Free, half-hour On the Line programs, presented on the Zoom platform, address a variety of topics important to Texas agricultural producers.
Anyone interested is welcome to join in the sessions, which are presented by AgriLife Extension agents in District 6 and District 10 and feature other Texas A&M AgriLife experts.
“We have expanded this popular series to two sessions per month,” said Dakota Kempken, AgriLife Extension agent, Bandera County.
On the Line programs for June
Both programs will begin at 8:30 a.m. The dates, topics and presenters for these webinars are:
— June 1. The Pros and Cons of Raising Dorper Sheep in Texas, Brad Roeder, AgriLife Extension agent, Gillespie County.
“We feel very lucky to be able to visit with Brad about Dorper sheep as he was one of the first in our area who began raising Dorpers and has been extremely successful,” said Steven Zoeller, AgriLife Extension agent, Kendall County.
— June 15, Wildfire Concerns in Texas, Morgan Treadwell, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension range specialist, San Angelo.
To register for one or both of these webinars, go to: https://bit.ly/2T4Hax0.
More about the On the Line series
Kempken said the On the Line with AgriLife series started in the agency’s District 6 as a way to address stakeholders’ agricultural needs and concerns in West Texas.
“Since then, the series has expanded to other districts as many of the topics addressed are relevant to other parts of the state,” he said.
District 10 hosts the On the Line webinar on the first Tuesday of every month, and District 6 hosts the third Tuesday of every month. AgriLife Extension agents and specialists present a short webinar program providing essential information on a topic of interest, followed by a 10-minute question-and-answer session so producers can make inquiries. The webinars are designed to provide relevant and timely information to farmers and ranchers on a format accessible via the internet or mobile phone.
On the Line with AgriLife topics include cotton, water harvesting, pest management in pecans, and how to use technology to improve sheep and goat breeding rates.
Additional information on the series can be found on the District 6 Facebook page. Videos of past topics and a schedule of upcoming topics are also available online. To receive text reminders about programs, text @OTLWA to 81010.