March 2 workshop to teach landowners, livestock producers online drought decision aid

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259,

Contact: Brad Roeder, 830-997-3452,  

FREDERICKSBURG – A workshop about how to use an online decision aid to assist in mitigating drought losses is scheduled March 2 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office for Gillespie County, 95 Frederick Road in Fredericksburg.

Attendees will receive an online demonstration of the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Risk Management Agency pasture and rangeland tool.

“We will be discussing how to use the tool and how it might help landowners and livestock owners make timely decisions to help mitigate lack of rainfall in the region or longer periods of drought,” said Dr. Rob Hogan, AgriLife Extension economist in Uvalde who will lead the workshop.

The workshop will be held from 1-3 p.m. Cost is $10 and one general continuing education unit will be offered for Texas Department of Agriculture license holders. Individuals are asked to bring their license number with them to register.

“We will customize each scenario for each county of the region to give attendees a better understanding of how the tool works and how they can use it to suit their own needs,” Hogan said. “We will also have plenty of time set aside for questions and answers.”

For more information, call 830-997-3452.



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