Hay day set for May 4 in Young County

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu
Contact: Justin Rogers, 940-549-0737, Justin.rogers@ag.tamu.edu

GRAHAM – The Young County Hay Day sponsored by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will be held May 4 in the Young County Arena, 120 Barclay Blvd., Graham.

The program will begin with registration at 9:30 a.m. and conclude at 3 p.m. There will be a $10 registration fee, and a meal will be provided by Young County Farm Bureau.

Those planning to attend should RSVP by May 1 to Justin.rogers@ag.tamu.edu or 940-549-0737.

“Spring is here and it is time to make sure your forage pastures are in the best condition they can be,” said Justin Rogers, AgriLife Extension agriculture and natural resources agent for Young County. “We wanted to bring in experts on not only field management, but also those who can update us on what to expect in the way of legislation and insurance.”

The program will include the following topics and speakers:

– Legislative Update, Trey Berend, Texas Farm Bureau field representative, Seymour.

– Forage Management and Pasture Fertilization, James Locke, soils and crops consultant with the Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, Ardmore, Oklahoma.

– Aquatic Pond and Tank Management, Bob Lusk, Pond Boss Magazine, Sadler.

– Understanding Your Farm/Ranch Insurance Policy, Mike Sipes, State Farm Insurance agent in Graham, and a Young County Texas Farm Bureau Insurance representative.

Three general Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units will be offered for private applicator license holders.

For more information, contact Rogers at 940-549-0737.

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