Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, email@example.com
Contacts: Mac Young, 361-265-9203, firstname.lastname@example.org
Matt Bochat, 361-575-4581, email@example.com
VICTORIA – A cotton and grain risk management and marketing workshop will be held from 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Dec. 5 at the Victoria Educational Gardens Pavilion, 333 Bachelor Drive in Victoria.
Cost is $20 at the door and includes lunch.
“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.
Topics and speakers will be:
– 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, Jeff Nunley, executive director, Texas Cotton and Grain Association, Victoria.
– Crop Insurance Decision Tool, Dr. Steven Klose, AgriLife Extension economist, College Station.
– Developing a Management Plan: Incorporating Insurance into Production and Farm Plan, Dr. Mark Welch, AgriLife Extension grain marketing economist, College Station
– Cotton Outlook: Marketing Tools and Strategies, Dr. John Robinson, AgriLife Extension cotton economist, College Station.
– Grain Outlook: Marketing Tools and Strategies, Welch.
– Mid-and-Long-Term Weather Forecasts, John Metz, warning coordination meteorologist, National Weather Service, Corpus Christi.
For more information, call 361-265-9203.