B.I.G. Organic Hort Program Jan. 11

The 60th Blackland Income Growth Conference will be held January 11-12 at the Extraco Events Center in Waco.  The two-day event has a lot of programs on almost anything in agriculture and includes an equipment show. The Horticulture Section will be held on Tuesday, January 11 starting at 8:30 am and lasting till 11:15 am.

If interested in organic horticulture there will be two topics that will help you in your organic vegetable, fruit or nut operation.  Dr. Jake Mowrer, Soil Nutrient & Water Resource Management Extension Specialist, will present information on Soil Health in organic systems. Dr. Mowrer will be followed by Bob Whitney, Extension Organic Specialist, discussing the organic program and using integrated pest management in organic horticulture production.

The program will include one (1) continuing education unit (CEU) in IPM for your TDA pesticide license.

To register or for more information you can call the District 8 Extension Center at (254) 974-9433 or email katherine.whitney@ag.tamu.edu.

Author: Bob Whitney, Regents Fellow & Extension Organic Specialist

Agriculturalist, extension educator and researcher, organic agriculture enthusiast and promoter, international program developer, Christian, husband, father and friend.

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