31st Southern Arizona Ag Day in Willcox

A rural landowner is a wildlife manager. That's a concept Ag Day organizers want area residents to consider as the 31st annual program approaches next week.Along with the informative offerings farmers and ranchers have come to expect, a new workshop, "Living with Wildlife: A Workshop for Land Owners" is geared toward the small acreage owners--anywhere from one acre to 40.

"If you are a landowner, you are a wildlife manager," says Jim Knight, with the Montana State University Cooperative Extension. "You can influence how healthy the wildlife populations are on your land, where they congregate and how their habitat and populations are managed."

Extension agent Kim McReynolds, with the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension, quotes Knight when describing this new Ag Day workshop, to be held from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 3 in the Dining Room at the Willcox Community Center, 312 West Stewart St.

Read more about this and other Ag Day activities--several presented by CALS faculty--in the January 27 issue of the Arizona Range News at the link below.

Also see http://extension.arizona.edu/events/31st-southeastern-arizona-agday.

This year's Ag Day is dedicated to the memory of Larry Sullivan, former extension agent who died on January 5, 2010.

Contact name: 
Kim McReynolds, Cochise County Cooperative Extension
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Released date: 
Jan 29 2010