Two Rice Meetings in January

Rice producers will have two opportunities to learn more about rice production and get their private applicator CEU’s.

The Western Rice Belt Production Conference will be held at the El Campo Civic Center on Wednesday, January 19 starting with registration at 7:30 am and program starts at 8:10 am and lasts till after 2 pm.  2 TDA CEU’s will be given. 

El Campo Civic Center

Speakers include Rice Variety Performance – RiceTec, Horizon Ag, and Dynagro; Rice dryer variety data – Corrie Bowen; Row Rice Production – Jarrod Hardke; Carbon Credit Economics – Luis Ribera; TDA Laws and Regs – Stephanie Theriot; Farm Policy Update – George Knapek; and Rice Market Update – Thomas Wynn.

The Southeast Texas Rice Symposium will be held at the Winnie-Stowell Community Building on Thursday, January 20 from 8:15 am to 2 pm. RSVP by January 14.

Winnie-Stowell Center

            Topics include USRPA Update – Marcela Garcia; Louisiana Rice Update – Ronnie Levy; Volatility of Input Costs – Thomas Wynn; Rice Varieties – RiceTec & Horizon Ag; Rice Diseases – Young Ki Jo; Regional Weather Outlook – Patrick Vaughn; Carbon Credit Economics – Dr. Luis Ribera.

            I look forward to meeting you at these two rice meetings!

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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