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ASU Agriculture Department to Host Range Management Conference

August 04, 2011

Angelo State University’s Agriculture Department is joining with the Texas Section Society for Range Management (TSSRM) to host the 2011 TSSRM Annual Meeting Oct. 12-14 at the McNease Convention Center in San Angelo.

The theme for the annual meeting is “Rangeland Stewardship: A History of Heritage, A Future of Change.” Presentations during the meeting will include a session for ranchers, land managers and young range professionals; a program on using technology to promote rangeland products, including livestock, recreation opportunities and rangeland tours; and discussions with ranchers and scientists on ways to adapt to the ever-changing field of ranching and range management.

Other activities will include a reception featuring live music and an auction, a tour of historic Downtown San Angelo, a shooting outing at the San Angelo Clay Bird Association, an awards luncheon, an evening of dinner and dance, and a tour of the Jim Terry Ranch in Coke County. At the Terry Ranch, participants will learn about recovery from the recent wildfires and the increase in wind energy and oil exploration, as well as view demonstrations by Priefert Ranch Equipment, Stay-Tuff Fence and Yellowhouse Machinery.

Cost to attend the meeting is $100, $60 for spouses and $75 for students. To register, contact Corey Owens in the ASU Agriculture Department at 325-942-2029, ext. 285, or corey.owens@angelo.edu. Online registration is also available at http://timssnet2.allenpress.com/ECOMSRMA/timssnet/products/tnt_products.cfm. For hotel accommodations, participants can contact Springhill Suites at 325-949-6900, Holiday Inn Express at 325-223-2200 or Comfort Suites at 325-944-8600.

Sponsorships and exhibitor space are still available. Anyone interested in sponsoring the meeting or reserving space for a commercial exhibit can contact Corey Owens in the ASU Agriculture Department or Mandi Ligon, Exhibitor Committee chair, at 940-733-0120 or allsmiles2ya@yahoo.com by Aug. 31.

The TSSRM is a society of landowners and professionals concerned with range, wildlife and water conservation in Texas. More information is available online at http://texas.rangelands.org/.

 

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