Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Heath Lusty, 512-556-8271, email@example.com
LAMPASAS – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct the Cattleman’s Spring Clinic from 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 27 at the Lampasas County Farm Bureau Building, 1793 N. U.S. Highway 281 in Lampasas.
The multi-county program involves the AgriLife Extension offices in Lampasas, Burnet and Llano counties.
Individual preregistration is $25. The fee covers a barbecue lunch. RSVP by Feb. 24 to the AgriLife Extension office for Lampasas County at 512-556-8271.
“This winter has been really something weather-wise, but as February rolls along, we know spring can’t be too far off,” said Heath Lusty, AgriLife Extension agent in Lampasas County. “Our goal for this clinic is to ready our area’s producers once spring finally arrives.
“We’ve gathered some of the top experts in several fields to speak, and we’re also giving them ample time to cover a lot of material. I think this program is a must for anybody seeking ranch-related information in our area.”
Topics and speakers will include:
– Central Texas Weather Outlook, Dr. John Nielsen-Gammon, Texas state climatologist, College Station.
– Ranching with Drought in Mind, Dr. Rick Machen, AgriLife Extension livestock specialist, Uvalde.
– Grazing Leases: Benefitting the Land and People, Dr. Bill Thompson, AgriLife Extension economist, San Angelo.
– Forage Inventories and Management Plans, Rick Cantu, U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service district conservationist, Lampasas.
– Lampasas County Native Grasses, USDA-NRCS personnel.
Three Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units, two general and one integrated pest management, will be offered.
For more information call Lusty at 512-556-8271 or any of the AgriLife Extension offices in the participating counties.