The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will provide two days of educational programming at the Amarillo Farm and Ranch Show. The events will be held Nov. 29-30 in the Amarillo Civic Center Grand Plaza Ballroom, 401 S. Buchanan St., Amarillo.
Amarillo Farm Show CEU Workshop
The Amarillo Farm Show CEU Workshop will be on Nov. 29, beginning with registration at 8 a.m., followed by the program at 8:45 a.m. The registration fee is $40. Lunch will be served. An RSVP is requested, but not required, to Megan Eikner, AgriLife Extension agriculture and natural resources agent for Potter County, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This program will provide five Texas Department of Agriculture, TDA, continuing education units – two general, one drift, one integrated pest management and one laws and regulations.
Topics and speakers will be:
- Wheat top dress and timing/variety selection – Calvin Trostle, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension agronomist, Lubbock.
- Weed management – Kevin Heflin, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension agronomy program specialist, Amarillo.
- Chemigation – Dana Porter, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension agricultural engineer-water management and associate department head in the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Lubbock.
- Drift Management – Blayne Reed, AgriLife Extension integrated pest management specialist, Plainview.
- TDA Rules and Regulations – Cheryl Goswick, TDA inspector, Amarillo.
Nov. 30 educational programming
On Nov. 30, AgriLife Extension will return with a seminar that follows the Texas Wheat Symposium and Amarillo Ag Appreciation Luncheon, hosted by the Texas Wheat Producers Association and Amarillo Chamber of Commerce Ag Council.
The wheat symposium is free and begins at 10:30 a.m. It will include a market outlook from Mark Welch, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension economist in the Texas A&M Department of Agricultural Economics, Bryan-College Station.
Evan Smith will give the keynote address during the Amarillo Ag Appreciation Luncheon, which begins at noon. Smith is the CEO and co-founder of The Texas Tribune, a digital news organization covering Texas politics and public policy.
The AgriLife Extension Amarillo Farm Show Seminar will begin at 1:30 p.m. and feature Joe Outlaw, Ph.D., economist and co-director of the Agricultural and Food Policy Center at Texas A&M University. Outlaw will provide farm bill and policy updates. He will discuss issues producers face, such as input costs, inflation, crop insurance and more.
Tiffany Lashmet, J.D., AgriLife Extension agricultural law specialist, Amarillo, will wrap up the program with a discussion on carbon credits. Lashmet will address the legal aspects of carbon credits and contracts that producers may want to consider for their operation.
The program will adjourn at 3:30 p.m.