The Wichita Falls Ranch, Farm and Hemp Expo hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will be held March 10-11 at the JS Bridwell Agricultural Center, 111 N. Burnett St., Wichita Falls.
The March 10 program will begin with registration and a complimentary breakfast at 6:30am followed by the program starting at 7:30am and ending at 2:30pm The March 11th program will begin at 8am and finish at noon.
The application fee is $15 and covers one or both days for those in need of Texas Agriculture Department continuing education units. Three CEUs will be offered each day, two general and one license and registration.
To register or for more information, contact Melba Flinn at 940-716-8610 or [email protected].
Special event this year
A new event this year will be a luncheon honoring veterans and agricultural producers on March 10, featuring Cleo Franklin of Franklin Strategic Solutions and the Franklin Leadership Foundation. It’s free for the military, but all civilians must pay $10, and everyone must register by February 28.
After lunch, Veterans and Farmer Financial Aid topics and speakers will include:
– From Battle Ground to Breaking Ground, Erin Kimbrough, AgriLife Extension Program Manager, Bryan-College Station.
– Land and Home Finance Programs, Mallory Morris, Texas General Land Office, Dallas; Kelley Boone, US Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency, Vernon; and Bridget Moon, USDA Small Business Administration, Dallas.
– Land Improvement Conservation Programs, Eileen Vale, USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service, NRCS, Iowa Park.
– Health Care for Veterans and Their Families, Rachel Brauner, AgriLife Extension Military Program Specialist, Bryan-College Station, and David Johnson, Texas Veterans Network, Dallas.
On March 10 topics and speakers will be:
– Limiting Herbicide Failure, Scott Nolte, weed specialist at AgriLife Extension, Bryan-College Station.
– Pesticide Law and Regulation Updates, Henry Krusekopf, Texas Department of Agriculture, Dallas.
– Adjuvants – What are they? How do they work?, Nolte.
On 11 March the themes and speakers will be:
– NRCS Working Group Survey, Vale.
– Laws and regulations for the use of pesticides, Krusekopf.
– Nontraditional Pesticide Products – What to Consider, Todd Baughman, grass specialist at Oklahoma State University Institute for Agricultural Biosciences, Ardmore, Oklahoma.
– Sprayer management for best results, Billy Campbell, Envu, Matador.