Ranchers’ Workshop on May 17 at Bronte to target small acreage landowners

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu

Contact: James Jackson, 325-453-2461, JamesR.Jackson@ag.tamu.edu


BRONTE – The fourth annual Ranchers’ Workshop conducted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is set for May 17 in the Bronte Community Center.

The program will begin with registration at 8 a.m. followed by opening remarks at 8:45 a.m. Adjournment is set for 3:15 p.m.

“This workshop is a collaborative effort between AgriLife Extension and the Coke County Soil and Water Conservation District,” said James Jackson, AgriLife Extension agent in Coke County. “The program content is designed specifically to help small acreage landowners with the problems and opportunities that growing segment of Texas agriculture often must deal with.”

The morning program will include talks on dryland termites, MAT 28 herbicide and the history and future of prescribed burning for long-term range improvement. There will also be demonstrations featuring heavy brush removal equipment and efficient livestock handling facilities.

The afternoon session, following a catered noon lunch, will include topics on the supplemental feeding of livestock, Texas Department of Public Safety on transit regulations for agricultural use and a look at seasonal stocker operations for today’s small acreage landowner.

Four Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units, three general and one laws and regulations, will be available to holders of private pesticide applicator licenses.

There is no fee for the meal or registration, but participants are asked to RSVP by calling the AgriLife Extension office in Coke County at 325-453-2461 so an accurate meal count can be made.


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