Feral Hog Management Workshop set for Jan. 30 in La Vernia, TX

by: Paul Schattenberg, Texas A&M AgriLife

A Feral Hog Management Workshop will be held Jan. 30 at the La Vernia Chamber of Commerce, 12301 U.S. Highway 87 in La Vernia.

There is no cost for the program, which will be from 8:30 a.m.-3:15 p.m. with registration from 8-8:30 a.m.

“Property damage by feral hogs costs Texas landowners millions of dollars each year,” said Bryan Davis, AgriLife Extension agent for agriculture and natural resources in Wilson County. “In addition, feral hogs can also carry disease and their waste contributes to water source pollution.”

Davis said topics to be addressed at the workshop will include feral hog biology, agricultural regulations regarding feral hogs, water quality in South and Central Texas, feral hog control, transportation regulations and disease, population dynamics and research, and novel techniques and recent technology for management.

Lunch will be sponsored by San Antonio River Authority, and the program is provided through a Clean Water Act nonpoint source grant from the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

To get an accurate lunch count, attendees are asked to RSVP by Jan. 23 to the AgriLife Extension office in Wilson County at 830-393-7357.

For more information, contact Davis at the AgriLife Extension office or by email at By-davis@ag.tamu.edu.

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