Texas Plant Protection Conference, Bryan, Dec. 7-8

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    The 33rd Annual Texas Plant Protection Conference will be in-person (with a virtual option for those that choose to attend on line) on December 7 & 8 at the Brazos Center in Bryan. This years conference theme is “ Current and Emerging Trends in Texas Agriculture.”

    Ray Smith, TPPA Board Chairman and conference founder, said “It will be great to return to an in person conference this year.  Last year’s virtual conference provided a lot of good information, but personal contact was missing.  Afterwards, it felt like we did not have a conference.  Personal contact and communication during the conference is very important. I guess we know how the school kids feel!”

    “The focus of the General Session on Dec. 7th will be carbon  credit/offset programs and the science behind them,” says TPPA President Josh McGinty. “In the last few months, I’ve heard more about these programs than ever before, and we thought the conference would be a good opportunity to introduce our attendees to the idea of carbon offsets and how Texas farmers might approach participating in these programs.”

    To view the complete conference agenda including the crop sessions, click here: Conference Agenda.

    CEUs have been approve for Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) Pesticide Licensee. The maximum number of TDA CEUs is 8. Also CEUs will be offered for CCA’s. The maximum number of CCA CEUs is 10.5 CEUs.

    The poster session is a key element of the conference and a great venue for graduate students and other researchers to share the latest information regarding their research projects with the TPPA members and guests who attend the conference.

    Pest ID Contest is a great fun learning experience, where winners receive cash prizes. This session of the conference is conducted by Dr. Barron Rector, Texas A & M AgriLife Extension Service.

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    Conference registration in open and you can register on line for the in-person conference or for the virtual conference. Registering early before November 6 saves you some money and assistance us in planning for the conference Click here to register: Conference Registration.

    Rooms have been blocked at the Embassy Suites in College Station for those attending the 33rd Annual Texas Plant Protection Conference. Click Here for additional information: Embassy Suites

    Many of the agricultural companies and organizations are sponsors and/or exhibitors at the conference. Their support helps keep our registration fees low and it gives them the opportunity to interact with those attending. To register your company as a sponsor or exhibitor click here: Sponsors/Exhibitors.

    Check out the TPPA website for additional information: Click here: TPPA Conference.




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