Texas AgriLife Extension Service in Lampasas, Burnet, and Llano Counties are pleased toannounce the annual Central Texas Cow/Calf Clinic, which will be held on Aug. 17, 2010 at the Lampasas County Farm Bureau Building (1793 N HWY 281) in Lampasas. Registration will begin at 8:30 am, with the program starting promptly at 9:00.
Highlighting this year’s program will be Judon Fambrough, Senior Lecturer specializing in real estate law for Texas A&M University’s Real Estate Center, speaking on landowner rights and specifically negotiating transmission line easements. "With the proposed CREZ (Competitive Renewable Energy Zones) transmission lines coming through all three counties, easements and landowner rights are a hot topic for our area ranchers and landowners. Judon’s presentation will focus on what landowners should do when the rightofway agent comes knocking on their door," said Jason Byrd, AgriLife Extension Agent in Lampasas County.
Also on the agenda is Dr. Rich Machen, Extension Livestock Specialist. He will discuss the present cattle industry and whether or not some producers should "stay in". Bill Thompson, Extension Economist, will give a presentation on "What cattle buyers are looking for in 2010" and also give a market update. Rounding out the program will be Jason Byrd, County Extension Agent in Lampasas County, speaking about mineral supplementation needs for beef cattle.
Two Department of Agriculture continuing education units (general) will be offered for those with a pesticide applicator’s license. Cost to attend the 2010 Central Texas Cow/Calf Clinic is $10 per person, which includes refreshments, a catered lunch, and any printed materials. In order to get an accurate count for lunch, please RSVP to the Lampasas County Extension Office (512-556-8271 or at firstname.lastname@example.org) by Aug. 10th if you plan on attending. We’ve got an excellent program put together this year, one you definitely won’t want to miss!