|12/17 - 3/15|
This program has been canceled.
The Ranch Management University is an intense 5-day event targeting new or experienced ranchers and landowners, covering the fundamentals of soils/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 cattle body condition scoring are also highlighted. Planning for profit, horse production, financial assistance programs, connections between agriculture and health, fundamentals of lawn management and ag laws Texas landowners need to know will also be discussed. Additionally, several wildlife management topics are covered for those interested in managing white-tailed deer, turkey, quail, feral hogs, and honey bees. Approximately one-half of the workshop involves lectures and discussions, with the remainder consisting of the field demonstrations of various how-to methods of soil sampling, calibrating sprayers, and inoculating legume seed. Various forage species, including bermudagrass, small grains, annual ryegrass, and clovers are studied by workshop attendees. A demonstration covering hog trap management will also be given. Plenty of time allowing for interaction with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension faculty with experience in all management facets of the soil-plant-animal interface and wildlife management.
The course will begin at 12:30 pm on Monday, April 6 and conclude at 12 noon on Friday, April 10. Monday, April 6 will end with dinner (6 pm). Tuesday - Thursday, we will begin with breakfast (7:15 am) and end with dinner (6 pm). Friday will be breakfast only (7 am).
NOTE: All Meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks) along with an RMU workbook consisting of all PowerPoint presentations, contact information, glossary, etc., and a flash drive containing hundreds of relevant publications are provided.
Online Registration Has Closed
For more information, please contact Extension Conference Services (firstname.lastname@example.org or 979-845-2604).
If a cancellation becomes necessary, please send notification to email@example.com. Cancellations received no later than March 25, 2020 will be issued a refund minus a $175 administrative fee.