The Cooperative Extension Program at Prairie View A&M University will be partnering with the Landowners Association of Texas and the Texas Small Farmers and Ranchers-CBO to conduct an Agroforestry Workshop that will focus on educating producers about options for managing timber for profit. The program will start with a series of field visits to see how local producers are managing their timber land. The second half of the day will feature speakers such as: John Boyette- Texas A&M Forest Service; Dr. Joshua Idassi- North Carolina A&T State University, representatives from the forestry department of Stephen F. Austin State University and representatives from the Farm Service Agency (FSA) and the Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS). Silvopasture Management, Alley Cropping, Controlling Timber Pests, Financing Options for Timber Production and Conservation Planning are topics that will be discussed. For those with pesticide licenses, we will be offering 1 CEU for this program.

This workshop will be held at the Nacogdoches Courthouse Annex- 203 W Main St. Nacogdoches, TX. On Thursday, September 24th from 9am-4pm with registration beginning at 8:30am. Transportation will be arranged for those participants coming from counties over 1 hour away. A 30 passenger van will be available in each county (Smith Co., Houston Co. and Bowie Co) to bring you to the program and back. To reserve your seat please contact the agent in the county closest to you.

To R.S.V.P and to reserve a seat contact:
John Miles (936) 560-7711 (Nacogdoches Co.)
Brandon Hawkins (903) 628-6702 (Bowie Co.)
Corey Hicks (936) 544-7502 (Houston Co.)
Ashley Pellerin (903) 590-2980 (Smith Co.)