Drought conference set for March 27
"Dealing with Decades of Drought" will be conducted by the Texas AgriLife Extension Service in Randall County March 27 at the AgriLife Extension office, 200 North Brown Road in Canyon.
Drought production management strategies for row crops as well as cattle production will be the focus of the program, according to J.D. Ragland, AgriLife Extension agriculture and natural resources agent for Randall County.
Registration will begin at 8 a.m. and presentations will start at 8:30 a.m., Ragland said. Registration is $10 per person, and three Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units will be offered for private pesticide license holders. Those planning to attend should RSVP to 806-468-5543 at the AgriLife Extension office by noon on March 23.
This conference is primarily targeted for Randall County agricultural producers, as well as others who may be interested in learning more about decades of drought conditions and the impact on Randall County agriculture, Ragland said.
Topics and presenters will be: "Grain Production and Marketing Outlook as Drought Continues" by Steve Amosson, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension economist, Amarillo; "Dust Bowl Days--Are They Coming Back?" by Bob Stewart, Ph.D., director of the Dryland Institute at West Texas A&M University; "Maximizing Summer Forage Crops When It's Dry" by Brent Bean, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension agronomist, Amarillo; "Cattle Management, The Good, The Bad, The Ugly" by Ted McCollum, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension beef cattle specialist, Amarillo; and "Irrigation Data for Various Crops--Efficiency and Timing" by Nick Kenny, AgriLife Extension irrigation specialist, Amarillo.
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