Category Archives: Ag/NR

Annual Western Rice Belt Conference Jan 15

Annual Western Rice Belt Conference-El Campo, Texas – January 15, 2020 The annual Western Rice Belt Production Conference will be held on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at the El Campo Civic Center.  Registration for the conference will begin at 7:30 a.m., with the main program to begin at 8:10 a.m.  After a catered lunch, provided by area agribusiness sponsors, the program will conclude around 2:00 p.m. This joint effort of our Western Rice Belt planning committee, The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, U.S. Rice Producers Association, and Texas… Read More →

Upper Gulf Coast Feed Grain and Cotton Conference

Upper Gulf Coast Feed Grain and Cotton Production Conference at Crescent – January 23, 2020 By Corrie Bowen County Extension Agent Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Wharton County Texas A&M AgriLife Extension in Wharton, Matagorda, Jackson, and Colorado Counties are happy to announce the Upper Gulf Coast Feed Grain and Cotton Conference for Thursday, January 23, 2020.   This year’s conference will be held in Crescent Hall at the Wharton County Fairgrounds at 6036 FM 961 Road Wharton, Texas 77488.  Registration begins at 8:00 a.m., with our first speaker… Read More →

Industrial Hemp Seminar Dec 10 in Wharton

Industrial Hemp Seminar December 10th in Wharton By Corrie Bowen County Extension Agent Wharton County Anyone who’s been keeping up with current events in agriculture will know that there’s a growing interest in growing industrial hemp.  This new interest began with the enacted 2018 Farm Bill, which legalized hemp with a tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) concentration of no more than 0.3% on a dry-weight basis. Thus, the 2018 Farm Bill allows for expanding cultivation of hemp, but not marijuana. In the 86th Texas Legislative session this year, the Texas Legislature… Read More →

Texas Corn Producers to Host Farm Bill Education Meeting Oct 18

Texas Corn Producers to Host Farm Bill Education Meeting in El Campo – October 18th By Corrie Bowen County Extension Agent Wharton County   Texas Corn Producers has asked Extension Agents to help promote a Farm Bill Educational Meeting coming to El Campo, October 18th.  It will be on Friday, October 18th from 9:00am to 11:00am at the El Campo Civic Center, 2350 N Mechanic St, El Campo. The meeting will be in the Duson Room. Texas Corn Producers is hosting Farm Bill workshops that will guide you… Read More →

Cotton, Grain Risk Management Workshop Oct 17

Cotton, grain risk management workshop October 17th at Wharton Fairgrounds Corrie Bowen County Extension Agent Wharton County A cotton and grain risk management marketing workshop is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 17 at the Wharton County Fairgrounds in Crescent, Texas.  The Wharton County Fairgrounds is located at 6036 FM 961 Rd. Registration begins at 8 a.m.  Our first presentation will begin at 8:30 a.m. The workshop is sponsored by the Wharton County AgriLife Extension Office and the Wharton County Row Crops Committee. “This is an excellent opportunity to be… Read More →