The purpose of the annual Local Work Group meeting is to bring together conservation stakeholders to discuss conservation topics and issues, and to set local conservation priorities for Farm Bill conservation programs to help farmers, ranchers and private landowners conserve and manage the natural resources.
Starting at 9am, Sarah Cusser, a UT-Austin graduate student who studies native bees in agricultural environments will give an overview of native bees and general management considerations to protect habitat in agricultural environments. Following her talk, Agrilife Extension Program Leader Dr. Larry Redmon will address weed control strategies to improve production on pasture and hayland. One pesticide applicator CEU credit will be offered in Integrated Pest Management.
The meeting will follow the presentations by our two guest speakers.