CLAUDE – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s annual Armstrong County Fall Producers Meeting will be Dec. 10 in the Armstrong County Activity Building, 901 Hurley in Claude.
“This meeting has been organized to address the needs and issues of all our local agriculture producers,” said Leicia Redwine, AgriLife Extension family and consumer sciences agent in Armstrong County.
The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m., with the program starting at 9 a.m. and concluding at 3 p.m. Five Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units – one laws and regulations, one integrated pest management and three general – will be available for private pesticide applicators.
There will be a $10 registration fee and lunch will be provided, Redwine said.
The program topics and speakers will be:
– Seeking Dividends, the Opportunities of Owning Your Own On-Farm Storage, Troy Skarke, Armstrong County producer and representing the Texas Grain Sorghum Producers Board.
– Range Recovery and Brush Management, Tim Steffens, AgriLife Extension range specialist, Canyon.
– Pesticide Laws and Regulations, Steven Boston, Texas Department of Agriculture inspector, Lubbock.
– Decisions Impacting Future Generations, Redwine.
– IPM for Sorghum, Wheat and Rangeland, Dr. Ed Bynum, AgriLife Extension entomologist, Amarillo.
– Using Your Smartphone or iPad in Agriculture, DeDe Jones, AgriLife Extension risk management specialist, Amarillo.
– Wheat, Corn, Sorghum and Beef Market Outlooks, Dr. Steve Amosson, AgriLife Extension economist, Amarillo.
– Weed and Brush Control Options, Jodie Stockett, Dow AgroSciences representative, Claude.
Those planning to attend are asked to contact the AgriLife Extension office in Claude at 806-226-3021 by Dec. 2.