Texas: Panhandle Farm and Ranch Management Symposium, Amarillo, Nov. 28

    The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will offer two sessions during this year’s Panhandle Farm and Ranch Management Symposium at the Amarillo Farm and Ranch Show.

    The program is set for Nov. 28 in the Grand Plaza of the Amarillo Civic Center, 401 S. Buchanan St. in Amarillo. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. for the morning session and 1:30 p.m. for the afternoon session.

    “This year we are running all day Tuesday and we’re dividing the program in two,” said Danny Nusser, AgriLife Extension regional program leader in Amarillo. “We know not every producer needs to or can stay for the entire program, so we want to make sure we are offering them what they may need in a timely format.”

    Six Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education credits, three in the morning – two integrated pest management and one laws and regulations, and three in the afternoon – two general and one drift minimization, will be offered. Morning program CEU certificates will be given at 12:30 p.m. and those for the afternoon program will be handed out at 4:30 p.m.

    Nusser said while lunch will not be provided, producers are welcome to attend all day. There will be a one-time fee of $10, whether they attend one session or both sessions.

    Morning agenda topics will be:

    • Aphid Focus on Wheat and Sorghum, Dr. Ed Bynum, AgriLife Extension entomologist, Amarillo.
    • Best Management Practices for Corn Mycotoxins (Fumonisin/Aflatoxins), Dr. Jourdan Bell, AgriLife Extension agronomist, Amarillo.
    • Laws and Regulations, Levon Harmon, TDA retiree, Tulia.
    • Making the Right Decisions Related to Leasing Arrangements, Dr. Tiffany Dowell Lashmet, AgriLife Extension agricultural law specialist, Amarillo.

    The afternoon program will be:

    • New Technologies Related to Chemigation and Irrigation Efficiencies, Dr. Charles Hillyer, AgriLife Extension irrigation specialist, Amarillo.
    • Small Grain Focus – Herbicide Technologies, Genetic Advancements, Future Focus; Dr. Clark Neely, AgriLife Extension state small grains and oilseed specialist, College Station.
    • Selecting the Right Varieties to Reach Your Goals; and Advantages of Crop Rotation – weed control, disease and insect suppression, Dr. Calvin Trostle, AgriLife Extension agronomist, Lubbock.

    For more information, contact Nusser at 806-677-5600 or

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