LUBBOCK – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is offering a series of five forage workshops in far West Texas Aug. 22-23.
The cost is $20 per meeting, and three Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units will be available – one in laws and regulations, one in integrated pest management and one general.
Dr. Calvin Trostle, AgriLife Extension agronomist, Lubbock, will be the speaker. Trostle will be presenting materials, developed by AgriLife Extension’s office of agricultural and environmental safety, that meet the requirements for earning a laws and regulations unit.
The general discussion will focus mostly on forages including alfalfa, small grain and summer annual forages like sorghum/sudan and hybrid pearl millet. Recent soil testing advice and basic weed control will also be addressed.
“These workshops are an outstanding opportunity for folks who traditionally don’t get this type of workshop coming to their local communities,” said Robert Pritz, AgriLife Extension regional program leader for agriculture and natural resources, San Angelo. “We appreciate Dr. Trostle presenting two days back-to-back in order to allow as many people as possible to learn about the latest in forage and get their CEUs as close to home as possible.”
The cities and schedules are as follows:
- Aug. 22 in Dell City, 8-11 a.m. at the Dell City Water District, 205 Dodson St.
- Aug. 22 in Fort Hancock, 1-4 p.m. at Angie’s Restaurant, Spur 148 and Interstate 10.
- Aug. 22 in Van Horn, 6:30-9:30 p.m at the Van Horn Convention Center, 1801 W. Broadway St.
- Aug. 23 in Fort Stockton, 8-11 a.m. at the Fort Stockton Community Hall, 201 S. Rooney Park.
- Aug. 23 in Pecos, 2-5 p.m. at the Reeves County Civic Center, 1500 S. Cedar St.
Cathy Klein, AgriLife Extension agent for Hudspeth County, is organizing the meetings. She said if producers have questions they need addressed in advance, they may reach out to her or Trostle at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.