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FRANKLIN – Mechanical and chemical yaupon control and a discussion of agricultural leases will highlight topics at the 32nd Dr. O.D. Butler Forage Field Day May 18 at the Camp Cooley Division of Circle X Land & Cattle Company.
The ranch is located at 4297 Camp Cooley Ranch Road near Franklin. The event is hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Brazos Area Hay Producers Association with support from Brazos, Burleson, Falls, Grimes, Leon, Limestone, Madison, Milam, Robertson and Washington counties.
Cost is $25. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and includes all handouts, lunch and refreshments. The program will begin at 9 a.m. and conclude at 4 p.m. Topics on the morning demonstration tour include: mechanical and chemical control of yaupon; discussion and demonstration of safely loading and hauling farm equipment; moving farm pesticides and equipment; safety concerns when attaching, detaching and operating farm equipment and safely using pesticide equipment; pasture, crop and hunting leases as well as oil and gas and water leases.
Afternoon topics include Department of Public Safety laws and regulations affecting farmers and ranchers, movement of pesticides and pesticide equipment.
Three continuing education units in the general category will be offered for Texas Department of Agriculture pesticide license holders.
Agriculture industry booths at the event will showcase their latest products and initiatives.
For more information, call the AgriLife Extension office in Robertson County at 979-828-4270 or the AgriLife Extension office in Brazos County at 979-823-0129.