Special to the Reporter

The Texas AgriLife Extension Service programs in Somervell, Bosque, Comanche, Eastland, Erath, Hamilton and Hood County will host a 5 hour Continuing Education Program on Thursday, Dec. 4 at the Texas AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Stephenville. Five continuing education credits (CEUís) will be offered to Private, Commercial and Non-Commercial Applicators.

The program registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. The presentations will begin promptly at 9 a.m. and conclude at 3 p.m.

Five topics will be discussed covering a wide range of subjects. They include Livestock and Forage Pests, Dr. Sonja Swiger, Texas AgriLife Extension Service, Extension Entomologist from Stephenville; Watershed Management, Mr. Whit Weems, County Extension Agent, Texas AgriLife Extension Service, Comanche County; Drift Minimization with a demonstration of various nozzle types and patterns; Pesticide Laws and Regulations, Dr. Don Renchie, Extension Program Leader for Agricultural and Environmental Safety, Texas AgriLife Extension Service, College Station and Rangeland Brush and Weed Control, Mr. Will Hatler, Extension Assistant, Texas AgriLife Extension Service, Stephenville.

The five hour program will include two General Hours, one hour Integrated Pest Management, one hour Drift Minimization and one hour of Laws and Regulations for your Private, Commercial and/or Non-Commercial applicator license.

For more information, contact the Somervell County Texas AgriLife Extension office at 254-897-2809. Registration is due no later than Monday, Nov. 24. Cost is $30 per person, which includes lunch, refreshments and materials.

Please make check payable to Erath County Ag Committee. Mail payment to: Erath County Ag Committee, 112 West College #109, Stephenville, TX 76401.

Individuals with disabilities who require an auxiliary aid, service or accommodation in order to participate in this program are encouraged to contact Texas AgriLife Extension Service in Erath County at 254-965-1460 to determine how reasonable accommodations can be made.