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Farm and Ranch News August 7, 2018  RSS feed

Summer Beef Cattle Management Program to be held August 28th @ Groesbeck Auction Barn

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Limestone, Falls, McLennan, Robertson, Leon, Hill and Freestone Counties are sponsoring a “Summer Beef Cattle Management” program at the Groesbeck Auction Barn in Groesbeck, Texas, on Tuesday, August 28, 2018. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. The program begins at 8:30 a.m. and will conclude after lunch. There will be a sponsored breakfast and cold drinks courtesy of Lone Star Ag Credit.

There is a $10.00 fee for the program, payable at the door. We will be offering one (1) CEU (1 IPM) toward recertification of private, non-commercial and commercial applicator licenses for attending the program. There will be BQA credits available as well.

Speakers for the program include: Dr. David Anderson – Extension Economist, Mrs. Lisa Everman – Limestone/Freestone Farm Service Agency, local and state DPS State Troopers, Samantha Hays – PhD, Entomology at Texas A&M, and Dr. John Nielson-Gammon, the Texas State Climatologist with a Short and Long Term Weather Outlook.

Topics for the Beef Cattle program include: Economic Perspective to a variety of alternatives to feeding hay with hay being in short Supply; Are IGR feed products really worth the money and what other ways to control flies, army worms, and grasshoppers; DPS laws and regulations with livestock and equipment hauling; Farm Service Agency program opportunities; and a Short and Long Term Weather Forecast.

**For more information please contact the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Limestone County at 254-729-5314 and please RSVP for meal planning purposes by August 24th. We will be cooking beef tenderloin and it will be a meal you don’t want to miss!

Extension programs serve people of all ages regardless of socioeconomic level, race, color, sex, religion, disability, or national origin. The Texas A&M University System, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the County Commissioners Courts of Texas Cooperating

***Individuals with disabilities who require an auxiliary aid, service or other accommodations in order to participate in Extension sponsored events are encouraged to contact the County Extension office at least a week in advance to determine how reasonable accommodations may be made.

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