BRADY – The Texas AgriLife Extension Service will conduct a multi-county ag day beginning at 8 a.m. Dec. 2 in Brady’s Ed Davenport Civic Center. The cooperating counties are McCulloch, Concho and Menard. Five Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units will be offered to pesticide license holders-three general, one laws and regulations and one integrated pest management.
Vance Christie, AgriLife Extension agent in McCulloch County, said the program is geared toward new, absentee and small-acreage landowners in the area.
"With the influx of new landowners in these three counties, our committee members wanted to offer a training that would help new and small acreage landowners manage their properties," Christie said. "However, the program will also offer plenty of new information for our traditional producers while giving them a chance to earn continuing education units toward their pesticide license renewal as well."
The program topics will include:
– Dynamics of Overpopulation on Whitetail Deer Populations, Kory Perlichek, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department district wildlife biologist, Mason.
– Care and Maintenance of Pecan Trees for Small Acreage and Home Production, Dr. Bill Ree, AgriLife Extension pecan entomologist, College Station.
– Best Management Practices for Sheep and Goat Production on Small Acreages, Dr. Frank Craddock, AgriLife Extension sheep and goat specialist, San Angelo.
– Ag Exemptions Requirements, Zane Brandenberger, McCulloch County tax assessor/collector.
– Mesquite Biology and Control and Brush Busters Tactics for Unwanted Brush, Dr. Charlie Hart, AgriLife Extension program leader for ecosystem science and management, Stephenville.
– Laws and Regulations Pertaining to Texas Pesticide Applicators, Cory Pence, San Angelo.
Individual pre-registration is $15 by Nov. 30 and $20 thereafter.
For more information and to pre-register call the AgriLife Extension offices in McCulloch County at 325-597-1295, Concho County at 325-732-4304 or Menard County at 325-396-4787.