The Northeast Panhandle Crops event will take place on March 3 in Periton

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service On March 3, the offices in Ochiltry and Lipscomb counties will host the annual Northeast Panhandle Crop Conference for Crop Producers.

Jurdan Bell will discuss wheat management at the Northeastern Panhandle Culture Conference on March 3 in Periton. (photo Texas A&M AgriLife Jurdan Bell)

The conference will be held at Ochiltree County Expo Center, 402 Expo Drive, Perryton.

Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m., speakers will begin at 9:00 a.m. and end at noon. The registration fee is $ 10. Lunch will be provided.

“One thing that can be new and exciting for growers is the topic of carbon farming,” said Scott Stroven, AgriLife Extension’s agricultural and natural resources agent in Ochiltry County.

“This will be a major overview of a potential new source of income for producers and landowners,” Stron said. “I urge growers to start learning what it is, because carbon credits will continue to grow and are becoming an increasingly important factor in crop revenue in the near future.”

Producers involved will also be able to earn three Texas Department of Agriculture units of additional education – two general and one comprehensive pest control.

On the agenda

The topics of the seminar and speakers will be:

– Managing high introductory costs for all crops, Justin Benavides, PhD, Economist AgriLife Extension, Amarillo.

– What is Carbon Farming? And opinions of grain sorghum management, Ronnie Schnell, agronomist at AgriLife Extension, Brian College Station.

– Wheat Management from Mid to Late Season, Start Cotton Case, Jourdan Bell, PhD, AgriLife Extension, Amarillo.

For more information, contact Strawn at 806-435-4501, scott.strawn@ag.tamu.eduor JR Sprague, AgriLife Extension Agriculture and Natural Resources Agent in Lipscombe County, at 806-862-4601 or

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