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Grain elevator workshop scheduled for Jan. 30


The Texas High Plains Grain Elevator Workshop will be Jan. 30 at the Ashmore Inn and Suites, 2301 Interstate 40 East, Exit 72-A, in Amarillo, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist.

The meeting is set for 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., said Ed Bynum, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension entomologist in Amarillo. A registration fee of $40 may be paid in advance or at the door.

Program topics and speakers include:

--Grain storage safety and fumigation, Carol Jones, Oklahoma State University agricultural engineer, Stillwater, Okla.

--Worker protection standards and requirements, Glen Walkup, Compliance Plus owner, Amarillo.

--Aflatoxin risk management and sampling, Karen Carmichael, Charm Sciences associate, Lawrence, Mass.

--Laws and regulations, Casey Summers, Texas Department of Agriculture inspector, Lubbock.

--Weed control, T.V. Smith, DuPont vegetative specialist, Allen.

--Fumigation update, Dustin Corlett, Research Fumigation Co. food production services regional manager, Independence, Mo.

--Grain grading, Cash Burris, Amarillo Grain Exchange owner, Amarillo.

Continuing education units by the Texas Department of Agriculture for commercial, non-commercial and private applicator licensees are pending at this time, Bynum said.

Early registration is requested by Jan. 21. Checks and a registration form should be mailed to Ronda Fisher, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, 6500 Amarillo Blvd. W., Amarillo, Texas 79106. Make checks payable to: Tri-State Chapter of GEAPS.

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The program is jointly sponsored by AgriLife Extension and the Tri-State Chapter of Grain Elevator and Processing Society. For more information, contact Bynum, 806-677-5600, or Eric Kelley, president of the Tri-State Chapter, at 806-622-1639.

Date: 1/14/2013


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