For information on the use of prescribed fire for vegetation management on your ranch, plan to participate in the field day and ranch tour on the M.M. Kothmann ranch on Friday, July 25, 2008. There will be presentations about prescribed burning for vegetation management for livestock and wildlife. We will discuss how to start a prescribed burning program on your ranch. Following the presentations, there will be a tour of the pastures to view the results and effects of burns conducted in August of 2003 and 2005.
The program is being sponsored by the Central Basin Chapter of the Edwards Plateau Prescribed Burning Association and Texas AgriLife Extension. There will be a registration fee of $5.00, for non members of the CBC-EPPBA. Participants will need to bring their folding chair for the presentations. Registration will begin at 8:30 am. The program will start at 9:00 am and conclude at noon. 3 hour of continuing educational units (CEU’s) will be avalible.
The Kothmann ranch is located on the south side of Hwy. 29 on Gladys Rd. (Across from Kothmann Rd.) And is 20 miles west of Llano and 15 miles east of Mason. For more information contact Brent Drennan at the Mason AgriLife Extension Office 325-347-6459, Curtis Schulze 325-347-6175, or Mort Kothmann 979-229-7410.