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2017-10-19

Continuing Education Opportunity at BEC, Oct. 25

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As many as 5 hours of Continuing Education Units (CEU) are available at this end-of-year opportunity provided by the Texas Agrilife Extension Service on Wednesday, Oct. 25, in the conference room at Bandera Electric Cooperative.
Experts will come from around the state and cover several topics, including laws and regulations, Zika, livestock pests, how to minimize drift and pesticide application.
The cost of the program is $30 for those that preregister, and $40 at the door. Lunch is included. Call the Extension Office at 830-796-7755 to pre-register or for more information.
5 hours of CEU credit are available:
• 2 hours Laws and Regulations;
• 1 hour Integrated Pest Management;
• 1 hour Drift Prevention; and
• 1 hour General.
Schedule: Wednesday,
Oct. 25
• 8 to 9 a.m.: Laws and Regulations Update
Dr. Mark Matocha, TAMU at College Station
• 9 to 10 a.m.: Zika Update
Dr. Charles Allen, from TAMU Research and Extension Center in San Angelo, will speak about the integrated pest management approach to managing the mosquito vector and disease prevention.
• 10:10 to 11 a.m.: Livestock Pests
Dr. Sonja Swiger, from TAMU Research and Extension Center in Stephenville, will speak about Cattle Fever Tick and other significant external livestock pests.
• 11 to noon: Stay on Target
Dr. Gaylon Morgan or a new Extension Weed Specialist from TAMU College Station campus will discuss how to minimize drift in row crop and rangeland applications.
• Noon: Lunch
• 1 to 2 p.m.: Good to know, Need to know, Must know!
Dr. Don Renchie from the TAMU College Station campus will talk about pesticide laws and regulations.