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Edwards Plateau Prescribed Burning Association sets Sonora Field Day
Wednesday, July 29, 2009 • Posted July 29, 2009

SONORA – Texas AgriLife Research and the Edwards Plateau Prescribed Burning Association will conduct a field day from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. July 30 at the Texas AgriLife Research Station at Sonora. The station is located on State Highway 55 midway between Sonora and Rocksprings.

“We’ll be addressing a host of topics that anyone contemplating a prescribed burn should be aware of and thoroughly understand,” said Dr. Charles “Butch” Taylor, AgriLife Research superintendent at the Sonora station.

Topics covered will include insurance opportunities; the burn association’s future Web site; current prescribed burning laws and regulations; prescribed burn research, and U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service prescribed-burn programs and policies. Various vendors are also expected to attend.

“There will also be an Edwards Plateau Prescribed Burn Association board meeting that’s open to the public,” Taylor said. “This field day with its accompanying board meeting would be a prime time for anybody wishing to get involved in the association to learn more about it.”

Individual registration is $15. The fee includes a barbecue lunch. To register or for more information contact Taylor at 325-387-3168.

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