The Cross Timbers Land Management Symposium on May 11 in Stephenville will offer landowners an array of informational and educational opportunities related to land stewardship.

The program is $30 per person and will take place from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at City Hall, 1907 E. Washington St. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

“This event will highlight land management practices, opportunities that are available, and present a trade show, having vendors that are relative to land management in the Cross Timbers Area,” said James Jackson, AgriLife Extension range program specialist at Stephenville. “It will highlight where the future of the industry is headed, economics of brush management on rangelands, brush management for wildlife, industry updates and alternative management practices.”

Topics and speakers include:

- Native grassland restoration, how plants grow and how to improve them, Ricky Linex, U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service wildlife biologist, Weatherford.

- Grazeable acres, Dr. Robert Lyons, AgriLife Extension range specialist, Uvalde.

- Aquatic vegetation management in pounds and sports fish management, Mike Porter, Noble Research Institute senior wildlife and fisheries consultant, Ardmore, Oklahoma.

- Weed and brush management from Bayer Environmental Science, Dr. Case Medlin, Bayer Crop Science regional stewardship manager, Paradise.

- Weed and brush management from Corteva AgroSciences, Dr. Chad Cummings, Corteva AgroSciences field research scientist, Bonham.

Lunch is provided.

Three Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units – two general and one integrated pest management – will be offered at the event.

Pre-registration is encouraged, Jackson said.

For more information or to register, contact the following AgriLife Extension offices -- Erath County, 254-965-1460, Hood County at 817-579-3280, Somervell County at 254-897-2809; Hamilton County at 254-386-3919; Comanche County Extension Office at 325-356-2539; Eastland County at 254-629-1093; Palo Pinto County at 940-659-1228.

Lonnie Jenschke is an Erath County extension agent.