Rangeland Recovery Workshop set April 5 in Andrews

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu
Contact: Joshua Blanek, 432- 524-1421, joshua.blanek@agnet.tamu.edu

ANDREWS – Nurturing healthy rangeland will be the topic of a Rangeland Recovery Workshop to be conducted by the Texas AgriLife Extension Service from 6-8:30 p.m. April 5 in the AgriLife Extension office for Andrews County, 851 E. Broadway in Andrews.

“Water and soil are two of our most precious natural resources,” said Josh Blanek, AgriLife Extension agent in Andrews County. “Unfortunately, keeping our rangeland in good shape in order to protect these natural resources during this extended drought is not an easy task. The idea behind this workshop is to offer producers some innovative ideas to help them regain productivity on their ranches once we enter into a more normal rainfall pattern.”

Topics and presenters will include: Rangeland Ecology: How Native Rangeland Responds to Drought, Fire and the Recovery Process, Dr. Alyson McDonald, AgriLife Extension range specialist at Fort Stockton; Long-Range Weather Forecast, John Nielson-Gammon, Texas State Climatologist, College Station; and Rangeland Monitoring: Simple Steps to Monitor Vegetation Growth, Blanek.

For more information or to RSVP, call the AgriLife Extension office in Andrews County at 432-524-1421 by April 3.

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