The Ranch Management University is an intensive 4-day event that targets new or inexperienced ranchers and landowners. It is produced and taught by Texas A&M University and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Faculty.
Learn more about:
- the fundamentals of soils and soil fertility, forage establishment, pasture management, and utilization by livestock
- sampling soils and determining appropriate fertilizer application rates
- basic livestock selection and management practices such as castrating, vaccinating, and de-horning calves
- grazing management, stocking rate, and body condition scoring
- developing a business and marketing plan and how to maintain appropriate records for your ranching operation
- wildlife management topics such as managing white-tailed deer, turkey, quail, feral hogs, and farm ponds
Approximately two-thirds of the workshop involves lectures and discussion, with the remainder consisting of the field demonstrations of various how to methods of soil sampling, planting, calibrating sprayers, and inoculating legume seed. Various forage species, including bermudagrass, small grains, annual ryegrass, and clovers are studied by workshop attendees. Additional demonstrations covers hog trap management, and pond fisheries management. Plenty of time is allowed for interaction with Texas A&M University faculty with expertise and experience in all management facets of the soil-plant-animal interface and wildlife management.
- The Ranch Management University is held each April and October in College Station.
- It begins on Monday at 1:00pm and concludes on Friday at 12 noon.
- Enrollment is limited to the first 50 individuals to ensure there is adequate opportunity for interaction with faculty.
- If you would like to register for the next event, please go to http://agriliferegister.tamu.edu and type the key words “ranch management” in the search window.