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Wichita Falls Ranch, Farm and Hemp Expo March 10-11

published: February 27th 2023
by: Kay Ledbetter
source: Texas AgriLife Today

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 J.S. Bridwell Agricultural Center, 111 N. Burnett St., Wichita Falls.


The program on March 10 will begin with registration and a free breakfast at 6:30 a.m., followed by the program beginning at 7:30 a.m. and concluding at 2:30 p.m. The program on March 11 will begin at 8 a.m. and end at noon.

The registration fee is $15 and covers either or both days for those needing Texas Agriculture Department continuing education units. Three CEUs – two general and one license and registration – will be offered each day.

To register or for more information, contact Melba Flinn at 940-716-8610 or melba.flinn@ag.tamu.edu.

Special event this year

A new event this year will be a luncheon honoring veterans and agriculture producers on March 10, with Cleo Franklin of Franklin Strategic Solutions and Franklin Leadership Foundation. It is free for military, but all civilians must pay $10, and all must register by Feb. 28.

Following lunch, the veterans and agricultural producers financial aid topics and speakers will include:

– Battle Ground to Breaking Ground, Erin Kimbrough, AgriLife Extension program manager, Bryan-College Station.

– Financial Programs for Land and Homes, Mallory Morris, Texas General Land Office, Dallas; Kelley Boone, U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency, Vernon; and Bridget Moon, USDA Small Business Administration, Dallas.

– Conservation Programs for Land Improvement, Eileen Vale, USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service, NRCS, Iowa Park.

– Health Care for Veterans and Their Family, Rachel Brauner, AgriLife Extension military program specialist, Bryan-College Station, and David Johnson, Texas Veterans Network, Dallas.

On the CEU agenda

On March 10, topics and speakers will be:

– Limiting Herbicide Failure, Scott Nolte, AgriLife Extension state weed specialist, Bryan-College Station.

– Updates of Pesticide Laws and Regulations, Henry Krusekopf, Texas Department of Agriculture, Dallas.

– Adjuvants – What Are They? How Do They Work?, Nolte.

On March 11, topics and speakers will be:

– NRCS Work Group Survey, Vale.

– Laws and Regulations for Pesticide Use, Krusekopf.

– Nontraditional Pesticide Products – What to Consider, Todd Baughman, Oklahoma State University Institute for Agricultural Biosciences weed specialist, Ardmore, Oklahoma.

– Sprayer Management for Best Results, Billy Campbell, Envu, Matador.



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