The Hays County office of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will be hosting an educational workshop series focused on the management of small acreage land tracts.
This series will provide landowners with the knowledge and tools they need to best manage their land and their agricultural endeavors.
A total of five educational workshops will be included in the series. All of the workshops will be held at the Hays County office of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, located at 1253 Civic Center Loop in San Marcos, beginning at 6:30 p.m. each evening.
The first workshop will be on July 8 and will focus on “Getting and Maintaining an Agricultural/Wildlife Exemption.” It will be presented by Miletus Borné from the Hays County Appraisal District.
Since bee keeping now can qualify land for an agricultural exemption, an educational program on “Beginning Bee Keeping” will also be included. It will be taught by the San Marcos Area Bee Wranglers.
On July 16, Dr. Jim Cathey will present an educational program on “Wildlife Management Options for Small Acreage.” Dr. Cathey is the associate department head and Extension Program leader for Wildlife and Fisheries Science at Texas A&M University.
Jared Timmons, extension associate in Wildlife and Fisheries, will also present a session on “Feral Hog Control.”
Dr. Rick Machen, professor and extension livestock specialist with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, will present the July 22 workshop. The educational topic for this evening is “Livestock Options for Small Acreage.”
On Aug. 8, Dr. Bob Lyons, professor and extension range specialist with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, will present a workshop on “Pasture and Brush Management.” One general continuing education unit for those holding a Texas Department of Agriculture Chemical Applicators License will be given for participation in this program.
Dr. Larry Stein, associate department head and extension program leader for Horticultural Sciences will conclude the series on Aug. 13. Dr. Stein will present a program on “Horticultural Options on Small Acreage.”
Registration for these workshops is either $15 per person for each individual workshop or $50 per person for participation in all five workshops. To find out more information about these workshops, contact the Hays County office of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service at (512) 393-2120. You can also download a registration form from the Hays County Agriculture and Natural Resources blog at www.haysagriculture.blogspot.com.
Individuals wishing to participate in this educational program who require an auxiliary aid, service or accommodation in order to participate in this program are encouraged to contact the Hays County Extension Office at least five days prior to this event to determine how reasonable accommodations can be made.