Texas: Lower Rolling Plains Ag Conference, Snyder, April 6

    The Lower Rolling Plains Ag Conference will be held April 6 at Scurry Coliseum, 900 E. Coliseum Drive in Snyder.

    The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service event will run from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. The cost is $30, payable at the door, but an RSVP is requested for the meal count to 325-573-5423. Credit cards will not be accepted, and checks should be made out to Scurry 4-H Livestock Fund.

    The AgriLife Extension offices in Mitchell, Lynn, Nolan, Garza and Scurry counties are presenting the event.

    Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units are available; contact the AgriLife Extension office in Nolan County at 325-236-6912 or Scurry County at 325-573-5423 for additional CEU information.

    Lower Rolling Plains conference agenda

    The morning sessions and speakers are as follows:

    • Cotton Economics and Farm Bill Update — Mark Welch, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension small grains economist, Bryan-College Station.
    • Laws and Regulations, Worker Protection Standard Training — Jason Jones, Texas Department of Agriculture inspector, Abilene.
    • Top Ag Legal Issues in Agriculture — Tiffany Lashmet, J.D., AgriLife Extension agricultural law specialist, Amarillo

    After the lunch break, concurrent sessions will begin. Participants may choose to attend Session A or B.

    Session A topics and speakers:

    • Weed Management Strategies for 2022 — Pete Dotray, Ph.D., Texas A&M AgriLife Research weed specialist, Lubbock.
    • Cotton and Agriculture Integrated Pest Management — Kerry Siders, AgriLife Extension integrated pest management agent, Hockley County.
    • Sesame and Grain Sorghum — Calvin Trostle, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension agronomist, Lubbock.
    • Auxin Training — Dotray.

    Session B topics and speakers:

    • Forage/Hay Production – Trostle.
    • Weed and Brush Control in Range and Pastures — Case Medlin, Ph.D., Bayer Crop Science regional stewardship manager, Paradise, and Billy Campbell, Bayer regional representative, Idalou.
    • Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Programs for Private Landowners — Barrett Koennecke, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department biologist, Roby.
    • Managing Weeds, Yucca and Brush in Range and Pasture — Campbell, Medlin.
    • Cow Vaccination Programs/Anaplasmosis — Charles Church, DVM, West Texas Animal Clinic, Snyder.

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