Atascosa County upcoming events and educational opportunities

During these unprecedented times we are faced with the unique challenge of finding new ways to deliver educational material to our constituents to achieve Texas A&M Agri- Life Extension’s vision to “Help Texans Better Their Lives.” With that we are offering some distance learning opportunities so you can learn more, but in the safety and comfort of your own home.

May 15 – Online Beef Cattle and Forage Management Program will be held from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. on May 15. The program, presented by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offices in Atascosa, Bexar, Guadalupe and Wilson counties, will offer one general Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education unit for attendees.

The cost is $10. Attendees will need a laptop or desktop computer and internet access. To register, email Chris Lambert at christopher.lambert@ Once registered, attendees will be provided the link for participation. Make checks payable to Bexar County Ag and Natural Resources Committee and mail to:

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, 3355 Cherry Ridge, Suite 212, San Antonio, TX 78230.

Program Topics and presenters will be:

COVID-19 and Its Potential Impact on the Cattle Market, David Anderson, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension economist.

Purchasing Replacement Females – How to Invest My Dollars, Joe Paschal, Ph.D. AgriLife Extension livestock specialist.

Tips for Getting the Most Return out of Pastures, Josh McGinty, Ph.D., Agri- Life Extension agronomist.

Cost-Saving Tips for Managing Brush, Bob Lyons, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension range specialist.

Biosecurity with Animal Issues During and After a Disaster, Bryan Davis, AgriLife Extension disaster assessment and recovery agent.

May 19 – Wildlife Damage Management Series This session will cover “Skunks, Coons, Opossumsand More.” Presenters are Dr. Maureen Frank and Dr. John Tomecek, Extension Wildlife Specialists. The series will be conducted online from 12-1 p.m. Cost is $10 per session. Checks should be made payable and mailed to Atascosa Wildlife and Fisheries Committee, P.O. Box 379, Leming, Texas 78050. Each session will offer one (1.0) I.P.M. continuing education credit for Private, Commercial and Non-Commercial Applicators. Certificates of completion will be mailed after participant attendance is verified and payment is processed. Please RSVP by the Friday prior to each event by calling 830-569-0034.

Reproduction Management Workshop previously scheduled for May 20 is postponed to October 2020.

Contact the office if you need CEU hours for pesticide applicator license holders.

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