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Blacklands crops, livestock clinic set October 27

TAYLOR—As farmers and ranchers continue to face one of the state’s worst droughts ever, Texas AgriLife Extension Service in Williamson County will prepare producers with their Blacklands Crops and Livestock Clinic this month, on Oct. 27.

The clinic will take place at Taylor SPJST Hall at 5025 FM 619. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. and the program will begin at 8:45 a.m. To attend, it will cost $15, which will cover a catered barbecue lunch and all materials for the clinic. The fee can be paid at registration.

In order to have enough food and materials available, the Extension Service asks that you RSVP to the event by calling 512-943-3300.

Topics to be covered include: Soil Fertility Issues Following the Drought, Weed Management in Drought Affected Pastures and Fields, Remediating Pastures for Forage Following the Drought, Economic Impact and Planning Through the Drought, and the “One Sample Strategy” Program for Aflatoxin Testing.

The program is expected to last until 2 p.m. There will be three CEU`s offered for producers that attend, one IPM and two General.


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