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Texas AgriLife Extension Service presents seminars during farm show

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The Southwest Farm & Ranch Classic and Texas AgriLife Extension team up to host unique symposiums at the fifth annual Southwest Farm & Ranch Classic in Lubbock, Texas, Jan. 27 to 29. Courses will include:

Gearing Up for 2009 Jan. 27; Room 107, Mark Brown and Brant Baugh--Coordinators. (3.0 TDA CEU's available.)

--9 a.m. to 9:05 a.m., Welcome and Introductions, Mark Brown, CEA-Agriculture, Lubbock County.

--9:05 a.m. to 10 a.m., "Cotton Management for 2009, and High Plains Picker vs Stripper Comparisons." Dr. Randy Boman, Extension Agronomist--Cotton at Lubbock.

--10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., "Farm Bill Basics and Market Update for 2009." Dr. Jackie Smith, Extension Economist-Management at Lubbock.

--10:30 to 11 a.m., "Managing Wheat for Grain." Dr. Calvin Trostle, Extension Agronomist at Lubbock.

--11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., "Fire Ant Quarantine Expansion In Texas." Mark Bills, Texas Department of Agriculture at Lubbock.

--11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., "2009 Planting Decisions--Grain Sorghum and Other Alternatives." Dr. Calvin Trostle, Extension Agronomist at Lubbock.

--12 p.m. to 12:30 p.m., "Managing Pests of Grain Sorghum." Brant Baugh, EA-IPM, Lubbock County.

To Pick or to Strip? Jan. 27; Room 107, Mark Brown--Coordinator. (Not credited for CEU's.)

--3 p.m. to 3:05 p.m., Welcome and Introductions, Mark Brown, CEA-Agriculture, Lubbock County

--3:05 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., "Economic Comparison of Strippers vs. Pickers." Jay Yates, Extension Risk Management Specialist at Lubbock.

--3:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., "Report from 2008 Textile Manufacturing Symposium at Clemson, SC" Mark Brown, CEA-Agriculture, Lubbock County.

Case IH and John Deere will both have the newest cotton pickers with on-board moduling systems at the show in the exhibits area.

Extension Educational Programs, Jan. 28, Room 107, Mark Brown--Coordinator. (3.0 TDA CEU's.)

--9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., "Managing Wheat for Grain" Mark Brown, CEA-Agriculture, Lubbock County.

--10 a.m. to 11 a.m., "Weed Management Decisions for 2009/Managing Morningglory." Dr. Peter Dotray, Weed Scientist, Texas AgriLife Research and Extension, TTU.

--11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.,"Fire Ant Quarantine Expansion In Texas."

--11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., "2009 Planting Decisions--Grain Sorghum and Other Alternatives." Mark Brown, CEA-Agriculture, Lubbock County.

--12 p.m. to 12:30 p.m., "Managing Pests of Grain Sorghum." Brant Baugh, EA-IPM, Lubbock County.

Lunch on your own.

Extension Profitability Workshop, Jan. 28, Room 107, Mark Brown--Coordinator. (Not credited for CEU's.)

--1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., "Profitability Decisions for 2009." Dr. Jackie Smith, Extension Economist at Lubbock. Jay Yates, Extension Risk Management Specialist at Lubbock. Jeff Pate, Extension Risk Management Specialist at Lubbock.

Rangeland Management Workshop, Jan. 29, Room 107, Mark Brown--Coordinator (1.0 TDA Gen CEU.)

--9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., "Extension Resources for Rangeland Management." Mark Brown, CEA-Agriculture, Lubbock County.

Final schedules for these courses will be updated at www.swclassic.com . The show is open to the public Jan. 27 to 29, with free admission and free parking. Additional information may be obtained from the show office at 806-798-7825 or by e-mailing show staff at swclassic@suddenlink.net.

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Date: 1/8/09



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