|12/18 - 3/23||Onsite|
The Ranch Management University is an intensive 5-day event targeting new or inexperienced ranchers and landowners and covers the fundamentals of soils and soil fertility, forage establishment, pasture management, and utilization by livestock. Basic livestock management practices such as castrating and vaccinating calves are demonstrated. Grazing management, stocking rate, and body condition scoring are also highlighted. Additionally, several wildlife management topics are covered for those interested in managing white-tailed deer, turkey, quail, feral hogs, and farm ponds. Approximately one-half the workshop involves lectures and discussion, with the remainder consisting of the field demonstrations of various how to methods of soil sampling, planting, calibrating sprayers, and inoculating legume seed. Various forage species, including bermudagrass, small grains, annual ryegrass, and clovers are studied by workshop attendees. Additional demonstrations covers deer necropsy, hog trap management, and pond fisheries management. Plenty of time is allowed for interaction with Texas A&M University faculty with expertise and experience in all management facets of the soil-plant-animal interface and wildlife management.
The course will begin at 12:20 pm on Monday, April 2, 2018 and conclude at noon on Friday, April 6, 2018. On Tuesday - Thursday we will begin with breakfast (7:15 am) and end with dinner (7 pm).
NOTE: all meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks) and an RMU workbook with all Power Point presentations, contact information, glossary, etc. and a flash drive containing hundreds of relevant publications are provided.
If a cancellation becomes necessary, please send notification to firstname.lastname@example.org. Cancellations received no later than March 20, 2018 will receive a refund minus a $150 administrative fee.