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Producers are finding their smart phones are becoming an important part of farm management. “Accessing farm records and management tools make truck and tractor cabs a vital part of the farm office” notes new Tarrant County Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Agriculture and Natural Resources Agent Fred M. Hall. The program will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday July 22 in the conference room at the Tarrant County Resource Connection. The facility is located at 1100 Circle Drive, near Interstate 20 in Fort Worth.

AgriLife Economist Dr. Bennett and Austin Miles with Nobel Foundation will walk through some of the newest and most popular agricultural apps plus Miles will demonstrate some things you might not have known your phone can do. In addition, Hall will demonstrate some of his favorite apps.

Agricultural apps are promising easier record keeping and calculations for everything from calculating how much chemical to put in the tank to formulating least cost rations with commodity ingredients. “But do they give you answers that are useful for your farm?” asks Hall. The program will cover all aspects of using smart phone applications in agriculture.

This will include some ‘hands-on” time so bring your phones and be prepared to ask questions. Registration is $25, which includes hand-outs and materials, lunch and two general category continuing education units for Texas pesticide license holders. The deadline to register is July 20 and registration can be done on-line at:

http://agrilife.org/urbantarrantag/program-registration

For more information contact your local Extension office, in Tarrant County the Extension Office number is 817.884.1946.

 

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