Writer: Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752, paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu

Contact: Dale Rankin, 830-569-0034, dw-rankin@ag.tamu.edu

LEMING – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Atascosa County, in collaboration with the Atascosa Cattlemen’s Association, will present the Preparing for Next Spring on the Farm and Ranch and CEU Shootout program Dec. 18 in Leming.

The program will be held at the AgriLife Extension office for Atascosa County, 25 E. 5th St.

Cost is $30 and an RSVP is requested by Dec.10 to the AgriLife Extension office at 830-569-0034.

Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. with the program from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Lunch is included.

“This program will offer six Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units for private, commercial and non-commercial applicators,” said Dale Rankin, AgriLife Extension agriculture and natural resources agent, Atascosa County.

Program topics and AgriLife Extension presenters will be:

— Feral Hog Management and Nuisance Animals, Dr. Maureen Frank, wildlife specialist, Uvalde.

— Prickly Pear Herbicide Update and Brush Application Timing, Dr. Bob Lyons, range specialist, Uvalde.

— Cattle Fever Tick Update and External Parasites, Dr. Joe Paschal, livestock specialist, Corpus Christi.

— Laws and Regulations and Applicator Update, Dr. Mark Matocha, specialist, agricultural and environmental safety, College Station.

— Corn, Cotton and Grain Sorghum Technology and Variety Update, Dr. Joshua McGinty, agronomist, Corpus Christi.

— Integrated Pest Management in Pastures and Hay Fields, Rankin.

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