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Small grains seminar set Friday at Fireman's Hall

THORNDALE—As the summer harvest is winding down, grain producers will be making decisions for production for the coming year.

The Milam and Williamson county offices of Texas AgriLife Extension Service will be holding a Small Grains Seminar to equip producers with more information to make sound decisions.

The meeting will be held on Friday, Aug. 21 at Fireman's Hall in Thorndale. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the program will begin at 9 a.m. and conclude at noon with a sponsored meal.

Dr. Gaylon Morgan, Extension agronomist, will discuss varieties and the uniform variety trials from 2009, as well as fertility and disease issues ahead in the upcoming season.

Dr. Mark Welch, Extension economist on grain marketing, will give a market outlook for small grains, feed grains and the market in general.

Finally, Dr. Ron Gill, Extension beef cattle specialist, will discuss options and considerations for grazing cattle on wheat and other small grains.

"There will be excellent information for producers who are producing wheat and oats for grain, grazing livestock or both," said Robert Whitley, publicist.

One general CEU will be offered to pesticide applicators. Cost of the meal is $5 per person. Please inform the Milam or Williamson County Extension office if you are planning to attend.

For more details call the Milam County Extension Office at 254-697-7045 or Williamson County Extension Office at 512- 943-3300.

Sponsors for the Small Grains Seminar include Agriliance and Capital Farm Credit.


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