AgriLife Extension livestock,range workshop set for Nov. 6

Rankin event to feature wide range of topics

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

Contact: Raymond Quigg, 432-693-2313, r-quigg@tamu.edu

 

RANKIN – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct the Multi-County Livestock and Range Review from 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 6 at the Upton County Extension Meeting Room, 1000 N. Highway 329, Rankin.

“We have a diverse group of topics that should be of interest to anyone who owns or leases property in our region,” said Raymond Quigg, AgriLife Extension agent in Upton County. “The topics we’ve chosen stem from questions we’ve had at our respective AgriLife Extension offices on everything from toxic plants to wool contamination.”

The AgriLife Extension county offices in Upton, Glasscock and Reagan counties are conducting the program.

Individual preregistration is $15 by Oct. 31 and $20 thereafter. The fee includes lunch. To preregister, call the AgriLife Extension office in Upton County at 432-693-2313.

Topics and speakers include:

– What is a Good Seed Mixture for Right-of-Ways?, Dr. Alyson McDonald, AgriLife Extension range specialist, Fort Stockton.

– Livestock Market Update via Lync technology, Dr. Rick Machen, AgriLife Extension livestock specialist, Uvalde.

– Review and Identification of Toxic Plants, Stephen Zuberbueler, U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service district conservationist, Big Lake.

– Pros and Cons of Solar vs. Wind for Water Well Use, Ken Foerster, USDA-NRCS engineer, San Angelo.

– Problems with Commingling Hair Sheep with Other Sheep Breeds, Dr. Frank Craddock, AgriLife Extension state sheep and goat specialist, San Angelo and Dr. Ronald Pope, manager Producers Marketing Cooperative Inc. Mertzon.

For more information call Quigg at 432-693-2313.

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