The focus of this year’s program will be on new agricultural policies that may affect your farm or ranch starting Jan. 1, 2013, specifically on farm fuel storage and the new cattle traceability program. The program will feature specialists focusing on “New Tools for South Texas Rangeland Weed and Brush Management,” Dr. Megan Clayton, Extension range specialist; “Laws and Regulations for your Texas Department of Agriculture Private, Non-Commercial, and Commercial Pesticide Applicator’s Licenses,” Dr. Mark Matocha, Extension ag and environmental safety specialist; “Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure Plans,” Dr. Mark Matocha, Extension ag and environmental safety specialist; and “Permanent Identification at Change of Ownership Rule,” Dr. Joe Paschal, Extension livestock specialist.
Five CEU(s) will be provided at a cost of $50 for all five hours or $10 per hour you want to receive. Hours offered will include (2) in Laws and Regs, (2) in Integrated Pest Management, and (1) in General. This Tri-county event is conducted annually through the planning efforts of the Livestock and Forage Committees.
For more information contact the Extension offices in Bee, 361-362-3280, Goliad, 361-645-8204, or Refugio, 361-526-2825.