Texas AgriLife Extension Service in Lampasas, Burnet, and Llano Counties are proud to present a “Predator Awareness Workshop,” beginning with registration at 8:45 am on November 10, 2009 in Lampasas, at the Lampasas County Show Barn. The show barn is located in Lampasas at the intersection of US Highways 281 N and 183/190 W (across 183 from the auction barn).
Participants will receive information on predators and predator issues, including: Interpreting the physical evidence of predation, Predator biology, Predators and wildlife management, Predators as vectors of Zoonotic Disease, Coyotes, Tools and techniques (non-lethal approaches, traps, snares, M-44’s, calling, etc.), and Ethics involved in predator management. Dr. Dale Rollins, Texas AgriLife Extension Wildlife Specialist, will be the main presenter. Also on hand will be Dr. Beverly Nix, Texas Department of State Health Services, and the local Wildlife Management Services staff working in Lampasas and the surrounding counties, discussing and demonstrating the tools they utilize on a daily basis to control predators. “Predator damage is responsible for thousands of dollars in lost revenue for livestock producers in Lampasas County,” said Jason Byrd, County Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources in Lampasas County. “The idea behind this workshop is to bring landowners and managers up to date on what is going on in our particular area with regard to predators, and what can be done about it.”
Five continuing education units (CEUs) will be offered for those with a pesticide license: 2 General, 2 IPM, and 1 Laws & Regs.) Participants will enjoy a catered noon meal on site. Anyone planning on attending is asked to RSVP to the Lampasas County Office (512-556-8271) or at email@example.com by Nov. 3, 2009 in order to get an accurate count for lunch. The cost to attend the program is $15 if registered by the Nov. 3 deadline or $25 thereafter. Please feel free to contact the Lampasas County Extension Office with any questions.