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AgriLife Extension sets beef, range workshop Sept. 12 in Roby

ROBY – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct the Fisher County Beef and Range Workshop Sept. 12 in the Roby High School cafeteria, 141 S. College St., Roby.

Nick Dickson, AgriLife Extension agent in Fisher County, said the workshop will open with a meal at 5:45 p.m. followed by the program from 6:30-9 p.m.

“Thanks to widespread, though often spotty, rainfall, much of our region is on the fast track for a wonderful fall,” Dickson said. “We’ve grown a lot of grass in many of our pastures, so much of our program will deal with how to best manage that grass by controlling noxious species. We will also delve into beef cattle herd health.”

Topics and speakers will include:

Using Prescribed Fire to Meet Ranch Goals and Objectives, Dr. Morgan Russell, AgriLife Extension range specialist, San Angelo.

Range and Pasture Chemical Update, Ralph Porter, Dow AgroSciences senior sales representative, Abilene.

U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service Programs, Michael Willson, NRCS resource team leader, Snyder.

Developing a Vaccination Program, Dr. Vick Burk, Rotan Veterinary Hospital, Rotan.

Individual registration is $12 by Sept. 10 and $15 thereafter. To register and for more information, contact Dickson at 325-776-3259 or .

Two Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units, one general and one integrated pest management, will be offered.

Editor’s Note: This article by Steve Byrns is provided by Texas AgriLife Today.