Texas landowners and managers interested in conducting prescribed burns in their pastures are encouraged to participate in the Prescribed Burn Workshop slated Friday, Feb. 15, at the Jim Wells County Fairgrounds in Alice at 8:30 a.m.
Participants of this workshop will get updated information on rules and regulations and safety considerations for coordinating and conducting prescribed burns. A certificate of complete also will be issued to individuals participating in this workshop in its entirety. All Jim Wells County residents interested in conducting prescribed burns are encouraged to attend.
A registration fee of $35 will be collected to offset the cost of the workshop. A noon meal will be provided to all registered participants. To ensure that adequate meal and facility arrangements can be made, please RSVP to the County Extension Office at 361-668-5705 by Friday, Feb. 8.
Meanwhile, the Monte Mucho Soil and Water Conservation District, along with the Texas AgriLife Extension Service, will hold a pesticide application recertification workshop on Wednesday, Feb. 27 at the First national Bank in the Bryan Gonzalez Community Room, 305 N. Smith Avenue in Hebbronville.
Presenters will include Garry Stephens and Vivian Garcia with USDA's Natural Resources and Conservation Service; Dr. Joe Paschal, with Texas AgriLife Extension in Corpus Christi; and Bart Stockbridge, with the Texas Animal Health Commission from Beeville.
Registration for the pesticide training is 8 a.m. with classes to follow from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registration is just $10 and will include lunch. Attendees can earn 5 continuing education units. The pesticide application recertification workshop will include 2 of those CEUs in the general category, 1 CEU in integrated pest management, 1 CEU in laws and regulations, and also 1 CEU in the drift category.
Please RSVP by no later than Feb. 22 to Priscilla S. Chapa, office manager of the Monte Mucho SWCD at 361-527-3253, Extension 3.