Cotton, grain, risk management workshop set Oct. 19 in Wharton

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu

Contact: Mac Young, 361-265-9203, amyoung@ag.tamu.edu

WHARTON – A cotton and grain risk management and marketing workshop is scheduled Oct. 19 at the Wharton County Fairgrounds in Wharton.

The fairgrounds are at 6036 Farm-to-Market Road 961. There is no fee to attend. Sign-in begins at 8 a.m. with the program starting at 8:15 a.m.

A cotton and grain risk management and marketing workshop is scheduled Oct. 19 at the Wharton County Fairgrounds in Wharton. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Blair Fannin)

 “This is an excellent opportunity to be briefed on the need for budgeting, crop insurance choices, outlook and making marketing plans for the next crop year,” said Mac Young, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service program specialist, Corpus Christi.

Speakers and topics include:

      Budgeting Decision Tools: Determining Break-Even and Costs of Production, Young.

      U.S. Department of Agriculture Risk Management Agency Update, Francie Tolle, regional office director, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

      2018 Crop Insurance Choices, Tom Kelly, Wiese Crop Insurance, Eagle Lake.

      Crop Insurance Decision Tools, Dr. Steven Klose, AgriLife Extension economist, College Station.

      Developing a Management Plan: Incorporating Insurance into Production and a Farm Plan, Dr. Mark Welch, AgriLife Extension grains marketing economist, College Station.

      Cotton Outlook, Marketing Tools and Strategies, Dr. John Robinson, AgriLife Extension cotton marketing economist, College Station.

      Grain Outlook, Marketing Tools and Strategies, Welch.

   For more information, call 361-265-9203.

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