Atascosa AG News
Texas AgriLife Extension Services is conducting a series of Natural Resource Webinars every month throughout 2012. The Webinars will be presented every first Thursday of the month at noon. Cost – Free to watch, $10 for CEU. One (1) C.E.U. will be offered for every webinar. Type of CEU varies per webinar. For more information and registration go to http://naturalresourcewebinars. tamu.edu/. Upcoming AUG 2 -Aquatic Vegetation Management • 1 Ag. Pesticide CEU (Gen.) • Dr. Michael Masser
“Excellence in Agriculture” Pasture & Beef Management Workshop, Kingsville, TX -- July 27, 2012 -- 8:30am-3:00pm -- This workshop is being hosted by Texas AgriLife Extension of Kleberg County. Topics will include Successful Small Acreage Ranching, Feral Hog Update, Windmill Alternatives, Plant ID, Cattle Market Outlook, Cattle Supplementation, and Drought Update & Climate Outlook. Cost for this workshop is $10 (includes lunch). 5 CEU’s available. For more information please contact Frank Escobedo, CEA-AG/NR Kleberg County @ 361-595-8566 or email@example.com.
The 58th annual Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course, conducted by the Texas AgriLife Extension Service, is scheduled for August 6-8 at Texas A&M University in College Station. A variety of cattle production management topics will be presented at this year’s short course including a weather outlook. The general session will feature a virtual tour of a U.S. feedyard and U.S. beef packing plant, a presentation on what consumers want to know about raising beef, as well as challenges and opportunities for ranchers in the next 20 years. The cattleman’s college portion of the three-day short course provides participants with an opportunity to choose workshops based on their level of production experience and the needs of their ranch. In addition to classroom instruction on August 6-7, participants can attend one of the popular demonstrations on the morning of August 8. Participants can receive a Texas Department of Agriculture private pesticide applicator’s license during the short course and can earn at least seven pesticide continuing education units if they are already licensed. An industry trade show will be held during the event, featuring more than 110 agricultural businesses and service exhibits. Registration is $160 per person and includes educational materials, a copy of the 600-page Beef Cattle Short Course proceedings, trade show admittance, admission to the prime rib dinner, lunches, breakfasts and daily refreshments. Registration information and a tentative schedule can be found on the short course website at http://beef.tamu.edu. Producers can register online at http://beef.tamu.edu or call 979-845-6931.