Grain Elevator Workshop Set For Jan. 30 In Amarillo

Storage and safety, along with worker protection, weed control, grain grading, and a fumigation update will be part of the program.

Published on: Jan 17, 2013

The Texas High Plains Grain Elevator Workshop will be Jan. 30 at the Ashmore Inn and Suites, 2301 Interstate 40 East, Exit 72-A, in Amarillo, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist.

The meeting is set for 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., says Dr. Ed Bynum, AgriLife Extension entomologist, in Amarillo. A registration fee of $40 may be paid in advance or at the door.

The Grain Elevator Workshop will address at wide variety of very timely topics that will be of special interest to the grain industry in the daylong program. The grain workshop has assembled a top notch slate of outstanding experts in their respective fields to address important topics.

The workshop program topics and speakers will include the following:

WORKSHOP IS SET. The Texas High Plains Grain Elevator Workshop will be Jan. 30 in Amarillo.
WORKSHOP IS SET. The Texas High Plains Grain Elevator Workshop will be Jan. 30 in Amarillo.

--Grain storage safety and fumigation, Carol Jones, Oklahoma State University agricultural engineer, of Stillwater, Okla.

--Worker protection standards and requirements, Glen Walkup, Compliance Plus owner, Amarillo.

--Aflatoxin risk management and sampling, Karen Carmichael, Charm Sciences associate, Lawrence, Mass.

--Laws and regulations, Casey Summers, Texas Department of Agriculture inspector, Lubbock.

--Weed control, T.V. Smith, DuPont vegetative specialist, Allen, Texas.

--Fumigation update, Dustin Corlett, Research Fumigation Co. food production services regional manager, Independence, Mo.

--Grain grading, Cash Burris, Amarillo Grain Exchange owner, Amarillo.

Continuing education units by the Texas Department of Agriculture for commercial, non-commercial, private applicator licensees, are still pending at this time, Bynum says.

Bynum says that early registration for the Texas High Plains Grain Elevator Workshop is requested by Jan. 21.

Checks and a registration form should be mailed to: Ronda Fisher, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, 6500 Amarillo Blvd. W., Amarillo, Texas 79106. The checks should be made payable to: Tri-State Chapter of GEAPS.

For a registration form for the workshop, you can go online.