Texas: Randall County Ag Show and Crops Tour Set Sept. 23

    The 38th annual Randall County Ag Show and Crops Tour is scheduled for Sept. 23 in Canyon, according to Dr. J. D. Ragland, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agriculture and natural resource agent, Randall County.

    Registration, coffee and donuts will begin at 8:30 a.m., sponsored by Panhandle-Plains Land Bank of Amarillo. The morning portion will be in the Kuhlman Extension Center, AgriLife Extension’s office for Randall County at 200 N. Brown Road.

    The program is free with the sponsorship of Happy State Bank. The morning program, starting at 9 a.m., includes:

    • Weed Control Issues and Producer Concerns, Dr. Jourdan Bell, AgriLife Extension agronomist, Amarillo.
    • Farm Insurance Requirements Pertaining to the New Farm Bill, Rachel Myers, Great Plains Ag Credit/Insurance, Amarillo.
    • New Lone Star Milk Producers Processing Plant and Its Impact on Randall County – Canyon, update to be presented by a Lone Star Milk Producers representative.
    • Weed Control in Native Pastures, Jody Stockett, Dow representative, Claude.
    • New Water Laws /Regulations and Ag Producer Requirements, Lynn Tate, High Plains Underground Water District Board president, Amarillo.

    The noon luncheon, sponsored by Wells Fargo Bank in Canyon, will include an awards program and a presentation, Current Situation of Beef Industry in Texas, Are Cattle Numbers Increasing? Will High Prices Continue? Update on the Recent Passing of the Beef Referendum, by Russell Woodard, Texas Beef Council, Austin.

    The latest in agricultural spraying equipment will be exhibited and demonstrated just south of Kuhlman Extension Center, followed by tour stops at the Michael Barrett Farm, located south of Canyon. Take Farm-to-Market Road 1714 and go south on Soncy Road for 2 miles.

    The afternoon tour, on buses sponsored by the Palo Duro Soil and Water Conservation District of Canyon, will depart from the AgriLife Extension office and include three stops:

    • Range and Pasture Aeration Demonstration.
    • Tillage and Deficit Irrigation Effects on Sorghum.
    • Variances in Irrigated Sorghum Planting Methods – Single vs. Twin Row.

    Three Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units – two in drift minimization and one general – will be available to private applicators attending the event.

    For those planning to attend, an RSVP is required. Call the AgriLife Extension office in Randall County on or before Sept. 17 at 806-468-5543.

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