-3101 to determine if reasonable accommodations can be made.