AG AND OUTDOORS BRIEFS
FRANKLIN—A pasture and ranch management seminar will be held Monday, Oct. 29 at the Pridgeon Community Center, 351 Cooks Lane in Franklin. Registration for the seminar will begin at 7 a.m. with the program to begin at 7:30 a.m. The program should conclude around 3 p.m.
The seminar will offer seven CEU’s that include 3 hours in General, 2 hours of Laws and Regulations, 1 hour of Integrated Pest Management and 1 hour of Drift Management. The first five hours will satisfy all requirements for Commercial/Non-Commercial license holders.
Topics for the meeting will include drift management, department of public safety laws that affect farm trailers, tractors and 4 wheelers, beef cattle external pest control and management issues, control of armyworms, grasshoppers and flies, weed and brush control, rangeland brush control and I.D., reading and interpreting chemical labels and economics of purchasing pasture, rangeland and forage insurance.
The registration fee of $50 will include a catered lunch and all handout material.
Please call 979-828-4270 if you are planning to attend in order to plan the meal.
Cooper wins and scrambles at HOT Fair
WACO— Connelly Cooper, of the Gause 4-H Club, participated in the 2012 Heart of Texas Fair and Rodeo Calf Scramble American Beef Heifer Show on Oct. 11 with his Simbrah heifer “Berneen.”
He won f irst in his class and reserve champion in the Simbrah breed. Cooper also won first place wi th his recordbook for this project and received a $750 scholarship from the calf scramble committee.
On Oct. 12 he participated in the Junior American Beef Heifer Show and received second in his class.
Also on Oct. 11, Cooper once again participated in the Heart O’ Texas calf scramble during the rodeo that evening. He caught a calf and will again raise an animal project to show in Waco next year.
He is the son of Chris and Kelly Cooper of Gause and the grandson of Wayne and Wanda Lee of Gause and Dan and Maxine Cooper of Bentwater.