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Northwest Iowa Dairy Outlooks

A local discussion of current science and issues concerning dairying in northwest iowa

Managing Land for Hunting and Grazing will be the topic of the Oct. 6 natural resources webinar conducted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service ecosystem science and management unit.

The webinar is a part of the Texas Range Webinar Series scheduled the first Thursday of each month from noon to 1 p.m., said Tarrant County Agriculture and Natural Resource Extension Agent Fred M. Hall.

This month’s presenters are Dr. John Tomecek, AgriLife Extension wildlife specialist, and Dr. Morgan Russell, AgriLife Extension range specialist, both based in San Angelo.

“Throughout Texas, numerous producers have incorporated hunting into their grazing operations,” Tomecek said. “However, some ranchers have lingering questions about diet and habitat requirements of both wildlife and livestock species, particularly the balance in brush control.”

Russell said during this webinar similarities and differences among grazing requirements will be emphasized. There also will be a rancher interview with a West Texas producer who has diversified his traditional cattle operation with hunting leases and guided hunts and will offer his do’s and don’ts for managing hunting and grazing.

No Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units will be offered during this webinar, so there is no fee, Flores said.

On-line registration to join the group in Tarrant County can be made at:

http://agrilife.org/urbantarrantag/program-registration

We meet over the noon hour in the Fort Worth Room at the Extension office located at 200 Taylor St., in Fort Worth.

If you prefer to join from your home computer the webinar can be accessed at http://naturalresourcewebinars.tamu.edu

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