All Northeast Panhandle area crop producers are invited to the virtual Northeast Panhandle Crop Profitability Conference, an online crop budgeting and market outlook meeting hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offices in Ochiltree and Lipscomb counties on Jan. 7.
“This meeting has been conducted annually in Ochiltree County for over 15 years now, but this year we have to offer it as a virtual meeting due to the virus,” said Scott Strawn, AgriLife Extension agriculture and natural resources agent, Ochiltree County.
“It is a great meeting for producers to see the latest budgets for the major crops grown in the area based on current market outlook as well as variable and fixed production costs. This hopefully will help them begin to determine the crop mix on their respective farms.”
The registration fee is $10 per participant. The Zoom videoconference application will be used. In order to receive a conference link, attendees must register by 5 p.m. Jan. 5 by contacting AgriLife Extension’s office in Ochiltree County, 806-435-4501, or Lipscomb County, 806-862-4601, or by emailing Strawn or J.R. Sprague, AgriLife Extension agriculture and natural resources agent, Lipscomb County. Information on how to download and use Zoom will also be available.
The program will start at 9 a.m. and feature Justin Benavidez, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension economist, and DeDe Jones, AgriLife Extension risk management specialist, both from Amarillo, presenting enterprise budgets and the market outlook for all major crops for 2021.