Farm, ranch training set in Cuero

Oct. 14, 2013 at 5:14 a.m.

Crossroads farmers and ranchers looking for a bit of training will soon be in luck.

The DeWitt County Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, DeWitt County Beef and Forage Committee and Cuero Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture will sponsor a five-hour continuing education unit event Thursday, according to an extension news release.

The program will be at the Cuero Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall, off U.S. Highway 183. It offers five CEUs for private, commercial and noncommercial applicators license holders.

Topics include:

Fencing for livestock and predator control with Matt Grothues of the San Antonio Steel Co.

Texas pesticide laws and regulations with Greg Baker of the Texas Department of Agriculture

Legal issues related to using firearm suppressors for predator control with David Voeller of the Voeller Law Firm

Aquatic plant and control options with Peter Woods of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Fisheries Program

New forage pest alert - bermudagrass stem maggot with Joe Janak, retired Victoria County extension agent

Farm Bill update and relevant Farm Service Agency programs with Grady Kelley of the DeWitt County Farm Service Agency.

Registration begins at 7 a.m., with the program spanning 8 a.m. to about 1 p.m. The cost is $10 per person. Lunch will not be served, but light snacks will be provided throughout the morning.

No RSVP is necessary, but participants should arrive early enough to register.

For more information, call DeWitt County Extension Agent Anthony Netardus at 361-275-0816.



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