5-hour CEU program planned

By Todd Vineyard | Published Wednesday, November 22, 2017

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Anyone with a pesticide applicator license through the Texas Department of Agriculture who need continuing education units should attend the program Thursday, Dec. 7, at the Decatur Conference Center.

Participants will receive five hours of continuing education units consisting of one hour of laws and regulations, three hours of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and one hour of general. The program will begin at 8:30 a.m. and last until 3 p.m.

This year we will have high quality speakers and diverse topics, including:

  • Range Ecology and Management for all Native Grassland Owners; Ricky Linex, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Weatherford
  • Management of Pests of Cattle, Sheep, Goats, Pigs and Horses, Dr. Charles Allen, professor, Extension entomologist and IPM coordinator, San Angelo
  • Current and Emerging Techniques for Feral Hog Control, Joshua Gaskamp, wildlife and range consultant, Noble Research Institute, Ardmore, Okla.
  • Fever Ticks in Cattle and Fly Bait Control, Dr. Sonja Swiger, assistant professor and Extension agronomist, Vernon
  • Laws and Regulations, Katherine Newton, Texas Department of Agriculture, Dallas

The registration fee for the program is $45, due by Monday, Dec. 4. The cost includes lunch. Make checks payable to the Extension Livestock Committee and send them to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, 206 S. State Street, Decatur, TX 76234.

For more information, call the Extension Office at 940-627-3341. The event is sponsored by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension and Wise County Extension Forage and Livestock Committee.

Todd Vineyard is a Wise County Extension agent.

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