Hansford County will host AgriLife Wildfire Management Workshop

by Staff Report

Hansford County will be a satellite host site for the upcoming Texas A&M AgriLife Wildfire Preparation and Response Meeting on November 9th beginning with registration at 9:00 a.m.

The meeting will take place at the Hansford County Annex in the back meeting room. Lunch will be served.

“With early and late summer rainfall, and the amount of grass grown has created opportunity for Wildfire events this year and into 2024. We hope the moisture is abundant this winter, but dormant grasses provide fuel for pastures to be exposed to fire.” Nusser said.

He said this program will provide information to prepare for a wildfire event and learn more about the players that respond and how the process works. “This is more than a wildfire meeting with education on grazing management, prescribed burn, controlling brush in pastures, CRP, and EQUIP programs offered from NRCS. Along with testimony from those that have experienced past fire events.”

The program includes the following topics and speakers:

Strategies for wildfire preparation utilizing grazing and fire.

Effects of wildfires on rangeland and how to manage pastures post fire.

Brush Management impact on fire prevention

Preparing for the Response and Understanding Roles

Those interested in attending will need to RSVP to the Extension Office 806-659-4130 and there will be a $10 registration fee collected at the door.