Uvalde to host May 7 Range and Wildlife Workshop

UVALDE – The Texas AgriLife Extension Service and others will present a Range and Wildlife Workshop from 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. May 7 at the Uvalde County Fairplex Event Center, 122 Veterans Lane in Uvalde.

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A post-drought-oriented Range and Wildlife Workshop will be held on May 7 at the Uvalde County Fairplex Event Center in Uvalde. (Texas AgriLife Extension Service photo)

Workshop registration will be from 8 – 8:30 a.m., with presentations to follow.

Topics will include broadleaf weed identification and control; brush sculpting and pasture recovery; blending livestock and wildlife in range-management decisions; tax implications of herd liquidation and restocking decisions; pesticide applicator laws and regulations; and wildlife nutritional requirements and supplements after drought.

Three Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units – two general and one laws and regulations – will be offered.

“This workshop will not only be useful to landowners in Uvalde County, but also to those in surrounding areas,” said Bryson Dalrymple, AgriLife Extension agent for Uvalde County. “Many areas are starting the slow recovery from drought, and landowners need to consider some longer-term decisions on how to manage their land, livestock and wildlife. This program should provide them some  information to use in making those decisions.”

Dalrymple said program instruction would come primarily from AgriLife Extension experts, but also from Albert Mireles, chief tax appraiser for Uvalde County, as well as from a Purina nutritionist.

The workshop cost of $10 includes lunch, which is sponsored by Capital Farm Credit.

“We owe a special thanks to Capital Farm Credit, Purina and Texas Farm Store for their help with and support of the workshop,” Dalrymple said.

Attendees are asked to RSVP by May 4 by calling the AgriLife Extension office for Uvalde County at 830-278-6661. Checks should be made payable to Uvalde Livestock Committee Account and mailed to Texas AgriLife Extension Service, P.O. Box 1708, Uvalde, Texas 78802.

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