Farm & Ranch

East Texas Alfalfa Conference March 24 in Overton


OVERTON – The East Texas Alfalfa Conference will be held March 24 in Overton.

The event begins with registration from 7:30-8:15 a.m. at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 1710 N. Farm-to-Market Road 3053 and ends at 3:45 p.m.

Cost is $20 if preregistered by March 21 or $30 the day of the event, which includes conference materials, lunch and snacks.

The best window of time to trap wild pigs is about to close


OVERTON – Wild pigs are most vulnerable to trapping before food and forages become more available in the spring, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert.

Dr. Billy Higginbotham, AgriLife Extension wildlife specialist, Overton, said most acorns have either been consumed or are rotting on the ground now, and wild pigs are searching for alternative food sources.