Ranchers from both sides of the border are invited to attend the Bi-National Ranchers Conference on June 24-25 at the Embassy Suites, 110 Calle Del Norte, in Laredo. The conference will be 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Wed., June 24 and 8:30 a.m. to noon on Thurs., June 25.

The conference topics include:

  • Basics of Prescribed Burning
  • Management Intensive Grazing in South Texas
  • Balancing Livestock and Wildlife
  • Exotic Grass Management on Rangeland
  • Current Issues in Beef Cattle Genetics
  • Livestock Supplementation During Drought
  • Animal Health Issues in Mexican Livestock
  • Update on Texas Fever Tick Eradication Program
  • USDA-NRCS Cattle Fever Tick Initiative
  • South Texas Buck Capture Project

The USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Webb Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) and Texas AgriLife Extension Service would like to thank the following for helping sponsor the two day workshops: Texas/Mexico Border Coalition CBO, BBVA Compass, Asociación Ganadera Local de Nuevo Laredo, ANGADI, Rio Bravo Resource Conservation and Development (RC&D), and Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative (GLCI).

Registration is $25 and includes social and evening meal on June 24. Three continuing education units (CEUs) in the general category will be offered to attendees.

For more information or to register by June 19, call the Webb SWCD at (956) 723-6643, ext. 3 or Webb County AgriLife Extension Service at (956) 721-2626. Anyone with special needs, please call the Extension office to make arrangements.