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April 21--The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Swisher County Ag Committee and Swisher County Noxious Weed District will conduct the Spring Ag Conference on April 21. The event will begin with registration at 8:30 a.m. at the Swisher County Show Barns, located 3.5 miles northeast of Tulia on Farm-to-Market Road 1318. Individual pre-registration is $10. Lunch will be sponsored by the Swisher County Noxious Weed District. For more information and to RSVP by April 14, call the AgriLife Extension office in Swisher County at 806-995-3726.

April 22-- The Coastal Bend Grain Storage and Handlers Safety Conference will be held April 22 at the San Patricio County Fairgrounds Civic Center, according to Bobby McCool, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agent for agriculture and natural resources in San Patricio County. The fairgrounds are located at 219 W. 5th St. in Sinton. Registration is at 8 a.m. The program starts at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m. A registration fee of $20 is payable at the door and includes lunch at the Butter Churn Restaurant. Attendees must RSVP by April 17 by calling 361-364-6234. For more information, contact McCool at 361-364-6234; Michael Donalson, AgriLife Extension agent in Refugio County at 361-526-2825; or Jason Ott, AgriLife Extension agent in Nueces County at 361-767-5223

April 24-- The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present a Predator Management Workshop and Trapping Demonstration from 9 a.m-3 p.m. April 24 at the Edwards County Park Building. The program is made available by the AgriLife Extension offices of Edwards, Kinney, Sutton, and Real Counties. For more information or to register, contact Crockett 830‐683‐4310 or

April 30-- The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s annual Concho/McCulloch Counties Wheat Tour is slated for April 30 in Millersview. The day’s activities start with registration from 8-8:30 a.m., followed by the educational program from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Millersview Gymnasium, 12199 County Road 6009 in Millersview. The day will conclude with a 3-4:30 p.m. tour of wheat variety test plots at Millersview and Brady. Contact Trevor Dickschat 325-597-1295,