Extension News

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Feral Hogs Got You Down?

Fulton, Sharp, Izard, and Independence County Extension Offices will be hosting a workshop on feral hog control on Nov. 17 from 2-4 p.m. at the Turkey Mtn. Golf Club in Horseshoe Bend, Ark.

Registration is free, but seating is limited. So please, contact your respective county extension office or visit www.uaex.edu/feralhogs by November 14th to register. Fulton County: (870) 895-3301, Sharp: (870) 994-7363, Independence: (870) 793-8840, Izard: (870) 368-4323

There will be a trap demonstration, as well as speakers discussing feral hog's history and biology, law and regulations, the use of trail cameras, and how to trap effectively.

Feral hogs can cause extensive damage to pastures and hayfields, and renovating a field isn't cheap.

This seminar will be relevant to any and all landowners in these north central/north east AR counties. Please make plans to attend.

This workshop is being provided by the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service in conjunction with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, and refreshments are being provided by the Arkansas Forestry Association.

Production of publications was funded, in part, by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).

Fall Pesticide License Class (PAT)

Local farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural producers who wish to renew an expiring pesticide license or receive a first time private pesticide applicator license will have the opportunity to receive the required training.

Some of the folks that are up for recertification will have gotten a letter from the State Plant Board notifying them that their certification is up.

The training will be held in Salem on November 15th, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. at the Fulton County Fairgrounds in the Hickinbotham-Miller building.

Pesticide Applicator Training is approximately a two-hour course to certify Arkansas agricultural producers who wish to purchase and apply Restricted Use Pesticides (RUP's).

However, the information presented could also be useful for anyone interested in learning more about pesticide regulations, labeling, application equipment and safety issues. This training is NOT for certification of commercial (for-hire) pesticide applicators!

There is a $10 per person fee which must be paid at the door at the time of training. This fee is not related to the licensing fees charged by the State Plant Board. It is only for the training.

The fee for the license is $10 for one (1) year or $45 for five (5) years. That amount you will pay in later to the State Plant Board, not the Fulton Co. Extension Office. Checks or exact cash preferred.

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action institution.

If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate or need materials in another format, please contact your Fulton County Extension Office as soon as possible. Dial 711 for Arkansas Relay.

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