Texas Cooperative Extension in Mitchell, Nolan and Scurry counties will sponsor the "Lower Rolling Plains Agricultural Conference" from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on April 11 at Western Texas College in Snyder.

The conference will be in Science Building #4 at 6202 College Ave.

The program is the result of area producers' requests for a host of information, said Dr. Ed Bynum, Extension integrated pest management agent at Sweetwater.

"The program covers quite a mixed bag of issues," Bynum said. "We'll have sessions on everything from cotton weed control to feral hog management, with about everything that's important to our area's producers addressed in between."

Morning topics will include: "Farm Bill Update," "Impact of Biofuels On Grain Production and Feed Prices," and "Laws and Regulations."

Following a catered lunch, the program will split into two concurrent sessions.

Session A presentations will be: "Cotton Weed Management," "Minimum Tillage," "Fleahopper Control - Does it Pay?," "Fertilizer Management," and "Grain Sorghum Production and Weed Control."

Session B presentations will be: "Herd Vaccination and External Pest Management," "Range Herbicide Update," "Annual Forage Sorghum Management and Weed Control," and "Feral Hog Management and Control."

Texas Department of Agriculture will offer 4.5 continuing education units - 2.5, general units; one in laws and regulations, and one in integrated pest management.

Individual registration is $10 by April 10 and $15 thereafter.

For more information and to register, call Bynum at 325-236-9011 or Zachary Wilcox at 325-236-6912.