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Llano County Extension Office holding pest control, estate planning courses

LLANO — The Llano County Extension Office will hold two courses on pest control and a program about estate planning in the coming weeks.

• The estate planning program is 6-8:30 p.m. Nov. 29 at St. James Lutheran Church, 1401 Ford St. Registration is 5:30 p.m.

The cost of the program is $20 for those who pre-register and $25 at the door. A meal is included.

Wayne A. Hayenga, professor emeritus and extension specialist with Texas AgriLIFE Extension Service, is an agricultural economist and attorney and works extensively with farmers, ranchers and family-owned firms in financial, business and estate-tax planning, according to a news release. He is a member of the Texas and American Bar Associations and the American Agricultural Law Association and is past chairman of the Agricultural Law Committee of the State Bar of Texas and past president of the Brazos Valley Estate and Financial Planning Council.

To pre-register, call the Extension Office at (325) 257-5159 by Nov. 23.

• A training course necessary to obtain a private pesticide applicators license is 8:15 a.m. Dec. 5 in the meeting room at the Extension Office, 1447 Texas 71, Unit E. Registration is 8 a.m.

The cost of the course is $75 and includes study materials, reference manuals and a noon meal.

Llano County Extension Agent Jamie Osbourn will present the class. A Texas Department of Agriculture representative will administer the one-hour license test after lunch.

To pre-register and pick up materials, call (325) 247-5159 or visit the Extension Office.

• A conference for those in pest control who need continuing education units to help fulfill re-certification requirements is Dec. 6 at St. James Lutheran Church.

The program is for those with a valid private applicators license, a commercial applicators license or a noncommercial applicators license.

The conference begins at 9 a.m. with registration at 8:30 a.m. Cost is $25 for those who pre-register and $30 at the door. It includes refreshments and lunch.

Burnet County Extension Agent Wade Hibler will discuss “Insect Integrated Pest Management"; the Texas Forest Service’s Robert Edmonson will discuss “Oak Wilt and Tree Diseases and Care"; Wayne Rhoden, past president of the Texas Master Gardener Association will discuss “Water Quality Safety and Plant Selection in the Landscape"; Eric Thorson of Dow AgroSciences will discuss “Weed & Brush Control"; and Kyle Eckert with the Texas Department of Agriculture will discuss “Pesticide Laws and Regulations."

To pre-register, call the Extension Office at (325) 247-5159 by Nov. 30.