27th Annual Upper Gulf Coast Grain Handlers Conference – January 14, 2020

27th Annual Upper Gulf Coast Grain Handlers Conference – January 14, 2020
By Laramie Naumann
County Extension Agent
Colorado County

The 27th annual Upper Gulf Coast Grain Handlers Conference will be held on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at the El Campo Civic Center.  Kicking off with registration at 7:30 am, the program will begin at 8:30 am and should conclude around 3:30 pm.  A catered lunch will be provided.  Five CEUs (pending approval from TDA) 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 10th or $25.00 per person at the door.  To preregister, please contact the Colorado County Extension Office at (979) 732-2082 and we will send a form to you.   Program Topics and Speakers Include: TDA Pesticide Laws & Regulations Update – Dr. Don Renchie,  Extension Pesticide Safety Education Program Coordinator ;  Pesticide Resistance in Insects and Insect Identification – Ms. Kate Crumley, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension IPM Agent; OSHA Update – Marianne McGee, OSHA Compliance Assistance Specialist;  How to be Bug Free – Randy Willis – Regional Sales Manager Central Life Sciences; Phosphine Management – Chad Bilger – mPower Electronics, Bill Cohen – Pest Fog Sales; Grain Bin Safety – Corrie Bowen – Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Agent; Pesticide Storage and Disposal – Dr. Mark Matocha – Associate Professor and Extension Specialist.   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 Colorado County Extension Office at (979) 732-2082 prior to the meeting to determine how reasonable accommodations can be made.


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