A wide array of topics will be covered at the 2016 East Texas Forage Conference, all in effort to assist East Texas forage producers make the best quality forage they can at the most economical price. The event is scheduled for Friday, February 26th at the Rains County Fairgrounds -Emory, Texas. Registration will begin at 8:30 am at a cost of $20 per person payable at the door. Lunch will be provided. The program will conclude around 3:00 p.m.
The program will begin at 9:00 am with a discussion on “The Use of Presribed Burning on Grazing Lands” by Mr. Ryan Walser, Natural Resource Conversation Service.
Our next topic will be “Silvopasture in East and Central Texas” – by Ms. Jodi Hill, Graduate Student at Stephen F. Austin State University. (Silvopasture is an agroforestry practice that integrates livestock, forage production, and forestry on the same land-management unit.)
Dr. James Rogers, Assistant Professor of the Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation will cover “Warm Season Pasture Establishment Perennials and Annuals.”
Dr. Rogers will be our speaker again after lunch on “Stockpiling Bermuda Grass Pastures.”
Rounding out the day will be Mr. Darren Rozell of Rozell Ag Sprayer and Rozell Chemicals. He will be covering “Pro’s and Con’s of using GPS Tracking and Markers for Herbicide Applications.”
Three (3) CEU’s (2 IPM, 1 General ) will be given for those in attendance.
This program is sponsored by Van Zandt, Rains, Wood County offices of Texas AgriLife Extension Service. Please RSVP to the Van Zandt County Extension office by February 19, 2016 by calling (903) 567-4149.