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Wildlife damage management webinar set Oct. 20

published: October 12th 2020
by: Susan Himes
source: Texas AgriLife Today

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in District 6, serving the counties of West Texas, will address managing the damage done by wildlife in its next free “On the Line with AgriLife” webinar at 9 a.m. on Oct. 20.The webinar will be held on the Zoom platform, but participants also have the option to call in to 346-248-7799.

The topic of the webinar is “Integrated Wildlife Damage Management.” John Tomecek, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension wildlife specialist, Thrall, will be the featured speaker.

“Wildlife can do extraordinary damage, and we’re pleased to present Dr. Tomecek as our AgriLife Extension expert speaker this month,” said Jessica McCrory, AgriLife Extension agent for Terrell County. “Whether it is feral hogs, coyotes or any of the other animals Texans have to contend with, this topic impacts ranchers and farmers statewide.”

The webinar will run around 30 minutes and feature a brief presentation by Tomecek, followed by a question and answer period.

Webinars are held the third Tuesday of each month and feature various AgriLife Extension agents and specialists discussing topics important to West Texas stakeholders.

“‘On the Line with AgriLife’ was developed to be an easy way for our landowners and producers to receive up-to-date information,” said Emily Grant, AgriLife Extension agent for Val Verde County. “As they are out and about in the morning, be it in the truck or on their tractor, we encourage them to quickly call in to listen to the update as well as ask questions of our specialists.”

AgriLife Extension agents McCrory and Grant; along with Payton Keifer, Pecos County; Cody Trimble, Glasscock County; Tanner Hash, Martin County; Dakota Kempken, Glasscock County; Sami Lindsey, Crane County; Jessica McCrory, Terrell County; and Matlin Sain, Presidio County, organized the series.

Additional information on series may be found on the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Far West Texas District 6 Facebook page. A schedule of specific topics for each date is also available online. You can also get text reminders about programs by sending @OTLWA to 81010.

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