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Tri County educational event planned here Tuesday
Nov 11, 2009 | 532 views | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Area livestock owners are invited to a Tri County fall educational event Nov. 17 at the Beeville Livestock Commission where the focus will be on drought recovery strategies for livestock producers.

Citizens of Bee, Goliad and Refugio counties are encouraged to attend to learn about the best ways to maintain and recover pastures during and prior to drought with an emphasis on horse management. The program is being conducted by the county Extension agents of Bee, Goliad and Refugio counties, through the planning efforts of the Copano Bay Watershed Committee.

The event begins at 5:30 p.m. with registration and a free meal at the Beeville Livestock Commission, located 1/2 mile east of Beeville on U.S. 59.

At 5:45 p.m., Dr. Bret Scott, Extension horse specialist, will cover “Issues to consider when caring for horses and pastures after drought.” Emily Moench, Extension assistant, will follow with a regional topic: “Do horses really impact water quality in Copano Bay?”

Participants will receive one CEU in Integrated Pest Management for their Texas Department of Agriculture private, commercial or non-commercial pesticide licenses.

This program is sponsored by Texas AgriLife Extension Service, the Texas Water Resources Institute and the Texas Soil and Water Conservation Board through an EPA, section 319 Clean Water Act Grant.

For more information contact the county Extension offices in Bee County at 362-3280 or bee-tx.tamu.edu; in Goliad at 361-645-8204 or goliad-tx.tamu.edu; and in Refugio at 361-526-2825 or refugio-tx-.tamu.edu.
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