The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Mason County will be having a Progressive Rancher Workshop on Tuesday, May 28th at the Richard Eckert Civic Center in Mason, located at 1024 McKinley Street. Drs. Bob Lyons and Rick Machen of Texas AgriLife Research will be presenting along with Cory Pence of Texas Department of Agriculture. These are some of the most respected names in the field of range and livestock. This workshop is meant to educate area ranchers and the community on the different options they have to manage their properties and the livestock that utilize it. Throughout our history ranchers have always been known to be able to adapt to change. Whether it be the weather and drought or the swing in markets and feed prices, they have always been known to make the most out of what they have been given. It is important for ranchers and land owners to stay progressive and look to the future of what the agriculture industry may have in store for them. Topics will include:
· The Future of Texas Agriculture
· Rangeland Health and Stocking Considerations
· New Technologies in Weed and Brush Control
· Sheep and Goat Outlook
· Laws and Regulations
Registration for this workshop has been set from 7:30-8:00 a.m. with the program running from 8:00 to 12:15. 3 C.E.U’s will be available for those with a Pesticide Applicators License. One CEU will be offered in each of the following categories; Integrated Pest Management, General, and Laws and Regs. The cost of this program will be $15.00 and includes morning refreshments and educational materials. Please contact the Mason County AgriLife Extension office to R.S.V.P. by May 24th. $20.00 will be the late fee payable at the door on the 28th.