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  1. Oklahoma: Canola Schools – August 2 and 4

    July 20 @ 5:00 am - August 5 @ 1:00 am
  2. Tennessee: No-Till Field Day, Milan, July 28

    July 28 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  3. Tennessee: No-Till Field Day, Milan, July 28

    July 28 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  4. InfoAg Conference, St. Louis, Aug. 2-4

    August 2 @ 8:00 am - August 4 @ 5:00 pm
  5. Tennessee: Mid-South Ag Finance Conference, Martin, Aug. 3

    August 3 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  6. Arkansas: RiceTec Field Day, Harrisburg, Aug. 3

    August 3 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  7. New Mexico: Ag Science Center Field Day, Clovis, Aug. 3

    August 3 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  8. Texas: Cotton Fiber Quality Conference, Lubbock, Aug. 4

    August 4 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  9. Arkansas Rice Expo, Stuttgart, Aug. 10

    August 10 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  10. North Mississippi Row Crops Field Day, Verona, Aug. 11

    August 11 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  11. Texas: Small Grain Workshop, Brownwood, Aug. 11

    August 11 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  12. Texas: Pre-Plant Wheat Meeting, Amarillo, Aug. 12

    August 12 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  13. Kansas: Farm Succession Planning Seminar, Jewell, Aug. 16

    August 16 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  14. Illinois: Agronomy Day, Savoy, August 18

    August 18 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  15. Kansas: Farm Risk and Profit Conference, Manhattan, Aug. 18-19

    August 18 @ 8:00 am - August 19 @ 5:00 pm
  16. Kansas: Water Management Field Day, Colby, Aug. 23

    August 23 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  17. Georgia: Pest Manager Training Workshop, Savannah, Aug. 26

    August 26 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  18. Louisiana: Sweet Potato Field Day, Chase, Aug. 31

    August 31 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  19. California Almond Conference, Sacramento, Dec. 6-8

    December 6 @ 8:00 am - December 8 @ 5:00 pm

Arkansas: Restoring Quail Habitat Session Offered at Workshop & Field Day, May 18

Debra Ferguson
By Mary Hightower, University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture May 5, 2012

Land use changes have drastically cut bobwhite quail populations across the southern U.S., but there are steps landowners can take to give the birds a wing up.

Quail numbers boomed before the Civil War, then declined rapidly due to many factors involving how land is used and how it affects conditions the quail need including water, cover and roosting areas.

 

Restoring quail habitat is one of the sessions on the agenda at the May 18 Forestry Workshop and Field Day at the Southwest Research and Extension Center in Hope. The program runs from 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

“This workshop includes not only classroom, but field also presentations so landowners with forested areas can see what works in the real world,” said Jon Barry, associate professor-forestry extension for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. “It’s amazing how big a difference small changes can make in improving forest habit for both the trees and wildlife.”

The program opens at 8:30 with registration.

9:15 a .m. – auditorium presentations
Managing Forests for Wildlife — Rebecca McPeake, Cooperative Extension Service
Tree Identification — Jon Barry, Cooperative Extension Service

11:15 a.m. – field presentations
Tree ID Field Tour  — Jon Barry
Quail Habitat Restoration –Rex Roberg, Cooperative Extension Service

1 p.m. Lunch

1:45 p.m. – auditorium presentation
Arkansas Forestry Commission Services to Landownersby Larry Nance, deputy state forester, Arkansas Forestry Commission

Registration is $15 at the door, or $10 if registered by May 11. Contact Jon Barry at 870-777-9702 or jbarry@uaex.edu for more information. Registration forms and updates will be available at http://swrec.uark.edu/index.htm.

Debra Ferguson
By Mary Hightower, University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture May 5, 2012