This year’s Llano County Beef & Range Field Day is set for Thursday, June 4, 2009, to be held at Chanas Ranch and the Llano American Legion Hall. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the Llano American Legion Hall parking lot; coffee and donuts will be served at this time.
This year, the first stop will be at Chanas Ranch which is located on Highway 29 East toward Burnet. Participants will need to caravan to the tour site from the American Legion Hall parking lot. We suggest you bring a lawn chair for the morning session. Morning topics and speakers will be:
• “New Pesticides and Update on Application Techniques,” by Pedro Carlucci, Dow AgroSciences Range & Pasture Crops Specialist.
• “Brush Clearing Demonstration,” by Roland Rode, Owner, Llano Feed & Supply.
• “Predator Control - Live Traps & Snares,” by Tom Glasscock, Wildlife & Predator Management.
• “Grazing Practices to Improve Grass Quality and Weed Control,” by Fred Reyna, District Conservationist, Natural Resource Conservation Service.
At the tour’s conclusion, the group will travel back to the Llano American Legion Hall for lunch and the remainder of the program. Lunch this year is sponsored by Arrowhead Bank, Llano National Bank, and 1st State Bank of Central Texas and will be catered by Inman’s Kitchen.
Afternoon topics and speakers will be:
• “Overview of 2008 Farm Bill”, by Randy Maenius, CED, Farm Service Agency.
• “Alternative Feeds,” by Cary Zipp, Nutritionist, Gorman Milling Company.
• “Update on Trichomoniasis and Controlling Diseases Caused by Insects,” by Dr. Rick Machen, Livestock Specialist, Texas AgriLife Extension Service.
• “Rainwater Harvesting,” by John Smith, Extension Program Specialist, Texas AgriLife Extension Service.
Texas Department of Agriculture will be offering 6 continuing education units for people who have a pesticide applicators license (4 general, 1 IPM, 1 laws/regs).
Make plans to attend this year’s field day and please RSVP to the Extension Office at 325-247-5159 or to the SWCD Office at 325-247-5154. This field day is a joint effort between the Texas AgriLife Extension Service Llano County, Natural Resource Conservation Service, and Llano County Soil & Water Conservation District.
Educational programs of the Texas AgriLife Extension Service are open to all people without regard to race, color, sex, disability, religion, age, or national origin. If you need any special accommodations, please contact Jamie Osbourn at 325-247-5159 as soon as possible so we can consider your request.