Rolling Plains Agriculture Summit set for Sept. 10 in Seymour

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu
Contact: Martin Shaw, 940-889-5581, Martin.Shaw@ag.tamu.edu

SEYMOUR – The Rolling Plains Agriculture Summit will be held Sept. 10 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office for Baylor County, 500 N. Main St., Seymour.

Registration will begin at 8 a.m. with the program beginning at 8:30 a.m., said Martin Shaw, AgriLife Extension agriculture and natural resources agent for Baylor County. The event and meal are being sponsored by Loving Insurance, Farm Bureau and ADM.

Those planning to attend are asked to RSVP to the AgriLife Extension office for Baylor County at 889-5581 by Sept. 6.

Topics to be covered include:

- Wheat Management, Varieties, and Alternative Crops, Dr. Calvin Trostle, AgriLife Extension agronomist, Lubbock.

- Economic Outlook and Insurance Program Updates, Stan Bevers, AgriLife Extension economist, Vernon.

- Beef Cattle Management Practices, Dr. Ted McCollum, AgriLife Extension beef cattle specialist, Amarillo.

- Range Management and Brush Control, Dr. Robert Lyons, AgriLife Extension range specialist, Uvalde.

- Laws and Regulations updates, Henry Krusekopf, Texas Department of Agriculture inspector, Wichita Falls.

The noon lunch will include talks by David Worrall, Syngenta AgriPro wheat breeder in Vernon, and representatives of ADM, Elanco and the Texas Farm Bureau.

Three Texas Department of Agriculture private pesticide applicator continuing education units will be offered – one in laws and regulations, one integrated pest management and one general.

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