Fisher County Cotton Workshop set April 9 in Roby

Writer: Writer: Susan Himes, 325-657-7315, Susan.Himes@ag.tamu.edu

Contact: Nick Dickson, 325-776-3259, Nick.Dickson@ag.tamu.edu

ROBY  The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Fisher County Cotton Workshop will be held April 9 at Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, 107 N. College St., Roby.

The preregistration deadline is April 5, and the cost is $10. RSVP by email or phone to Nick.Dickson@ag.tamu.edu  or 325-776-3259. Registration is at 8 a.m., and the workshop will run from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  

“This is a great opportunity to hear the latest news and learn about farm bill changes that affect cotton,” said Nick Dickson, AgriLife Extension agriculture and natural resources agent for Fisher County. “We’ll be discussing variety updates and also be doing an auxin training.

There are two Texas Department of Agriculture laws and regulations continuing education units available. Auxin training will start at 11:30 a.m. and conclude after the lunch break. Lunch from Rough Creek BBQ will be served.

Event sponsors include Capital Farm Credit, First National Bank of Rotan, First Financial Bank of Roby and Hargrove Crop Insurance.

Topics include:

  • Weed Management Considerations 2019 – Dr. Reagan Noland, AgriLife Extension agronomist, San Angelo.
  • Farm Bill Update and Cotton Outlook for 2019 – Bill Thompson, AgriLife Extension economist, San Angelo.
  • Variety Update 2019 Cotton Seed – Monsanto, Americot, Bayer, Dyna Gro and Corteva.
  • Auxin Training 2019 –  Dickson.

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