Ag seminar draws crowd

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Cathy and Michael Loran of Scotland, representing Loran Charolais, dish up chili during the Texoma Ag Seminar Grazing Hour, Thursday at Pioneer Hall in Henrietta.

More than 100 people turned out for the Texoma Ag Seminar’s grazing hour Thursday night, while 41 local ag producers and industry leaders participated in agriscience workshops throughout the day.

The annual event offers producers and members of the ag services industry an opportunity to catch up on the science of agriculture in Clay and surrounding counties, while earning Continuing Education Units through the Texas AgriLife Extension Service.

Workshop subjects included water quality management with Chad Fikes of Texoma Hatchery, a Fire Wise update by the Texas Forest Service and Clay County Emergency Management Coordinator Kent Neville, pesticide application laws and regulations with Henry Krueskopf of the Texas Department of Agriculture, and pasture recovery and weed control with Chuck Coffey of the Noble Foundation.

The Grazing Hour provides local businesses an opportunity to display goods and services. Businesses and organizations participating included First National Bank of Byers, Archer Title, Dairy Queen, TEEA, DuPont, Waggoner’s Boot Center, Quality Implement, Berend Brothers, Wells Fargo, Spray-Green of North Texas, Davis Grain and Fertilizer, Farm Bureau, Loran Charolais, ADM Alliance Nutrition, Kerr Feed and Grain, Clay County 4-H, Muleshoe Ag Services, Bowie Tractor, The Henrietta and Clay County Chamber of Commerce, the Clay County Historical Society, Edward Jones, Clay County Emergency Management, Legend Bank, the Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Farm Services Agency.

Live music was provided by The Red River Band of Clay County.

The Texoma Ag Seminar is held each year at Pioneer Hall in Henrietta, and is sponsored by Clay Beef Committee and Texas AgriLife.

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