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By Teresa Bigham/The Hesperian-Beacon
MUNCY – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service held the Caprock Crop Production conference for Crosby and Floyd County on Friday, January 24, at the Floyd County Unity Center in Muncy.
The event got underway at 7 a.m. with registration, coffee and donuts. The speakers began at 8 a.m. and ran till 5 p.m.
There was seven Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units, four general, one integrated pest management, one drift and one on laws and regulations.
The topics and speakers included: Agriculture law update by Tiffany Lashment, AgriLife Extension specialist from Amarillo.
Cover Crops and young farmer program given by U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources.
Integrated pest management update given by Kerry Siders of Levelland, AgriLife Extension. Crop Market outlook presented by Kevin Heflin, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension program specialist- agronomy, Amarillo.
Jacob Reed, BASF chemicals senior field biologist of Lubbock presented a program on Drift minimization.
Weed management strategies was given by Peter Dotray, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension weed specialist in Lubbock.
Lance Keith, Ph.D., West Texas A&M University department head agricultural education, Amarillo gave the program on the future of agriculture.
A record number, 250, people attended the annual meeting.
Plains Land Bank and Vista Bank sponsored the food and door prizes.