Texas: Wheatheart Wheat Conference, Perryton, Aug. 9

    Wheat Heads.

    The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will host the 20th annual Wheatheart Wheat Conference at 8:30 a.m. Aug. 9 at the Ochiltree County Expo Center, 402 Expo Drive in Perryton, for all area wheat producers.

    Attendees will hear educational topics related to wheat production management and marketing, said Scott Strawn, AgriLife Extension agriculture and natural resources agent for Ochiltree County.

    Registration is $10 at the door. Three Texas Department of Agriculture general continuing education units will be offered to pesticide applicators, and lunch will be provided. There will also be a drawing for a $100 gift card.

    Topics and speakers will be:

    • Market Outlook and Wheat Marketing Plan, Dr. Mark Welch, AgriLife Extension economist-grain marketing, College Station.
    • Possible Wheat Alternatives-Canola/Barley/Triticale/Forages, Dr. Clark Neely, AgriLife Extension agronomist, College Station.
    • Variety Selection/Seed Management/Planting Management, Dr. Jourdan Bell, AgriLife Extension agronomist, Amarillo.
    • Update from Texas Wheat Producers Association.

    For more info, contact Strawn at 806-435-4501 or

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