Grain producers have an opportunity in July to hear from experts in agronomy, biosystems engineering and grain production.
Auburn University's Cooperative Extension System will host the Tennessee Valley Stored Grain Management Workshop July 20 at Hillsboro Gin Co., Inc. in Hillsboro.The Alabama Wheat and Feed Grain Check-off committee is sponsoring the program. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.
The schedule includes:
8:45 a.m.: Mark Hamilton of Hamilton Gin Co., Inc. will give attendees tips on a setting up new grain storage systems and explain existing grain storage systems.
9 a.m.: John Fulton, extension specialist in biosystems engineering at Auburn University, will speak on logistics and conveyance.
9:30 a.m: Brenda Ortiz, extension specialist in agronomy and soils at Auburn University, will discuss mycotoxin considerations and pre-harvest management practices to maximize grain quality.
10:15 a.m.: Fulton will lecture about grain drying.
10:45 a.m.: Clay Watkins of Watkins & Sons MFG, Inc. will teach about designing grain storage systems.
11:15 a.m.: A lecture will be given about managing insects in stored grain.
Lunch will be served following the meeting. CCA credits will be awarded for attending.
For more information, contact Morgan County Extension agent Eric Schavey at 256-773-2549.