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Panhandle Farm and Ranch Management Symposium set Nov. 29

The 23rd annual Panhandle Farm and Ranch Management Symposium will be Nov. 29 at the Amarillo Civic Center, said a Texas Cooperative Extension agent. The event will be in conjunction with the Amarillo Farm and Ranch Show.

The Amarillo Farm and Ranch Show is scheduled for Nov. 27-29. Exhibits will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Nov. 27-28, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Nov. 29. A $2 admission fee will be charged for the first time this year, with all proceeds going to benefit area FFA organizations.

Registration for the farm management symposium will begin at 8 a.m., said Leon Church, Extension agricultural agent in Potter County and moderator for the event.

The program will start at 8:30 a.m. with Dr. Brent Bean, Extension agronomist in Amarillo, speaking on weed issues and potential options for no-till or minimum-till wheat and sorghum production.

Other topics will be:

- Chemical modes of action, Jack Lyon, retail account manager for DuPont.

- Future of the bioenergy industry in the Texas High Plains, Dr. Steve Amosson, Extension agricultural economist, Amarillo.

- Pesticide laws and regulations, Levon Harmon, Texas Department of Agriculture.

Three pesticide license continuing education credits and three certified crop advisor credits will be offered; one in integrated pest management, one in laws and regulations and one general, Church said.


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