iPhone, iPad training for agricultural producers set for Dec. 19 in Muleshoe

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu
Contact: Curtis Preston, 806-272-4583, c-preston@tamu.edu

MULESHOE – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Bailey County will conduct an iPhone, iPad workshop for agricultural producers from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Dec. 19 in the AgriLife Extension office for Bailey County, 118 West Avenue C, Muleshoe.

“Our goal is to train farmers and ranchers to use their iPhones and iPads to make decisions to increase their bottom lines whether they are in the field, on the tractor or in the pickup,” said Curtis Preston, AgriLife Extension agent in Bailey County.

Preston said instructors will train producers to utilize specific “apps” to more effectively manage risks in their business and improve the profitability of their operations.

He said they will learn to access market data to help them evaluate relevant pricing strategies and learn to use the training team’s Cost of Production App to improve their knowledge of costs and break-evens of various commodities produced on the South Plains.

“They’ll also be introduced to a wide array of other apps related to marketing, budgeting, irrigation decisions, various time-saving calculators and other tools,” he said.

Preston said iPads with the apps already installed will be available for participants to use during the workshop.

“We want producers leaving this workshop to have a good working knowledge of how to enter data and use the various apps to improve their price and production risk management skills,” Preston said.

Preregistration is required by Dec. 17 as seating is limited. Individual registration is $30 and includes lunch.

For more information and to preregister, call the AgriLife Extension office in Bailey County at 806-272-4583.

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