Special to the Reporter

Have you recently purchased land in the country? Or are you planning to move back to the family farm and escape the big-city hustle? Or maybe you’ve lived on your piece of property since the day you were born.

Whether you own five acres of 5,000, you will not want to miss the Hood and Somervell County Land Management Workshop on Saturday, Aug. 14, at the Granbury Convention Center in Granbury. The one-day program runs from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

It will be hosted by the Texas Forest Service, Texas AgriLife Extension Offices in Hood and Somervell Counties, Texas Parks & Wildlife, USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.

The workshop is tailored to provide assistance to landowners who are first-time/new landowners, those who grew up in a rural area or people who moved to urban areas for employment and are now wanting to move back to the farm or ranch.

This year’s topics include managing native plant species, brush management, pond construction and management, managing riparian areas, oak wilt, grazing management for small acreage, troubleshooting common wildlife habitat deficiencies, feral hogs and understanding ag and wildlife tax evaluations. The educational sessions will be presented by specialists in each area with plenty of question-and-answer time.

Registration is free and lunch will be on your own. To register or for more information, contact the Texas AgriLife Extension Office in Somervell County at 897-2809 or somervell-tx@tamu.edu.