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Ranching & Wildlife Expo Seminars

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NRG Center - Room 207

3 NRG Park

Houston, TX 77054

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2018 HLSR Ranching and Wildlife Expo Educational Seminars

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - NRG ARENA, ROOMS 2 & 3

10:45 a.m.—Cattle Market Report and Outlook for 2017 - Jeff Geider, TCU Ranch Management

11:45 a.m.Lunch--All Breeds Committee

1:00 p.m.— H – Calf: Educational Introduction & Kickoff – Jason Cook & Barry Summerour, HLSR Volunteers

1:30 p.m.— Pen Design and Handling Techniques to Minimize Herd Stress - Dr Ron Gill, TAMU Animal Science, Extension Livestock Specialist

2:30 p.m.— Managing for Cattle and Quail – Deborah Clark, Birdwell-Clark Ranch

3:15 p.m.— Chemical Application to Benefit Grazing and Wildlife (1 CEU, General) – Garry Stephens, Wildlife Habitat Federation

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - NRG CENTER, ROOM 207

12:00 p.m.— Identifying Predators on your Urban or Rural Land (With Live Animals) – Mary Anne Weber, Houston Audubon Society & Laura Sherrod, Texas Parks & Wildlife Dept

12:30 p.m.— Background and Implementation of Prescribed Burns (0.5 CEU, General) – Morgan Russell, PhD, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension

1:00 p.m.— Brush Management and Considerations for Follow-up (0.5 CEU, General) – Megan Clayton, PhD, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension

1:30 p.m.— Implements on the Ranch (0.5 CEU, Drift) – Stephen Deiss, Natural Resource Conservation Service

2:00 p.m.— Grazing Rotation for Maximum Cattle and Wildlife Benefit (0.5 CEU, General) – Megan Clayton, PhD, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension

2:30 p.m.— Managing for a Healthy Deer Herd – Bobby Eichler, Texas Parks & Wildlife Department

3:00 p.m.— Wild Game Preparation: White-tailed Deer - Prasek’s Hillje Smokehouse, El Campo, TX

Thursday, March 1, 2018 - NRG CENTER, ROOM 207

12:00 p.m. Learning Your Herps: Common Amphibians and Reptiles of Texas (With Live Animals) – Kelly Norrid, Texas Parks & Wildlife Department

12:30 p.m.— Managing Oil & Gas Production with Wildlife in Mind – Chase Currie, San Pedro Ranch

1:00 p.m.— Estate Planning: Ramsay Slugg, US Trust, Bank of America

1:30 p.m.— Profiting on your Land from Wildlife– Greg Simons, Wildlife Systems

2:00 p.m.— 2017 Legislative Update – Texas State Representative Kyle Kacal (R-College Station)

2:30 p.m.— Ranch Financing Update and 2017 Texas Rural Lands Markets Report – Joe Patterson, Vice President Ranch Lending, Crockett National Bank.

3:00 p.m.— Wild Game Preparation: Exotic Deer & Antelope – Prasek’s Hillje Smokehouse, El Campo, TX

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Houston, TX 77054

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