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Predator Awareness Day set for July 21 in Roby
Wednesday, July 1, 2009 • Posted July 1, 2009

ROBY– Texas AgriLife Extension Service’s office in Fisher County will conduct a predator awareness program from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. July 21 in the community center in Roby.

Three Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units (one general and two integrated pest management) will be offered.

Dr. Dale Rollins, AgriLife Extension wildlife specialist at San Angelo and Rick Gilliland, Texas Wildlife Services district supervisor at Canyon, will be the day’s speakers. Their topics will include: interpreting evidence of predation, predator biology, predators and wildlife management, predator control tools and techniques, predators as carriers of zoonotic diseases (diseases transmittable from animals to humans), ethics in predator management and preventing illicit use of pesticides in predator management.

Pre-registration is $10 by July 14 and $15 thereafter. The fee includes lunch.

For more information or to pre-register, contact Riley Barnett, AgriLife Extension agent in Fisher County at 325-776-3259,

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