By Kay Ledbetter
A "Pork and Beef" Field Day will be presented by the Texas AgriLife Extension Service and USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service on June 29 at the Kenneth Ellis Farm near Childress, Texas.
There's an increased interest in Old World bluestem grass as a nutritional pasture grass for livestock, but it requires management and fertilization, says Lonnie Jenschke, AgriLife Extension agricultural and natural science agent in Childress County.
In addition, Jenschke notes feral hogs are becoming more of a nuisance in the county, so that topic has been combined as part of a discussion of county management practices, as well as quail habitat and management.
The program will run from 9 a.m. to noon, with lunch served following the program, he says. Those planning on attending should RSVP through calling 940-937-2351 by June 22.
Presentations will cover Old World bluestems, pasture management, quail management, feral hog control, marketing feral hogs, the Environmental Quality Incentive Program and native pasture restoration, Conservation Reserve Program and Childress agriculture.
Additionally, Dow and DuPont chemical companies will present their latest product updates.
Three continuing education units (CEUs) will be offered.
-Kay Ledbetter is with Texas A&M Agriculture Communications, Amarillo.