Feral Hog Community Of Practice Webinar Rolls Dec. 18

A webinar on current and future wild hog research and management can be seen at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office for Bexar County.

Published on: Dec 10, 2012

A Feral Hog Community of Practice webinar on feral hog research and population management will run from 11:15 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Dec. 18 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office for Bexar County.

Bryan Davis, AgriLife Extension agent for Bexar County, says the webinar may be viewed at the agency's conference room, located in Suite 208 of Conroy Square, 3355 Cherry Ridge Drive in San Antonio.

"Despite all of the control efforts, feral hog numbers in the state continue to rise at an alarming rate," Davis says. "This Community of Practice webinar will provide important information on current and future research on feral hogs, as well as address practical aspects of feral hog management."

PIG OUT. A webinar on current and future feral hog research and management can be seen Dec. 18 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office for Bexar County.
PIG OUT. A webinar on current and future feral hog research and management can be seen Dec. 18 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office for Bexar County.
A Feral Hog Community of Practice is a resource area of various land-grant university and other experts focusing on control, adaptive management, biology, economics, disease risks, and human interface with feral hogs across the U.S., he says.

The webinar will being with registration and a light lunch from 11:15 a.m. to noon, followed by a presentation on feral hog research by Dr. Tyler Campbell from noon to 1 p.m. Campbell is with the Florida Field Station of the National Wildlife Research Center, part of the USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.

From 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., Davis will discuss feral hog population management.

"Our goal is that farmers, ranchers and other landowners will get critical information, resources and expert application of knowledge on issues related to feral hogs," Davis says.

Two continuing education units in integrated pest management can be earned for those attending this special webinar.

Registration is $15 on or before Dec. 17 and $20 thereafter.

To register for the feral hog webinar or to get more information, you can contact Angel Torres by calling 210-467-6575. Or you can reach Torres by Email at matorres@ag.tamu.edu