AgriLife Extension in Travis County provides unique continuing educational opportunity

AUSTIN – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Travis County will provide a unique opportunity for individuals to obtain Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units from Jan. 22-24, said agency officials.

All classes will be held at the AgriLife Extension office at 1600 B. Smith Road in southeast Austin.

“During this three-day period, those wanting them may receive a large number of continuing education units to support their TDA private applicator licenses,” said Julie Ansley, AgriLife Extension agent for agriculture and natural resources, Travis County. “Over those three days, we will be offering educational programs totaling 16 hours of continuing education credit.”

Ansley said those interested can view the subject matter offered each day to see if any of the educational opportunities are good options for them toward reaching their continuing education requirements. She said three registration options for the classes will be offered – an $85 single-day registration, $150 two-day registration and $210 full-series registration.

To register, go to the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Conference Services website at https://agriliferegister.tamu.edu/ and use “CEU” as the keyword and “Austin” as the location. Class space is limited, so attendees should register as soon as possible, Ansley said.

Dates, times, continuing education hours, topics and speakers are as follows:

Jan 22 from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. — five continuing education hours — three general; one integrated pest management; one laws and regulations.
Landscape Pest Management – Wizzie Brown, AgriLife Extension integrated pest management program specialist, Travis County.
Coyote Management – Jacob Hetzel and Stefan Hunt, wildlife biologists.
Label Comprehension and Pesticide Application – Dr. Bob Lyons, AgriLife Extension range specialist, Uvalde.
External Parasite Control in Cattle – Dr. Sonja Swinger, AgriLife Extension livestock/veterinary entomologist.

Lunch is included and will be catered by Dan’s Hamburgers.

Jan. 23 from 4-9 p.m. — four continuing education hours – 2.5 general and1.5 drift management.
Plant Selection — Daphne Richards, AgriLife Extension horticulture agent, Travis County.
Feral Hog Management – Jacob Hetzel and Stefan Hunt, wildlife biologists.
Drift Management – DVD from AgriLife Extension.

Dinner is included and will be catered by Wilhite Bar-B-Q.

Jan. 24 from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. — seven continuing education hours – 3.5 general, one integrated pest management, one laws and regulations and 1.5 drift management.
Feral Hog Biology, Diseases and Water Concerns – Jared Timmons, AgriLife Extension wildlife associate.
Fire Ant Management – Brown.
Basic Laws and Regulations – Beau Whisenant, Texas Department of Agriculture regional education specialist.
Integrated Pest Management, Brown.
Drift Management – DVD from AgriLife Extension.

Lunch is included and will be catered by Jason’s Deli.

For more information, contact Sue Carrasco at 512-854-9610 or sacarrasco@ag.tamu.edu.

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