Conservation Matters July 2013

The Texas Land, Water and Wildlife Connection

Winter pastures training for Central and East Texas Aug. 23

Winter pastures training for Central and East Texas Aug. 23

Many producers contact her too late for advice in establishing winter pastures, said Dr. Vanessa Corriher-Olson, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service forage specialist, in Overton.

“And when it comes to winter pastures, there’s nothing worse than too late,” Corriher-Olson said.

To help producers do the best possible job of planning winter pastures, Corriher-Olson and Dr. Jason Banta, AgriLife Extension beef specialist, will be conducting the Winter Pastures for Central and East Texas short course from 9:30 a.m–5 p.m. Aug. 26 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Overton.

Corriher-Olson said the program will answer many of the questions people commonly have about establishing winter pastures, such as: Which species are best suited to a particular type of operation? How much in feed costs can they expect to save? How do should they interpret seed tag information? How can they create a custom soil and production map for a farm from satellite data?

Registration for the program is $60 and includes lunch and program materials. Seating will be limited to the first 50 people to register. Register online at

Read the full AgriLife TODAY article for more information.

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