TPPA Conference offers diverse program topics Dec. 5 and 6
Texas farmers will have an opportunity to earn as many as 9 continuing education units (CEUs) from the Texas Department of Agriculture –10.75 for Crop Consultants, at the Texas Plant Protection Conference Dec. 5 and 6 in Bryan, Texas.
Conference organizers say producers will have a half-day devoted to precision agriculture, in addition to two days of information on products, practices and technology for production agriculture.
The agenda includes updates on new sampling strategy for aflatoxin. State Chemist Dr. timothy Herman, will present that update.
Debra Bouziden, director of the Oklahoma City office of the USDA Risk Management Agency, will discuss new initiatives with RMA, including aflatoxin claims.
Texas Commissioner of Agriculture Todd Staples will discuss the effect budget cuts are having on the Texas agriculture industry.
Mike Johnson, with Syngenta, will discuss new crop protection products “in a genetic engineered world.
Participants may register online at tppa.tamu.edu. A special farm fee of $25 is available for online registrants. For more information, call the TPPA office936-537-7083
Meetings and product exhibits will be presented in the Brazos Center. The Texas Plant Protection Association sponsors the event. Southwest Farm Press is a co-sponsor.