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Harwood Beef Cattle CEU program set




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The Texas AgriLife Extension Service of Gonzales County will sponsor the Harwood Beef Cattle CEU Program to be held on Wednesday, Jan. 26, in the Harwood Community Center. The center is located one block north of U.S. 90 in Harwood on C.R. 230. Five CEUs (Continuing Education Units) will be provided for private, commercial, and non-commercial pesticide license holders.

Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m., with the program to begin at 9 a.m. To kick off the program, Texas AgriLife Extension Livestock Specialist Rick Machen will discuss a unique window of opportunity for beef producers. Following Machen will be Bob Lyons, AgriLife range specialist, who will discuss the Brush Busters program for managing your brush species. Machen will also address cowherd restocking options and obstacles.

The afternoon session will include Dr. Larry Redmon, AgriLife Extension state forage specialist, who will discuss managing for quality hay production, following by an update on pesticide applicator laws and regulations, given by Greg Baker, Texas Department of Agriculture inspector. The program should conclude by 3 p.m.

There will be a $10-per-person cost, which includes morning refreshments and a catered lunch. Registration is required by calling the AgriLife Extension Office in Gonzales County at 830-672-8531, by 5 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 24.

Dwight Sexton is the Texas AgriLife Extension Service agent for Gonzales County.
 

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