5th Annual

Celebrate Cotton Game

Saturday, Sept. 17

6 p.m.

Texas Tech Red Raiders

Louisiana Tech Bulldogs

Tickets start at $25


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West Texas Agricultural Chemicals Institute

Annual Conference Set for September 13

Friday, August 5, 2016                                       From WTACI

The West Texas Agricultural Chemicals Institute will host their annual conference on Tuesday, Sept. 13, at the Bayer Museum of Agriculture, located at 1121 Canyon Lake Drive in Lubbock.

This year represents the 64th meeting of WTACI, an unincorporated organization of dealers, industry representatives, agricultural producers, scientists, educators, and agribusiness members who support education and research programs promoting safe and effective use of agricultural chemicals and protection and preservation of the area's natural resources.

Topics to be discussed at the conference include pesticide application and laws and regulations, crop rotation and nutrient management strategies, weed resistance and insect resistance management, farm policy, unmanned aerial systems in agriculture, and much more. A detailed list of presentations and speakers soon will be available at

CEUs for the Texas Department of Agriculture, the Certified Crop Adviser program, and the New Mexico Department of Agriculture will be available.

Pre-registration soon will be available online at On-line registration fees are $75 for conference attendees and $300 for a booth and must be completed or postmarked by August 31. On-site registration will begin at 7 a.m. the day of the conference and will cost $95 for attendees and $325 for booth sponsors. Lunch will be provided as part of the registration fee.

Opportunities also exist to contribute to the WTACI Scholarship Fund, which has provided more than $60,000 in scholarships to students majoring in agricultural fields at many Texas universities.

Contact Ken Legˇ at 806-773-7310 or, or Shawn Wade at (806) 792-4904 or for questions about the program and CEU's. If you have trouble or questions regarding registration contact David Pointer, 806-746-4021 or


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Upcoming Area Field Days

      September 8 – PhytoGen/Enlist Field Day, Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 1102 E. FM 1294, Lubbock. Two identical sessions; morning tour, 8:30 a.m. registration, ends with lunch; afternoon tour begins with lunch and ends at 4:30 p.m. Questions: Ken Legˇ, 806-773-7310, or your local PhytoGen sales rep.

September 22 – Deltapine Field Day, Steve Chapman Farm near Lorenzo. 11 a.m., lunch served. Questions: Eric Best, 806-790-4646.     

September 27 – Deltapine Field Day, Nichols Barn in Seminole. 10 a.m., lunch served. Questions: Eric Best, 806-790-4646.

      September 29 – Bayer CropScience West Texas Field Day, location in the Lubbock area to be determined. Questions: contact your local Bayer CropScience sales representative.

      If you have a field day to add to this list, please email or call (806) 792-4904.



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QuickBooks Training Set for August

in Amarillo, September in Lubbock

Friday, August 5, 2016 By Kay Ledbetter, AgriLife TODAY

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will offer the Panhandle District QuickBooks Pro Short Course Aug. 24-25 and Aug. 29-30 in Amarillo, and then again Sept. 8-9 in Lubbock.

The two-day trainings will run from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day at the respective Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Centers, located at 6500 W. Amarillo Blvd. in Amarillo and 1102 E. Farm-to-Market Road 1294 north of Lubbock.

DeDe Jones, AgriLife Extension risk management specialist in Amarillo, said through the years, attendees have indicated they've seen thousands of dollars in benefit from what they learned.

QuickBooks Pro is a double-entry business accounting program often used by agricultural lenders and producers, Jones said. Participants will learn to enter transactions into the program and analyze costs and profits. No prior computer experience is necessary.

Registration is $150 and includes computer use and teaching materials. Couples are encouraged to attend and will be charged only one registration fee if they share a computer.

Class size is limited to 15 people to provide a hands-on experience for all participants. Those planning to attend should RSVP by Aug. 19 for either session in Amarillo and by Sept. 2 for the session in Lubbock. Payment is due upon arrival on the first day of the course.

For more information or to RSVP for either location, contact Jones or Kim Garcia at 806-677-5600.