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Grain elevator workshop scheduled for Jan. 30

Texas

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.

For a registration form, go to http://amarillo.tamu.edu/facultystaff/ed-bynum/upcoming-events.

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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