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News December 5, 2017  RSS feed

District 8 Farm and Ranch Seminar set for December 14th

A multi-county Farm and Ranch Seminar for farmers and ranchers conducted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in District 8 is scheduled for December 14, 2017. The District 8 Farm and Ranch Seminar will be offered at the Pridgeon Community Center, located at 351 Cooks Lane in Franklin.

Private Applicators License holders must obtain 15 hours of CEUs every five years to renew/ recertify their license; including two hours of Laws and Regulations, two hours of Integrated Pest Management (IPM), and any mix of these and General hours to equal the required 15 hours of CEUs. Licensed commercial and non-commercial applicators are required to recertify every year by obtaining five continuing education credits with one credit each from two of the following categories: laws and regulations, integrated pest management or drift minimization.

The December 14th seminar will provide participants with the opportunity to receive up to eight (8) CEUs. Of these eight (8) hours, three (3) hours will be in General, two (2) hours in IPM, two (2) hour in Laws and Regulations, and one (1) hour in Drift. Licensed commercial and non-commercial applicators will be able to obtain their required five hours within the first five hours of the program.

Topics and speakers include: • General Laws and Regulations (1 L&R) presented by local AG extension agent • Management Guidelines and Control Options for Feral Hogs, Mr. Josh Helcel, Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service • Effective Aquatic Vegetation Control Options, Steven Bardin, Fisheries Biologist – Texas Pro Lake Management • Science Behind the Technology, Dr. Gaylon Morgan, State Cotton Specialist, Tx A&M Agrilife. • Integrated Pest management of Common Pests, Dr. Sonja Swiger, Livestock Entomology Specialist • Weed and Brush Identification and Control Options, Dr. Scott Nolte, Weed Specialist • New Technologies in Weed and Brush Management, James Jackson, Extension range Specialist • Plant Pathology and Disease Management in Trees and Turf grass, Dr. Kevin Ong, Plant Pathologist

Program registration cost is $50, which includes lunch, breaks and handout materials. Registration will begin at 7AM with presentations starting at 7:30AM and running till 4:00PM. Persons interested in attending this program can pre-register by December 8th by contacting the Robertson County Extension Office at 979-828- 4270 or the Leon County Extension Office at (903) 536-2531.

Individuals with disabilities requiring an auxiliary aid or special accommodations in order to participate in this program are asked to contact the Robertson County Extension Office at (979) 828-4270 to determine how reasonable accommodations may be met.

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