A Bexar County Grazing Land Stewardship Workshop in will be held May 25, 2010, at Bexar Bowling Alley and Social Hall, 15681 Bexar Bowling Road, in Marion. Registration deadline is May 20th.

The workshop will feature classroom instruction in the morning followed by an afternoon session of hands-on forage production and management instruction in the field. Attendees will receive a copy of the handbook, “Managing My Piece of Texas,” which is a collaboration of grazing strategies by the Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative (GLCI), NRCS and Texas AgriLife Extension Service.

8:30 Registration, Welcome and Introductions

9:00 Going Native, Tim Reinke, GLCI Specialist, NRCS

9:30 Why Don’t They Go There? Bob Lyons, Extension Range Specialist, Texas AgriLife Extension Service

10:00 Break

10:15 Drinking on the Ranch, Mark Moseley, GLCI Specialist, NRCS

10:45 Estimating Forage Production, Phillip Wright, GLCI Specialist, NRCS

11:15 Monitoring, Jason Hohlt, GLCI Specialist, NRCS

11:45 Catered Lunch/ Exhibits

1:00 Laws and Regulations, Dr. Don L. Renchie, Professor, Texas AgriLife Extension Specialist

2:00 Field Exercises- Each presentation will have a field exercise

4:00 Question and Answer/ Evaluations/CEU’s

A $25 registration per person or $40 per couple is required prior to the event and includes lunch, and two general and one laws and regulations continuing education units (CEUs). To register or for information, contact the Alamo RC&D at (830) 249-6163 or by e-mail at alamorcd@gmail.com. Information is also on the Alamo RC&D Web site at http://www.alamorcd.org.

The workshop is being sponsored by the Alamo, Bandera, Medina Valley Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCDs). The Alamo RC&D Area and Texas AgriLife Extension Service are equal opportunity providers and employers.