The Texas Alliance for Water Conservation will host its annual Pioneers in Agriculture Winter Meeting featuring expert speakers that will address concerns and answer products' questions about the upcoming 2013 growing season.
The meeting will take place on Thursday, Jan. 17, beginning at 8 a.m. at the Floyd County Unity Center in Muncy, Texas. The meeting will conclude about 2 p.m. and lunch will be provided.
"This field day is a great opportunity to hear about the latest irrigation and genetic research, learn of new energy and water saving technologies, and hear first-hand from producers, commodity groups, and research leaders about the future directions for agriculture and water management," says Rick Kellison, project director for the Texas Alliance for Water Conservation.
In addition, as part of the Pioneers in Agriculture Winter meeting, some topics to be discussed will include crop production alternatives, commodity genetic updates, 2013 production budgets, TAWC online tools, and herbicide options when dealing with weed resistance to commonly used herbicides today. Weed resistance to herbicide has become a more important topic on the Texas High Plains recently.
Meanwhile, attendees also will get to hear a message from the program's keynote speaker, Tom Sell, who is with Combest, Sell and Associates, as well as participate in a discussion with local TAWC producers addressing adaption to irrigation availability.
The Texas Alliance for Water Conservation is a unique partnership of Floyd and Hale county producers, data collection technologies, and collaborating partners that include: individual industries, universities, and government agencies. The TAWC project was made possible through a grant from the Texas Water Development Board.
For much more information on the Texas Alliance for Water Conservation's Pioneers in Agriculture Winter Meeting, and final schedule for the field day, you can go online and please visit the official website of the project.
While no RSVP is required for the annual meeting, nevertheless if you wish to do so, please call Samantha Borgstedt at 806-789-4177 as this will help to plan for the crowd.