Agriculture conference rescheduled for March 21
Blizzard conditions forced the postponement of the annual agriculture conference conducted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Gray County. It will now be held March 21 at the Clyde Carruth Livestock Pavilion in the concession area of the bull barns.
Registration will begin at 9 a.m., and the program will start at 9:30 a.m., according to Brandon McGinty, AgriLife Extension agriculture and natural resources agent for Gray County. There is a $10 fee for this conference and lunch will be provided by Gray/Roberts Farm Bureau.
Speakers and topics will include:
--Efficient Irrigation Systems, McGinty;
--"Strategic Irrigation Management Using AquaSpy Probes," David Sloane, AquaSpy agronomist, St. Louis, Mo.;
--Sorghum Production and Limited Irrigation, Rick Kochenower, Oklahoma State University Extension agronomist, Goodwell, Okla.;
--Texas Department of Transportation--Farm Truck Compliance, Chad Brooks, Texas Department of Public Safety, Pampa;
--Commodity Markets and Outlook, Steve Amosson, AgriLife Extension economist, Amarillo; and
--Laws and Regulations, Casey Summers, Texas Department of Agriculture representative, Amarillo.
Five Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units will be offered--one in laws and regulations and four general.
Preregistration is requested. Please contact McGinty by March 18 at 806-669-8033 to reserve a seat.