LEVELLAND – The Texas AgriLife Extension Service office in Hockley County will conduct their High Plains Ag Conference from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 2 in the Oil Room at South Plains College, 1401 College Avenue in Levelland.
Five Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units – one in laws and regulations, 2.5 general and 1.5 integrated pest management – will be available for those with a private pesticide applicators license.
“The conference will offer a variety of topics relating to corn, cattle, irrigation and other subjects,” said Robert Scott, AgriLife Extension agent in Hockley County. “We’ll also have an outlook report on spring and summer forage crop strategies for next year. The Hockley County Ag Committee has taken special care in planning this event to include topics of interest for just about anybody who farms in our area.”
Other conference topics and their presenters will include: Corn Production Issues for 2012, Dr. Brent Bean, AgriLife Extension agronomist, Amarillo; Internal and External Parasites in Cattle, Dr. Ted McCollum, AgriLife Extension beef cattle specialist, Amarillo; Pesticide Laws and Regulations, Debbie Slocum, Texas Department of Agriculture pesticide inspector, Brownfield; Allocating Limited Irrigation in Different Cropping Strategies, Dr. Calvin Trostle, AgriLife Extension agronomist, Lubbock; and Update on Speciality Crops Production and Upcoming Issues, Dr. Russell Wallace, AgriLife Extension vegetable specialist, Lubbock.
Individual preregistration is $35 by Nov. 28 and $45 thereafter.
For more information and to preregister, call Scott at 806-894-3159 or go to http://hockley.agrilife.org/ for the complete program agenda and registration form.