Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Rick Minzenmayer, 325-365-5212,
WINGATE/SAN ANGELO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct two educational events in Runnels and Tom Green counties in the coming weeks, said Rick Minzenmayer, AgriLife Extension entomologist serving both counties.
Both meetings start at 9 a.m.
The 2012 Runnels County Turnrow Meeting is set for Sept. 20 at the Bill Belew Variety Trial, located on County Road 308 southeast of Wingate. The 2012 Tom Green County Cotton Field Tour is slated for Oct. 4 on the John and Doug Wilde farm, located east of San Angelo just north of the intersection of Loop 306 and Farm-to-Market Road 765.
“We will discuss both cotton and wheat varieties at the Runnels County event and top it off with a complimentary lunch served at the Wingate Lions Club Building that will conclude the meeting,” Minzenmayer said.
The Runnels County speakers will include Minzenmayer, Randal Schwartz, Boll Weevil Eradication Foundation, San Angelo; Dr. David Drake, AgriLife Extension agronomist at San Angelo; and representatives from crop insurance, chemical and seed companies.
Minzenmayer said the October Tom Green County tour stops will include an irrigated cotton variety test and a look at harvest-aid demonstration work. The tour will end at St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Wall for a complimentary meal and the day’s final speakers.
Two Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units in the general category will be offered at the Runnels County program. Three units — two general, one laws and regulations — will be offered at the Tom Green tour.
For more information and to RSVP for the Runnels County Turnrow Meeting, call Minzenmayer at 325-365-5212 by Sept. 17.
For more information and to RSVP for the Tom Green County Cotton Field Tour, call Minzenmayer or the AgriLife Extension office in Tom Green County at 325-659-6523 by Oct. 1.