‘Right-of-Way’ meeting set for Feb. 27 in Amarillo

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu
Contact: Rick Auckerman, 806-364-3573, r-auckerman@tamu.edu

AMARILLO – The annual “ROW” Conference for right-of-way management, conducted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, will be Feb. 27 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 6500 W. Amarillo Blvd. in Amarillo.

The program will begin with registration at 8:30 a.m. and end at 3:30 p.m., with lunch on your own, said Rick Auckerman, AgriLife Extension agriculture and natural resources agent in Deaf Smith County.

There is a $10 registration fee. No credit cards accepted; make checks payable to the Leadership Advisory Board. RSVP to r-auckerman@tamu.edu or 806-364-3573 by Feb. 23.

Participants can earn five Texas Department of Agriculture private pesticide applicator continuing education units. TDA pesticide numbers must be put on the sign-in sheet. TDA will no longer take any other form of identification

Program topics and presenters will be:

– General Vegetation Management in Right-of-Ways, Rhonda Franklin, Dow AgroSciences sales representative, Princeton.

– Weather Effects on Pesticide Applications, Chris Morris, National Weather Service journeyman forecaster, Amarillo.

– Laws and Regulations in Right-of-Ways, Levon Harmon, retired Texas Department of Agriculture inspector, Tulia.

– Prairie Dog Biology and Control, Joe Zotter, Texas Wildlife Services, wildlife biologist, Canyon.

– Use of Adjuvants in the Right-of-Way, Curt Franklin, Green Industries sales professional, Italy.

For more information, contact Auckerman at 806-364-3573 or r-auckerman@tamu.edu.

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