The eXtension Feral Hogs Community of Practice will conduct a feral hog educational webinar series this fall for anyone needing information on this growing problem, said the webinar’s coordinator.
“Despite all the control efforts and the public’s awareness of the issue, feral hog numbers in the state continue to rise at an alarming rate,” said Jared Timmons, AgriLife Extension Plum Creek Watershed Feral Hog Education Program assistant at San Marcos. “The purpose of this series is to provide the public with the most current feral hog-related facts available in such a way that participants can interact with the experts from anywhere as long as they have Internet access.”
The Feral Hogs Community of Practice is a resource area within eXtension concentrating on the control, adaptive management, biology, economics, disease risks, and the human interface of feral hogs across the U.S., Timmons said. Its goal is to provide critical information, resources and expert application of knowledge.
To join the webinars, log in as a “guest” to: https://connect.extension.iastate.edu/feralhog . There is no charge for the series.
All webinars will be held from 12:00P.M.-1:00 P.M. Central Standard Time
September 18, 2012
The History and Biology of Feral Hogs in the United States
John J. Mayer, Ph.D. – Manager, Environmental Sciences, Savannah River National Laboratory, Savannah River Nuclear Solutions LLC
October 23, 2012
Control Techniques and Managing Feral Hog Populations
Billy Higginbotham, Ph.D. – Wildlife and Fisheries Extension Specialist, Texas AgriLife Extension Service
November 20, 2012
Feral Hog Disease Issues
Joseph Corn, Ph.D. – Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia
December 18, 2012
Current and Future Feral Hog Research
Tyler Campbell, Ph.D. – Feral Swine Project Leader, USDA APHIS, National Wildlife Research Center, Florida Field Station
On the day of the webinar you can interact with experts and view the entire webinar from anywhere with internet access.
For Questions Please Contact:
Jared Timmons @ email@example.com or 254-485-4886