Mini agriculture conference set Sept. 11 in Hemphill County

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu
Contact: Andy Holloway, 806-323-9114, andy.holloway@ag.tamu.edu

CANADIAN – A Mini Ag Conference, hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, is set for Sept. 11 at the Hemphill County Exhibition Center, 10865 Exhibition Center Road in Canadian.

The program is designed to provide beef producers with important information, said Andy Holloway, AgriLife Extension agriculture and natural resources agent for Hemphill County.

Registration is $25 per person and includes lunch. Those planning to attend should RSVP to the AgriLife Extension Hemphill County office at 806-323-9114 or andy.holloway@ag.tamu.edu by Sept. 8.

The program will begin with registration at 8 a.m. followed by a morning program featuring Dr. Ted McCollum, AgriLife Extension beef cattle specialist in Amarillo, who will discuss cow herd nutrition for fall and winter, trichomoniasis in herd bulls and critical issues facing ranchers.

Filling out the rest of the morning program will be Dr. Tim Steffens, AgriLife Extension range specialist in Canyon, discussing grass grazing and animal management.

The noon program will include a wildfire video titled “The Ties That Bind.”

The afternoon program will begin with Janet Guthrie, Hemphill County Underground Water Conservation District executive director, discussing the 3D water model. She will be followed by Cary Franks, Capital Farm Credit senior crop and rangeland specialist, who will provide an update on drought insurance protection and the advantages and disadvantages.

The meeting will wrap up with questions and answers and conclude by 3 p.m.

This event is being sponsored by Hi Pro, Canadian AH&N, Daniels Trading Group, Capital Farm Credit, Hemphill County Underground Water District & Plains Land Bank.

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