Pascual Hernandez
Pascual Hernandez

Cooler fall weather reminds ranchers that the winter livestock feeding season is not long off. This time of year brings questions on what the feed grain markets did, are doing or might do, which in turn leads to head-scratching on what feed costs might be.

The end of the year also brings reminders that some folks may need Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units (CEUs) to keep their pesticide applicator licenses in good standing.

With that in mind, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct the multi-county Range and Pasture Workshop on November 19 at the Sutton County Civic Center.

The workshop, a joint program among the AgriLife Extension offices in Sutton, Edwards, Crockett and Schleicher counties, opens with registration at 8:30 a.m. with the program to follow from 9:00 a.m. to noon.

It is our goal with this workshop to give a winter feeding price synopsis and inform producers about the latest brush control innovations as well as provide CEUs for those folks with a pesticide applicator license.

Individual preregistration is $10 by November 16.

The fee will include program materials and refreshments during breaks.

Topics and speakers, all from San Angelo, will include:

La Niña a & Winter Season Forecast– Hector Guerrero, National Weather Service Meteorologist

Grain Updates & Winter Feed Cost Outlook- Dr. Reagan Noland, Extension Agronomist

Natural Resource Conservation Service’s Funding & Technical Assistance Programs– Alfredo Muñoz, Natural Resource Conservation Service

Improving Your Predator Management Skills- Doug Steen, Texas Wildlife Services

Invora Herbicide Training- Dr. Bob Lyons, Extension Range Specialist

The program will be live (face-to-face), so the first 30 registrations will be accepted.

Parts of the program can be viewed online format. Please indicate which option on the registration form.

Please call 325-387-3101 to register and for more information.