Contact: Pam Dillard, 806-359-5401, firstname.lastname@example.org
WHAT: Panhandle Agriculture Day
WHEN: Thursday, May 22, 1997
8:30 a.m. Registration/Refreshments
9 a.m.-3 p.m. Field Day Program/Tours
WHERE: USDA-ARS Southern Great Plains Conservation and Production Agricultural Research Laboratory and the Texas Agricultural Experiment Station, I-40 access road 3/4ths of a mile west of Bushland (10 miles west of Amarillo). Turn left onto Experiment Station Drive.
USDA-Agricultural Research Service
Texas Agricultural Experiment Station
Texas Agricultural Extension Service
Texas Wheat Growers Board and Association
Panhandle Agriculture Advisory Council
PROGRAM: Tours of research project field locations, exhibits, speakers explaining and discussing agricultural advances and concerns, traditional and alternative crops, irrigation, recent weather damage, commodity marketing and agricultural financing.
Highlights will be tour stops at research plots/demonstrations between 9 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. followed by a noon luncheon, sponsored by Texas Wheat Producers Board and Producers Association and various keynote speakers. There will be salute to Dr. Kenneth Porter, internationally renowned wheat breeder for his 50 years of service to area growers and consumers.
CONTACT: Dr. John R. Sweeten, Resident Director of Research, Texas Agricultural Experiment Station, Amarillo, (806) 359-5401; and Dr. Bob Robinson, District Extension Director- Agriculture, Texas Agricultural Extension Service, Amarillo, (806) 359-5401; or Pam Dillard, Communications Specialist, Texas Agricultural Experiment Station, Amarillo, 806-359-5401.
Dr. Nolan Clark, Director, Conservation and Production Research Laboratory, USDA-ARS, Bushland (806) 356-5724