Wildlife for Business workshop set May 17 in Big Spring

 

Writer: Steve Byrns, 3250653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu

Contact: Tommy Yeater, 432-264-2236, t-yeater@tamu.edu

BIG SPRING – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and others will conduct a Wildlife for Business workshop May 17 in Big Spring.

Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. followed by the program from 8 a.m.-noon at the G.C. Broughton Jr. Ag Complex, 2411 Echols St. on the Howard College campus. An Akaushi steak lunch co-sponsored by HeartBrand Beef and Sterling Ranch will complete the program.

To register, and for more information, call the AgriLife Extension office in Howard County at 432-264-2236.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service and Howard College at Big Spring are hosting the workshop with AgriLife Extension. The Howard County Range Committee planned the event with the goal of exploring ways to successfully utilize wildlife to diversify area ranching operations.

Program topics will include: Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Managed Land Deer Program and Other Permits, Integrating Livestock and Wildlife, The Under-utilizations of Wildlife Assets, and Aerial Hunting.  

Two Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units, one integrated pest management and one general, will be offered.

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