The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service for Matagorda County will host the Feral Hog Mitigation and Management Workshop Dec. 13 at the Matagorda County Fairgrounds, 2604 Nichols Ave.
Jay Guerrero, regional director for Senator John Cornyn, will be in attendance. Cornyn was instrumental in obtaining a portion of $75 million, available to 10 states across the South for hog mitigation and management.
The event will begin at 9 a.m. It offers three Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units: one integrated pest management, one laws and regulations and one general.
The registration fee is $20 by check or money order payable to LAB, Leadership Advisory Board. All proceeds will be allocated to future feral hog mitigation efforts.
Workshop topics will include trapping strategies and integrated pest management approaches to feral hog mitigation. Presenters also will cover producer cost-share aerial gunning and strategic shooting options in detail.
There is no better time than now to learn to deal with these issues, said Aaron Sumrall, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension agent for agriculture and natural resources in Matagorda County.
Through the application of science-based knowledge, AgriLife Extension creates high-quality, relevant continuing education that encourages lasting and effective change.