AgriLife Extension sets Callahan County Range Field Day for Sept. 18

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

Contact: Karl Winge, 325-854-5835, karl.winge@ag.tamu.edu

BAIRD – Noxious plant control, water development and fencing are all on tap for the Callahan County Range Field Day to be conducted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service on Sept. 18 in Baird.

The field day opens with registration at 8:30 a.m. followed by the program from 9 a.m.-1:45 p.m.

Individual registration is $20. RSVP by Sept. 15 to the AgriLife Extension office in Callahan County at 325-854-5835.

Two Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units will be offered.

“This will be a very educational program,” said Karl Winge, AgriLife Extension agent in Callahan County. “We’ll be looking at various prickly pear and mesquite control plot demonstrations, water development projects and fencing ideas to deter feral hogs.”

The tour will start on the Wayne Yates operation south of Baird off U.S. Highway 283 and County Road 248. Direction signs will be posted. James Jackson, AgriLife Extension range specialist at Stephenville, will be the site speaker and will discuss mesquite control and review prickly pear control herbicide application demonstration plots.

From the Yates location, the group will move to the Justin and Terri Hollis property at 3298 County Road 246. There, topics and speakers will include Basic Water Development, Sammy Wilson and Matt Brewer, U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation representatives, Baird; and Low-Tensile Vs. High-Tensile Wire Cross Fencing to Exclude Feral Hogs, Harold Shipman, Stay-tuff Fence West Texas territory manager, Brady.  

A noon lunch will be served at the AgriLife Extension office in Callahan County followed by the final presentation, Sins of Overgrazing, by Dr. Emi Kimura, AgriLife Extension agronomist, Vernon.

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