Panhandle Ranch Management set Aug. 18 in Amarillo

July 22, 2014 09:33 AM

"Panhandle Ranch Management" will be presented Aug. 18 by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offices in Potter, Randall, Armstrong and Oldham counties.

The free program will begin with registration at 9 a.m., include lunch and conclude by 3 p.m. It will be held at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 6500 Amarillo Blvd. West, Amarillo.

Three Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units – two general and one drift – will be offered.

Those planning to attend should RSVP to 806-373-0713 by Aug. 14, said Nathan Carr, AgriLife Extension agriculture and natural resources agent for Potter County.

Presenters and topics will be:

  • Ted McCollum, AgriLife Extension beef cattle specialist, Amarillo – Cow herd health, management and nutrition heading into the fall and winter.
  • Tim Steffens, AgriLife Extension range specialist, Canyon – Rangeland monitoring and management decisions related to stocking; and Potential for reseeding and restoration to rangeland.
  • Dusty Abney, Cargill Feed and Nutrition beef specialist for Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma, Athens – The usefulness of a good mineral program for your cow-herd and mineral strategies.
  • Jodie Stockett, Dow AgroSciences representative, Claude – Herbicide use for range, pasture and working pen areas for control of weeds and improvement.
  • Steve Amosson, AgriLife Extension economist, Amarillo – Leasing of rangeland options for grazing; and Cattle market outlook.
  • Tiffany Dowell, AgriLife Extension economist, College Station – Managing oil and gas contracts for your ranching / farming operation.

For more information, contact one of these AgriLife Extension offices and agents: Potter County, Carr, 806-373-0713; Oldham County, Austin Voyles, 806-267-2692; Armstrong County, Dustin Sanders, 806- 226-3021; and Randall County, J. D. Ragland, 806-468-5543.

Source: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension

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