COLLEGE STATION – Managing livestock to be productive on grass with minimal inputs will be the focus of a Feb. 7 webinar hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service.
“How grass grows will be explained in simple terms so producers can understand how growth can be optimized on every acre,” said presenter Jason Hohlt, U.S. Department of Agriculture-Natural Resource Conservation Service rangeland management specialist in Kingsville.
Hohlt works in a 20-county area south of San Antonio assisting field offices and private landowners as a technical specialist for livestock grazing and other land management issues. He also leads and coordinates outreach and education efforts for the Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative in South Texas.
During the webinar, he will present the principles of range management, which can help grass managers develop their grazing plan in any location under any weather pattern.
“Managers will learn how to be the last ranch in the drought and the first ranch out of the drought,” he said.
Hohlt also will discuss the nuts and bolts of “planned grazing,” where viewers can learn how simple, economical opportunities can be found to manage grazing on every property and that can lead to healthy land and a healthy business, he said.
This webinar is a part of a series conducted monthly by the AgriLife Extension’s ecosystem science and management unit. Each webinar is scheduled from noon to 1 p.m., according to Brittany Grube, webinar coordinator.
Participants seeking Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units must pay a $10 fee on the website. For all others, there is no fee, Grube said. Licensed agricultural pesticide applicators participating in this webinar can earn one general continuing education.