Writer: Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752, firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Julie Zimmerman, 512-398-3122, email@example.com
LULING – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and others will present the Multi-County Wildlife Management Workshop Oct. 17 at the Luling Foundation Farm, 523 S. Mulberry in Luling.
The workshop will begin with registration from 7:45-8:15 a.m., followed by a welcome and presentations to start at 8:20 a.m. The program will conclude at 3:30 p.m.
“Presentations relating to wildlife management will be given by AgriLife Extension personnel as well as experts from the Texas Wildlife Association, Texas Parks and Wildlife and the Meadows Center,” said Julie Zimmerman, AgriLife Extension agent, Caldwell County.
Three Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units — one integrated pest management, one laws and regulations and one general — will be offered to commercial, non-commercial and private pesticide applicators.
There is an early bird registration fee of $15 for registration by Oct. 11. Payment is by check only, payable to “Demonstration Fund” and delivered or mailed to the AgriLife Extension office in Caldwell County, 1403-B Blackjack St., Lockhart, Texas 78644.
On-site registration will be $25, payable by check or cash. No credit cards will be accepted.
Morning workshop topics and presenters will be:
— Wildlife Rules and Regulations, Joann Garza-Mayberry, Texas Game Warden.
— Wildlife Group Membership and Legislative Updates for 2019 Session, David Yeates, CEO, Texas Wildlife Association.
— Range Herbicide Labels and Product Use, Dr. Bob Lyons, AgriLife Extension range specialist, Uvalde.
— Wildlife Habitat Management and Doe Population, Robert Trudeau, wildlife biologist, Texas Parks and Wildlife.
From 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. attendees will have lunch, participate in a tabletop discussion and have the opportunity to visit educational booths. From 12:45 – 1:15 p.m., tabletop discussion reports will be presented, and there will be an “ask an expert” segment in which they may have questions about wildlife answered.
Afternoon workshop topics and presents will be:
— Nature Tourism: Integrating Alternative Income from Wildlife, Dr. John Tomecek, AgriLife Extension state wildlife specialist, Thrall.
— Wild Pig Management – Balancing Population Control and Game Use, Jacob Hetzel, wildlife biologist, Texas Wildlife Services/U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
— Regional Approach to Wild Pig Management, Nick Dornak, watershed services program manager, Meadows Center.
Afternoon presentations will be followed by a short wrap-up and evaluation.