Agriculture & Natural Resources

Virtual AgriLife Rice Field Day – July 9th
Online via Zoom

By Corrie Bowen
County Extension Agent – Wharton County

 Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the originally scheduled Eagle Lake Rice Field day set for June 29th, and the Beaumont Rice Field Day that was set for July 9th, will not be held on-site as planned.  With the safety of all concerned, a newly formed team of Extension Professionals along the Texas Rice Belt, the Rice Initiative Team, is bringing to you a 2020 Rice Field Day in a virtual format via Zoom.

The July 9th Virtual Rice Field Day will begin at 8 a.m. with an Overview of Rice Research in Texas for 2020 by Dr Ted Wilson, Director, Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center- Beaumont.  Dr. Joe Outlaw, Agriculture and Food Policy Center, Co-Director will follow with an Update on Farm Policy.  Dr. Bart Fisher, Agriculture and Food Policy Center, Co-Director will address the audience with an Overview of the Generalized System of Preferences – eligible commodities.  The virtual field day will conclude with a Market Update and Market Outlook by Dr. Thomas Wynn, Coastal Rice & Futures Inc.  The online field day will conclude by 9:30 a.m

To register for this event, go to

Once you register you will receive an email from Event Brite, confirming your registration.  The day prior to the event we will send you an email from Event Brite with the log-in information for Zoom.  The Zoom platform will allow those attending to view the program from a computer, smart device, or you can call in via a telephone call.

If you have any questions, please contact Corrie Bowen at, or by calling the Wharton County Extension Office at 979-532-3310.



Corrie P. Bowen
County Extension Agent – Agriculture & Natural Resources
Wharton County



March 26, 2020

COVID-19 might have much of the world social distancing, but agricultural crops still must be planted, and producers still have regulations to follow. Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is ready to help the process.

Agricultural producers needing auxin training can still turn to AgriLife Extension for their continuing education credits, CEUs, despite the COVID-19 cancellation of all in-person meetings and trainings. This auxin training qualifies for one CEU of laws and regulations. To receive a certificate of completion for the course, participants must obtain a score of 100% on the online Auxin Specific Applicator Test. The learner may retake the test as often as is necessary.

To access the Online Auxin Training, please click on this direct link.


To view the AgriLife Extension notice about Auxin and CEU trainings, please click on the link below:


If you have any questions, please contact the Wharton County Extension Office at 979-532-3310 or


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