Texas: Seeking Solutions to Profitability with Small Grains Program, Amarillo, Dec. 2

    “Seeking Solutions to Profitability with Small Grains” will be hosted by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service on Dec. 2 during the annual Amarillo Farm and Ranch Show at the Amarillo Civic Center, 401 S. Buchanan St. in Amarillo.

    The program will begin with registration at 1 p.m. and conclude by 5:40 p.m. There will be a $10 registration fee.

    Three Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units – two general, one integrated pest management – will be offered.

    “The focus of this program will be to provide in-depth discussion on not only decisions related to small grains production, but also how those decisions affect a producer’s bottom line,” said Danny Nusser, AgriLife Extension regional program leader for agriculture and natural resources in Amarillo.

    “AgriLife specialists and researchers will discuss recommended practices related to topics such as varieties, fertility, disease/virus prevention and control, harvesting versus grazing, etc. and will take this a step further with in-depth analysis on how these decisions impact developed small grains budgets.”

    Topics and speakers will be:

    • Developing New Markets, Steelee Fischbacher, Texas Wheat Producers Association, Amarillo.
    • Small Grains Decisions – Profit Potential and Future Decisions, Dr. Steve Amosson, AgriLife Extension economist, Amarillo.
    • Genetic Emphasis on New Variety Development and High Plains Challenges for Small Grains, Dr. Jackie Rudd, Texas A&M AgriLife Research wheat breeder, Amarillo.
    • Small Grains Decisions: Certified vs. Registered vs. Farmer-Caught Seed and Selecting a Variety, Dr. Clark Neely, AgriLife Extension small grains specialist, College Station.
    • Variety Selection; Budget Analysis, DeDe Jones, AgriLife Extension risk management specialist, Amarillo.
    • What production decisions may increase chances for profitability?, Dr. Calvin Trostle, AgriLife Extension agronomist, Lubbock.
    • Fertility Inputs; Budget Analysis, Jones.
    • Small Grains Diseases and Viruses – Decisions Going Forward: What can we expect?, Dr. Ron French, AgriLife Extension plant pathologist, Amarillo.
    • Disease/Virus Control; Budget Analysis, Jones.

    For more information on any of these AgriLife Extension programs, contact Nusser at 806-677-5600 or

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