Texas: Pond Management Program, Baird, April 6

Pond management will be the topic of a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service program set April 6 in the agency’s Callahan County office, 100 W. 4th St., Suite 201 in Baird.

Registration will start at 8:30 a.m. with the program to follow at 9 a.m.

“With spring upon us, it’s time to start setting and implementing pond management goals,” said Karl Winge, AgriLife Extension agent in Callahan County. “Our area is blessed with a number of ponds that with a bit of added management done correctly, could easily return a profit. The goal of this program is to introduce, and in some cases demonstrate, the fundamental tools and techniques needed to achieve those goals.”

Topics and speakers will include:

  • Pond Location, Design and Stopping Leaking Ponds, Gary Franke, U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service soil conservation technician, Albany.
  • Fish Selection and Management, Steven Bardin, Texas Pro Lake Management, fisheries biologist, Comanche.
  • Aquatic Plant ID and Management, Dr. Michael Masser, AgriLife Extension fisheries specialist, College Station.

The program’s last presentation will be a hands-on electrofishing demonstration and assessment to be conducted on the Pruet Ranch, 2 miles south of Baird on U.S. Highway 83.

Three Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units in the general category will be offered.

Individual registration is $20, which includes lunch. For more information and to RSVP by April 2, call the AgriLife Extension office in Callahan County at 325-854-5835.

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