The Lower Rolling Plains Ag Conference will be held April 6 at Scurry Coliseum, 900 E. Coliseum Drive in Snyder.
A green cotton harvesting machine in a cotton field. The plants are full of white bolls.
The Rolling Lowlands Agriculture Conference will cover a wide range of topics important to the region, including the cotton economy.
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service event will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Cost is $30, payable at the door, but RSVP is requested for meal count at 325-573-5423. Credit cards will not be accepted and checks should be made payable to Scurry 4-H Livestock Fund.
AgriLife Extension offices in Mitchell, Lynn, Nolan, Garza and Scurry counties present 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 more information about CEU.
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 standards training — Jason Jones, Texas Department of Agriculture Inspector, Abilene.
Top Farm Legal Issues in Agriculture – Tiffany Lashmet, JD, Farm Law Specialist AgriLife Extension, Amarillo
After the lunch break, the concurrent sessions will begin. Participants can choose to attend session A or B.
Session A themes and speakers:
Weed Management Strategies for 2022 – Pete Dotray, Ph.D., Weed Specialist Texas A&M AgriLife Research, Lubbock.
Integrated Cotton and Agriculture Pest Management — Kerry Siders, AgriLife Extension Integrated Pest Management Officer, Hockley County.
Sesame and grain sorghum – Calvin Trostle, Ph.D., agronomist AgriLife Extension, Lubbock.
Auxin entrainment — Dotray.
Session B themes and speakers:
Forage/hay production – Trostle.
Rangeland and Pasture Weed and Brush Control – Case Medlin, Ph.D., Bayer Crop Science Regional Stewardship Manager, Paradise, and Billy Campbell, Bayer Regional Representative, Idalou.
Texas Department of Parks and Wildlife Programs for Private Landowners – Barrett Koennecke, Texas Department of Parks and Wildlife Biologist, Roby.
Management of weeds, yucca and brush in rangelands and pastures – Campbell, Medlin.
Cow Vaccination/Anaplasmosis Programs — Charles Church, DVM, West Texas Animal Clinic, Snyder