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OSU to host cotton webinar Jan. 16

Webinar intended to bring Oklahoma cotton industry together, answer questions for new cotton growers.

Shelley E. Huguley

January 8, 2019

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Oklahoma cotton: OSU to host webinar for cotton industry Jan. 16.

Oklahoma State University Plant and Soil Science is hosting a free cotton webinar Jan. 16, 2019, at 11 a.m.

In 2018, Oklahoma’s planted cotton acres increased about 200,000 acres from 2017. The Oklahoma Panhandle saw the biggest growth in new cotton acres in counties such as Cimaron, which upped its cotton acres from 700 in 2017 to 7,438 acres in 2018, according to the Oklahoma Boll Weevil Eradication Organization.

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"The goal of this webinar is to bring the Oklahoma cotton industry together," says Seth Byrd, assistant professor and Extension cotton specialist, Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, Oklahoma State University. "As the acreage increases and spreads to more regions in Oklahoma, I’m hoping this webinar will serve as a gathering place where information can be exchanged and questions asked, regarding current topics facing cotton production in our state." 

To join the webinar, visit: https://okla.st/2Rc2Oge  

"I also hope this will increase interaction between producers in different areas of our state and strengthen the network in Oklahoma as we move forward," says Byrd.

Support for the webinar is provided by The Cotton Board and the Oklahoma Cotton Council.

About the Author(s)

Shelley E. Huguley

Editor, Southwest Farm Press

Shelley Huguley has been involved in agriculture for the last 25 years. She began her career in agricultural communications at the Texas Forest Service West Texas Nursery in Lubbock, where she developed and produced the Windbreak Quarterly, a newspaper about windbreak trees and their benefit to wildlife, production agriculture and livestock operations. While with the Forest Service she also served as an information officer and team leader on fires during the 1998 fire season and later produced the Firebrands newsletter that was distributed quarterly throughout Texas to Volunteer Fire Departments. Her most personal involvement in agriculture also came in 1998, when she married the love of her life and cotton farmer Preston Huguley of Olton, Texas. As a farmwife she knows first-hand the ups and downs of farming, the endless decisions that have to be made each season based on “if” it rains, “if” the drought continues, “if” the market holds. She is the bookkeeper for their family farming operation and cherishes moments on the farm such as taking harvest meals to the field or starting a sprinkler in the summer with the whole family lending a hand. Shelley has also freelanced for agricultural companies such as Olton CO-OP Gin, producing the newsletter Cotton Connections while also designing marketing materials to promote the gin. She has published articles in agricultural publications such as Southwest Farm Press while also volunteering her marketing and writing skills to non-profit organizations such a Refuge Services, an equine-assisted therapy group in Lubbock. She and her husband reside in Olton with their three children Breely, Brennon and HalleeKate.

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