Research center or farm visits, like this summer 2012 American Forage and Grassland Council tour, allow producers and growers to see the latest in research.
Marketing options, native pasture management and irrigation strategies will be explored during morning speaker sessions and an afternoon tour during the Randall County Ag Show and Crops Tour, Sept. 18 in Canyon, TX.
The morning program, to be held at the Kuhlman Extension Center, includes:
• “Making Right Decisions in a Crazy Market,” by Steve Amosson, AgriLife Extension economist, Amarillo.
• “Management Strategies for Re-establishing Native Pastures and Associated Cost,” by Ted McCollum, AgriLife Extension beef cattle specialist, Amarillo.
• “Recommendations and Cost of Weed Control in Native Pastures,” by Jodie Stockett, Dow AgroSciences representative, Claude.
• “Managing Less Production Acres for Increased Profits,” by Doug Caven, Channel seed representative, Amarillo.
After a noon lunch and an awards program, the afternoon tour will be on the Gruhlkey Farm located southwest of Bushland. Field trial studies of irrigation will be looked at.
Call 806-468-5543 by Sept. 14 to RSVP.