Farmers, extension agents, agribusiness representatives, crop consultants and others involved in crop production, should be marking their calendars and making plans to attend the Precision Ag Expo sponsored by the nonprofit association Texas Plant Protection Association.
This daylong expo will be at the Texas A & M University Research and Extension Center in Corpus Christi. At the Expo farmers and those that work with farmers will learn the latest information on how precision ag technology can increase their profits and/or reduce their risk. Farmers will have the opportunity to talk with the experts as well as leading farmers that are using precision ag in their operations.
The Expo will include an opportunity to observe precision ag equipment in the field. The Expo begins at 8:30 a.m. on June 7 and will conclude around 4 p.m. Lunch is included in the registration fee.
Co-Sponsors of the Precision Ag Expo are: South Texas Cotton & Grain Association, Lower Rio Grande Valley Cotton & Grain Association, Texas Agriculture- Publication of the Texas Farm Bureau, Texas Cooperative Extension, Texas Agricultural Experiment Station and Texas A & M University- Kingsville. Many agribusinesses will help sponsor the Expo and will have displays including outdoors equipment displays, tabletop exhibits and a technology center for software demos.
If your company would like to be a sponsor or to have a display at the Expo, contact the TPPA Office for details.Continuing Education Credits are offered during the conference for Texas Department of Agriculture Commercial Pesticide Applicator License and for Certified Crop Advisers.
For more information, contact Bob Sasser, TPPA executive director, at (936) 539-2349. Additional information is available by e-mail at TPPA@consolidated.net