Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service – McLennan County will host the Spring Forage and Hair Sheep Program on May 11th at Hungate Farm located at 653 County Road 105, Marlin TX.
The program will offer two (2) CEU hours with one (1) Integrated Pest Management and one (1) General category that can be put toward recertification of your TDA pesticide applicators license.
Bobby and Kayce Hungate of Hungate Farm will host this year’s Spring Forage & Hair Sheep Program. Dr. Reid Redden, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Sheep and Goat Specialist will introduce you to Hair Sheep, as well as discuss Nutrition, Parasite Management, Predator Control and Prevention. Dr. Vanessa Corriher-Olson, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Forage Specialist will present information on Managing Improved Bermudagrass Pastures for Hay Production as well as discuss Best Practices in Cutting Hay. Jake Mower, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Soils specialist will demonstrate a deep soil core sampler and cover the Importance of a Soils Test. Denise Winters, Synagro will partner with Dr. Shane McLellan, McLennan County Extension Agent on the BioSolid Result Demonstration. Colt Sharpton will be on the agenda to cook Hair Sheep Steaks and discuss Marketing Opportunities provided with hair sheep.
Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. and the program will start at 8:00 a.m. There will be a $10 registration fee. From Hwy 6, drive South East on FM 1860 for 6.2 miles, turn right on to CR 108 or Blue Buff Rd and drive 4.3 miles, turn right onto CR 105 and drive 1.5 miles, the entrance will be on the right.
Lunch currently will be sponsored by Hungate Farm and the McLennan County Beef and Forage Committee.
Participants should pre-register by May 1st by calling the McLennan County Extension Office at (254)757-5180.