Texas

Farmers and stockmen can update their knowledge of cropping and tillage systems, learn more about grazing and livestock production and hear an update on water districts at a Sept. 28 field day, at the Smith Farm, near Munday, TX.

"This field day will offer farmers and stockmen a wealth of crops and livestock information. Registration runs from 8 to 9 a.m.," said Galen Chandler, Texas Agricultural Extension Service district agriculture director. "The Smith Farm is 2.6 miles east of Munday on U.S. Highway 277, and about one-half mile south on County Road 4780. There is no charge to attend.

"Our 12 noon speaker is Wyman Meinzer, wildlife writer and photographer. He will share a slide and review of his new book, Rivers and Ranches of Texas, following a complimentary lunch," Chandler said.

The 9 to 10 a.m. session will feature these topics and speakers:

--Livestock production and grazing alternatives utilizing wheat and cool-season grasses, Dr. Bill Pinchak, Texas A&M associate professor of range animal nutrition, Vernon.

--Underground water districts update, State Rep. Rick Hardcastle, Vernon.

--Conservation tillage, Dr. Wayne Keeling, Texas A&M professor of systems agronomy and weed science, Lubbock.

The field day also will include a crops field tour, hosted by several Extension specialists and research scientists. Stops on the field tour will focus on cotton tillage, cropping systems, cotton varieties, BT cotton seeding rates and an insect update featuring relay crops and boll weevils.

Producers can earn three Continuing Education Units (CEUs), including one in laws and regulations, by attending this event, Chandler noted.

For more information on the Sept. 28 agriculture field day, call the Texas A&M Research and Extension Center, in Vernon, 940-552-9941; Chillicothe, 940-852-5125; or Munday, 940-477-4531.

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