A Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service virtual event focusing on the drought facing West Texas producers will be held June 21.

The free virtual program, “Range Management Considerations During Drought,” will be from 11 a.m.-noon on the Zoom meeting platform.

Preregistration is required at https://tx.ag/RangeMgmtDroughtReg to attend online.

Those interested may also participate over the phone by calling 346-248-7799 at the start of the event. To participate, enter meeting ID: 924 9888 7692 and then passcode 749410.

“This webinar will provide valuable information to help land managers navigate the challenges of rangeland management during this extended drought,” said Josh Blanek, AgriLife Extension agriculture and natural resources agent for Tom Green County.

Drought Topics, Speaker

The featured speaker is Jeff Goodwin, Ph.D., Texas A&M Natural Resources Institute program director, Bryan-College Station. He will be discussing topics producers need to consider during drought, including:

• Range management.

• Stocking rates.

• Brush control.

Blanek said although drought in West Texas is never a surprise, making those hard management decisions are always tough.

“Dr. Goodwin will share his experience and knowledge with the webinar attendees, giving them the opportunity to make sound decisions to allow their pastures to recover quickly when the rain returns,” he said.

For additional information, contact Blanek at joshua.blanek@ag.tamu.edu, or Mark Zoeller, AgriLife Extension agriculture and natural resources agent for Schleicher County, at mark.zoeller@ag.tamu.edu.