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Pasture, ranch management seminar Oct. 31

The Pridgeon Community Center in Franklin will be the location of a Pasture and Ranch Management Seminar to be held on Monday, Oct. 31. Registration will begin at 7 a.m. with the program slated to begin at 7:30 a.m. The program will conclude at 3 p.m. The address for the Community Center is 351 Cooks Lane in Franklin.

The seminar will offer seven hours in CEU ‘s for the private applicator license and certificate holders. It has also been approved for commercial/noncommercial licenses holders to receive all needed hours to renew their license. The approved hours will include four hours in the General category, one hour in the Laws and Regulations category, one hour in the IPM category and one hour in the Drift Management category. The first five hours will satisfy requirements for Commercial License Holders.

Topics for the meeting will include: dealing with external parasites and other management issues, practices used to control drift, scorpions, june bugs, crickets, fire ants and their control, local laws and regulations, weed and brush issues caused by the drought, latest herbicides for pastures.

The registration fee of fifty dollars will include a catered lunch and all handout materials. An eight hour CEU program will also be offered on Thursday, Dec. 8. It will be set-up much like the Oct. 31 program. If you attend both programs, you will receive fifteen hours credit with all required hours included. These fifteen hours will satisfy all TDA requirements for private applicators to renew their license.

The first five hours of the December program will also contain all hours needed to renew a commercial license.

Please call 979-828-4270 and let us know if you are planning to attend or if you have any questions.

SOIL TEST CAMPAIGN— Milam County, along with Burleson, Lee, and Washington counties will be sponsoring a Soil Test Campaign which will offer routine and routine and micronutrient soil tests to producers at reduced cost. The cost of routine test will be $7 and the routine & micronutrients will be $14.

Samples must be turned in to the extension office by the deadline of Nov. 18, as well as fill out all required information on the submission form to qualify for the reduced cost test.

Please submit soil sample, soil campaign submission form, and payment in the form of a check only payable to Milam ELAB, by the deadline. If you need soil sample bags, or submission forms, please stop by the office at 100 East 1st Street in Cameron.


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