26th Annual Upper Gulf Coast Grain Handlers Conference Jan 17

26th Annual Upper Gulf Coast Grain Handlers Conference – January 17, 2019

By Corrie Bowen
County Extension Agent
Wharton County

The 26th annual Upper Gulf Coast Grain Handlers Conference will be held on Thursday, January 17, 2019 at the El Campo Civic Center.  Kicking off with registration at 7:30am,  the program will begin at 8:30 am and should conclude around 3:30 pm.  A catered lunch will be provided.  Five CEUs  will be offered to all TDA pesticide applicators that sign in at the beginning of the meeting and remain through the closing of the program.  No structural credits offered.

The cost of the program is $20.00 per person preregistered by January 11th or $25.00 per person at the door.  To preregister, please contact the Colorado County Extension Office and we will send a form to you.   Program Topics and Speakers Include: Pesticide Laws & Regulations Update – Dr. Don Renchie, Extension Ag and Environmental Safety; Pesticide Resistance in Insects and Insect Identification – Ms. Kate Harrell, IPM Agent; Does a Safety Program Work – James Shepard, Cotton Ginners Trust; and breakout sessions on Bin Cleanout Systems – Michael Bailey, Mole Masters Services Corporation, Aluminum Phosphide Application Procedures – Bill Cohen, Pest Fog Sales and Dick Bigler, Douglas Products and Packaging Company,  Grain Facility Maintenance, Speaker TBA;  and Reducing Food Allergen Risk – Joe Collins, Riviana Foods . For more information or to pre-register, call 979-732-2082.

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension provides equal opportunities in its programs and employment to all persons, regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity.  The Texas A&M University System, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the County Commissioners Courts of Texas Cooperating.  Individuals with disabilities who require an auxiliary aid, service or accommodation in order to participate in this meeting are encouraged to contact the County Extension Office at (979) 732-2082 prior to the meeting to determine how reasonable accommodations can be made.


Corrie Bowen, MS
County Extension Agent – Agriculture
Wharton County
315 E. Milam, Suite 112
Wharton, Texas 77488
(979) 532-3310

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