Agriculture

The program will be at the Gray County Annex, 12125 Frederic St., Pampa. The fee is $125, and preregistration is due March 18. To register call 806-669-8033. The fee includes training, materials and a national food manager certification examination. The Texas Department of State Health Services...
The first Rolling Plains Beef Cattle Field Day has been scheduled by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Archer County. The event will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 26 at the AgriLife Extension office for Archer County, 512 W. Cottonwood, Archer City. RSVPs are requested to the...
In the Texas High Plains grain markets the bulk of bids were 14 to 17 cents lower grain sorghum; 3 cents lower on wheat; 8 to 9 cents lower on corn. Most of the elevators have now switched to using the May contract on both corn and wheat.  The May contract closed 8.75 cents lower on corn, and 2.75...
The declaration of the COVID-19 viral disease as a pandemic by the World Health Organization and the increasing number of institutional travel restrictions related to COVID-19 has prompted postponement of the 2020 Ogallala Aquifer Summit. Brent Auvermann, Ph.D., director of Texas A&M AgriLife...
Plan now, decrease stress during emergencies. With the wildfire and spring storm season nearing, it is a good time for older adults, their families, caregivers and the professionals who serve them to establish an emergency plan, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist. “...
“Tackling Tough Questions” is the name of and framework within which participants will work at the 2020 Ogallala Aquife Summit, set March 31-April 1 at Embassy Suites in Amarillo. Brent Auvermann, Ph.D., director of Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Amarillo and program chair...
• March 24 in Canyon; March 25 in Vernon. Two organic production workshops have been set for March 24 in Canyon and March 25 in Vernon by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. The High Plains workshop will be at the West Texas A&M University Agricultural Sciences Complex Piehl-Schaeffer...
SAN ANGELO, Texas — Texas farmers soon will be able to legally plant fields of hemp for the first time since the 1930s.   Much has changed since then, but one thing hasn’t: Texas farmers can count on Texas A&M AgriLife for practical information and expert insight.   The Texas A&M AgriLife...
As crop production plans are adapting to the declining water levels in the Ogallala Aquifer, cotton is playing an increasingly important role in water conservation. Cotton is increasingly a crop of choice for producers with a limited water supply in the High Plains.  While relatively new to the...
• First module starts April 22. A Dairy Herd Manager and Supervisor Training Program has been developed to help large dairy operations increase their profitability and sustainability in the face of increasing animal welfare concerns, according to program organizers. The program will offer four day-...

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