ANNOUNCING: 2014 Blackland Income Growth (B.I.G) Wildlife Session

The 52nd Annual Blackland Income Growth (B.I.G.) Conference will be held on February 4-5, 2014, at the Extraco Events Center in Waco. The conference will include a wildlife session focusing on innovations in feral hog control on Tuesday, February 4. The program will begin at 2:00 pm and conclude at 4:30 pm. Cost for attending sessions on Tuesday is $20.00, payable at the door, and includes a noon luncheon. This years’ wildlife session is being sponsored by Buck Forage Products, Freedom Helicopters, and the Texas Landowners Association.

Dan Gaskins, Extension Feral Hog Program Assistant will emcee the program which will include the following topics and presenters: Thinking Outside of the Box Trap – Josh Gaskamp, Wildlife Consultant with the Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation; Hands on Hog/Coyote Snaring Demonstration – Lee Harris, B.I.G Chairman and Terry Shriver, Texas Wildlife Services. We will conclude the program with a question and answer session featuring our speakers.

There will be 1 General CEU offered. For more information please call the Bosque County Extension office at (254) 435-2331.

The 2014 Blacklands Income Growth (BIG) Cotton Session agenda speakers and topics are:

Dr. Thomas Isakeit, Professor and Extension Field Crops Specialist, “Cotton Root Rot”; Dr. Robert Lemon, Cotton Development Specialist, Dow AgroSciences, and Dr. Luke Etheredge, Weed Management TDR, Monsanto, “New Herbicide Resistant Technologies”; Dr. Gaylon Morgan, Associate Professor and State Extension Cotton Specialist, “ Variety and Technology Update”.

The agenda topics were discussed and selected by producers on the BIG Cotton Commodity Committee. The subject matter entails new technologies and a variety update along with pertinent material important for cotton producers. Producers are urged to attend this educational meeting dedicated to understanding and hopefully provide solutions to issues in production.

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