Texas: Williamson County Crops Conference, Taylor, Oct. 16

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Williamson County will present its Crops Conference Oct. 16 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 2201 4th St. in Taylor.

The cost is $15 with breakfast and lunch provided.

Day-of registration begins at 7:15 a.m. with the program scheduled from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Conference preregistration is requested. To preregister, go here and click on ‘Program Registration’ or call the AgriLife Extension office at 512-943-3300.

“This program is meant to be the culmination of the year, bringing producers together and discussing where they are and what’s ahead,” said Tyler Coufal, AgriLife Extension agriculture and natural resources agent, Williamson County.

“Program topics have been identified by the Williamson County Crops Committee, which is made up of a variety of producers from diverse agricultural operations. The goal is to address those issues that directly affect the bottom line of local operations.”

Conference topics will include weed control in cotton, drift management, timing of practices, rotation issues, nitrogen and protein in wheat, and integrated pest management. There will also  be a current market outlook.

Coufal said the conference will touch on every corner of the agricultural crops industry as it pertains to Williamson County. He said the program will also feature vendor booths and attendees will be given sufficient time to speak with industry representatives and suppliers.

Three Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units — one laws and regulations, one integrated pest management and one general – are available to attendees.

“There will also be information on result demonstrations and what crop varieties may be valuable to local producers,” Coufal said. “Attendees will be presented with a lot of information that we hope they can apply to their own agriculture or agribusiness operation.”


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