AgriLife Extension sets Living Waters Conference for Aug. 19 in Junction



Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576,

Contact: Sam Silvers, 325-446-2620,


JUNCTION – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct the Living Waters Conference beginning at 8 a.m. Aug. 19 at the Texas Tech Junction Center, 254 Red Raider Lane in Junction.

Sign-in for the program is set for 8-8:30 a.m.,followed immediately by presentations on the Lone Star Healthy Streams program, what constitutes a watershed, and water quality of the South Llano River watershed, said Sam Silvers, AgriLife Extension agent in Kimble County.

“This is a well-rounded program that centers on topics relating to watersheds, riparian areas and best management practices for managing cattle, horses and feral hogs along these fragile environmental areas,” Silvers said. “We will also offer suggestions for a ‘do it yourself’ brush management program on your own property that is compatible with riparian areas. And finally, we’ll end the program with a 2:15-5:45 p.m. interactive riparian plant identification float trip down the South Llano River for the first 20 participants who want to participate.”

The conference speakers will include several AgriLife Extension personnel from College Station including: Dr. Larry Redmon, state forage specialist; Dr. Jim Cathey, associate department head of the wildlife and fisheries department and wildlife specialist; Dr. Dennis Sigler, horse specialist; Jennifer Peterson, water quality program specialist; and Dr. Barron Rector, range specialist. Other scheduled AgriLife Extension speakers include Dr. Bob Lyons, range specialist at Uvalde, and Dr. Alyson McDonald, range specialist at Fort Stockton.

Three Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units – one integrated pest management, one general and one laws and regulations-will be available.

Individual registration is $35,which includes lunch and the interactive South Llano River float trip.

For more information and to register, visit or call 979-845-2604.



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