The fall session of Ranch Management University is open to 40 Texas landowners who want to learn best practices as they start up their ranching operations. The five-day seminar will be held Oct. 29-Nov. 2 at the G. Rollie White Visitor’s Center on the Texas A&M University campus in College Station.
“This unique workshop provides a foundation of knowledge for those who are new to owning land in Texas,” said Dr. Larry Redmon, workshop coordinator and Texas AgriLife Extension state forage specialist. “It is designed to help new landowners improve their understanding regarding management of the various resources they find on their ranch properties.”
The fall workshop topics include: soils and soil fertility, forage species selection, hay production, weed and brush management, winter pasture establishment and utilization, beef cattle breed selection, nutrient requirements and feeding strategies for livestock, grazing management strategies, live-animal handling and demonstrations of vaccinating, dehorning and cattle castration. Presentations also will cover current agricultural economics and wildlife management topics.
Registration is $500 and includes meals, break refreshments and a resource CD of more than 100 publications on ranch management best practices. To register, visit http://agriliferegister.tamu.edu and search “ranch management.”
For more information, contact Redmon at (979) 845-4826 or email@example.com.