Mineral Wells Index, Mineral Wells, TX

April 17, 2013

Tuesday’s Farm Bureau cattle, forage conference includes credits

Mineral Wells Index

— A cattle workshop on Tuesday, presented by the Farm Bureau of Palo Pinto County and Texas A&M-Palo PInto County Agrilife Extension, features continuing education units.

The April 23 workshop includes specialists presenting  courses on forage management, the economic outlook, legislative updates, pest management and managing beef.

The program begins at 9 a.m. (registration begins at 8:30 a.m.) and goes through 3 p.m., and will take place at the Palo Pinto County Sheriff’s Posse Building, located at Farm-to-Market Road 1821, in Mineral Wells.

Seemingly appropriate, the Farm Bureau will cook up a steak meal for participants. While there is no cost for the conference, anyone who would like to participate and learn about the topics must reserve a place by April 20. To register, call (940) 325-9412.

The following is the schedule of courses:

• 9 a.m. –  Forage management, presented by Forage Specialist Rayford Pullen of the WAX Company.

• 10 a.m. – Managing beef cattle herds, presented by Dr. Steve Hammock, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension beef-cattle specialist.

• 11 a.m. – Economic outlook with Agrilife Extension Economist Stan Beavers.

Noon – lunch, sponsored by the Farm Bureau of Palo Pinto County.

• 1 p.m. – Legislative update by Tracy Tomascik Texas Farm Bureau associate director of commodity and regulatory affairs.

• 2 p.m. – Insect control in beef cattle, presented by Dr. Sonja Swiger, AgriLife Extension entomologist.