Northeast Panhandle Grain Sorghum Conference set Feb. 26 in Perryton

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu
Contact: Scott Strawn, 806-435-4501, sstrawn@ag.tamu.edu

PERRYTON – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Ochiltree, Hansford and Lipscomb counties will host the Northeast Panhandle Grain Sorghum Conference Feb. 26 at the Ochiltree County Expo Building, 402 Expo Drive, Perryton.

Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m., followed by the program from 8 a.m.-noon. An auxin training is scheduled after lunch. The fee is $10 for the day, and lunch will be provided.

“This program helps producers get ready for the growing season as speakers update them on what’s new agronomically to the market outlook,” said Scott Strawn, AgriLife Extension agriculture and natural resources agent in Ochiltree County.

AgriLife Extension specialists, all from Amarillo, include Dr. Jourdan Bell, agronomist; Dr. Ed Bynum, entomologist; DeDe Jones, risk management; and Justin Benavidez, economist.

Three Texas Department of Agriculture private pesticide applicator continuing education units – two general and one integrated pest management – will be offered for the morning program.

An additional two laws and regulations CEUs will be offered beginning at 1 p.m. at the two-hour auxin training for purchasers and certified applicators of dicamba and 2,4-D choline products.

For more information, contact Strawn at 806-435-4501, sstrawn@ag.tamu.edu, or J.R. Sprague, AgriLife Extension agriculture and natural resources agent in Lipscomb County, at 806-862-4601 or h-sprague@tamu.edu.

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