Beef Cattle Short Course set for Jan. 8, Jan. 15 in San Antonio

Writer : Paul Schattenberg

SAN ANTONIO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Bexar County Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee will present the 2019 Beef Cattle Short Course on the evenings of Jan. 8 and Jan. 15 at the Ozuna Library of Palo Alto College, 1400 Villaret Blvd. in San Antonio,

A Beef Cattle Short Course is set for Jan. 8 and 15 at Palo Alto College in San Antonio.  (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo)

Day-of program registration begins at 5:30 p.m. each day with presentations beginning at 6:30 p.m. There will be free refreshments, door prizes and vendor booths.

The cost is $15 per session. To register for one or both sessions, send check or money order payable to Bexar Ag/NR Committee, 3355 Cherry Ridge, Suite 212, San Antonio, TX 78230.

Topics and presenters for the Jan. 8 session will be:

— Texas Beef Production Around the World, Dr. Joe Paschal, AgriLife Extension livestock specialist, Corpus Christi.

— International Marketing, Pasquale Swaner, AgriLife Extension agriculture and natural resources agent, Falls County.

Topics and presenters for the Jan. 15 session will be:

— Feeding Hay and Preparing for Spring Green-Up, Dr. Larry Redmon, AgriLife Extension forage specialist and program leader, College Station.

— Common Range and Brush Species – Effective Application and Timing, Dr. Bob Lyons, AgriLife Extension range specialist, Uvalde.

The Jan. 15 session will also offer two Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units – one general and one integrated pest management – for licensed applicators.

Sponsors include Capital Farm Credit, Full-O-Pep, Texas Farm Credit, Corteva agriscience, Dos Veces Hall Ranch Inc., Texas Farm Bureau and AgWorkers Insurance.

For a workshop flyer, go to

For more information, contact Sam Womble at the AgriLife Extension office in Bexar County at 210-631-0400 or

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