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OSU, Texas A&M to talk at conference

A cooperative effort between Oklahoma State University and Texas A&M University, the annual Red River Crops Conference, will be January 17 and 18, 2018 at the Southwest Oklahoma Technical Center, 211 W. Tamarack in Altus. 

On the first day, Gary Strickland, Jackson/Greer County OSU Extension leader, will have the welcome. Judy Campeche, National Cotton Council, will report on council affairs. John Robinson, Texas A&M, will talk on the cotton market. Todd Baughman, OSU, will examine weed control. David Kerns, Texas A&M, will give a technology update. Randy Boman, OSU cotton program leader, will give a cotton variety performance update. Cover crops in cotton production will be explained by Paul DeLaune, Texas A&M. 

On the second day, the welcome will be given by Justin Gilliam, Texas A&M Hardeman County Extension leader. Cool-season forage production will be covered by Ermi Reminie, Texas A&M. Alex Rocateli, OSU, will cover converting cropland to perennial grasses. Canola, sorghum, wheat and sesame production will be topics covered by Heath Sanders, Gary Strickland and David Marburger, OSU and Calvin Trestle, Texas A&M. 

To wrap up the two-day program, Derrell Peel and Trent Milacek, OSU, will talk about livestock markets and the Farm Bill.

There will be a $25 per person registration fee, and preregistration is encouraged. Make checks payable to the Red River Crops Conference. For a copy of the registration form, go to or contact any county extension office in Texas or Oklahoma. Registration forms should be mailed to Jackson County OSU Extension, 2801 N. Main, Suite A, Altus, OK 73521.

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