Programs will be in Kerr, Atascosa and Medina counties
Writer: Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752, email@example.com
Contact: Sam Womble, 210-631-0400, Sam.Womble@ag.tamu.edu
SAN ANTONIO — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present three landowner programs in October and November in Kerr, Atascosa and Medina counties, respectively.
The programs are part of the agency’s South Region Landowner Series and are open to anyone with an interest in learning more about resources available to landowners.
The cost for each program is $15 per person or $30 for the series. For couples, the cost is $25 for each program and $50 for the series.
A Wildlife and Range Management program will be from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Kerr Wildlife Management Area, 2625 Farm-to-Market Road 1340 in Hunt. Lunch is included.
The program will include a discussion of white-tailed deer management and factors such as population dynamics and harvest recommendations. It will also feature a tour of the Kerr Wildlife Management Area and discussion about the effects of prescribed fire on deer habitat.
The program offers three Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units – two integrated pest management and one general. The RSVP deadline is Oct. 3.
The second program, Forage and Pasture Management, will be from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 31 at Chris Jenschke Entreprises, 3795 W. Farm to-Market Road 476 in Poteet.
Speakers will address forage, weed and insect management including insect pest identification and the best methods of control.
Three TDA continuing education units – one integrated pest management and two general – will be offered. The RSVP deadline is Oct. 24.
The third program, Weed/Brush Management, Plant ID, Sprayer Calibration, will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 14 at Brady’s Bloomin’ Barn, 2050 County Road 271, Rio Medina. Lunch is included.
This program will include a Brush Busters discussion to assist new landowners in reclaiming land for grass and livestock production without sacrificing wildlife cover and browsing. There will be a hands-on demonstration related to herbicides and proper sprayer calibration for optimal results.
Three TDA continuing education units – two integrated pest management and one laws and regulations – will be offered. The RSVP deadline is Nov. 7.
To RSVP for any of the programs, contact Denise Perez at the AgriLife Extension office in Bexar County at 210-631-0400 by the deadline.