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O.D. Butler Field Day in Franklin set for May 20

published: May 10th 2022
by: Susan Himes
source: Texas AgriLife Today

The annual O.D. Butler Field Day is scheduled for May 20. The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service event will be held at the Camp Cooley Division of Circle X Ranch, 4297 Camp Cooley Ranch Road, Franklin.

Registration begins at 8 a.m. The program will run from 9 a.m.-2:45 p.m. and include three outdoor stops with speakers. The other portions of the field day will be held in the sale pavilion. Farm equipment displays and ag industry booths will also be featured.

Cost is $30, payable in advance with the required preregistration at Contact the AgriLife Extension office in Robertson County, 979-828-4270, or Brazos County, 979-823- 0129, for additional program information or for registration questions.

Three Texas Department of Agriculturecontinuing education units are available – two general and one laws and regulations.

“The main focus of this year’s field day is helping producers save what hay they can by not letting any go to waste,” said Edward Schneider, AgriLife Extension agriculture and natural resources agent for Robertson County.

The field day will address large input costs such as the high price of fertilizer and other chemicals, he said. The event will also discuss preparing for drought.

Morning tour stops, topics and speakers

Trailers will be available to transport participants to the stops. Each stop is scheduled to last about 45 minutes. The three morning topics and speakers are:

  • Pasture Weed Control Products — Scott Nolte, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension state weed specialist in Texas A&M’s Department of Soil and Crop Sciences, Bryan-College Station.
  • Saving Your Fertilizer Dollars — Vanessa Corriher-Olson, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension forage specialist in the Department of Soil and Crop Sciences, Overton.
  • What Can We Do to Minimize Hay Loss? — Larry Redmon, Ph.D., associate department head and AgriLife Extension program leader in the Department of Soil and Crop Sciences, Bryan-College Station.

After the tour, there will be brief updates from participating farm equipment dealers on new farm equipment and technology available to producers. Lunch will follow.

Afternoon topics and speakers

The afternoon topics and speakers will be:



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