Panhandle Farm and Ranch Management Symposium set for Dec. 4

Event part of annual Amarillo Farm and Ranch Show

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608,
Contact: Rick Auckerman, 806-364-3573,

AMARILLO – The 29th annual Panhandle Farm and Ranch Management Symposium will be held Dec. 4 by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service during the IDEAg Amarillo Farm and Ranch Show at the Amarillo Civic Center.

Registration will be from 1:15-1:45 p.m., with a fee of $10 per person, said Rick Auckerman, AgriLife Extension agriculture and natural resources agent in Deaf Smith County.

Three Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units will available: two general and one laws and regulations.

The following are topics and speakers scheduled:

– Useful Information, Tools and Resources to Optimize Irrigation Management, Dr. Dana Porter,

AgriLife Extension ag engineering specialist-irrigation and water management, Lubbock.

– Nitrogen Management for High Plains Wheat – Is Your Top Dress N Late?, Dr. Calvin Trostle,

AgriLife Extension agronomist, Lubbock.

– Nutrient Uptake in Your Corn Crop, Paul Wayland with Wilbur-Ellis, Dimmitt.

– Balancing Forages with Stocking Rates, Dr. Tim Steffens, assistant professor of range management, West Texas A&M University, Canyon.

– Laws and Regulations, Steven Boston, Texas Department of Agriculture inspector, Lubbock.

The conference will conclude at 6 p.m. after continuing education paperwork is completed.


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