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Northwest Iowa Dairy Outlooks

A local discussion of current science and issues concerning dairying in northwest iowa

“Building margins in agriculture isn’t just about trimming expenses– its about spending money were it will yield the largest returns” says Tarrant County AgriLife Extension Agriculture Agent Fred M. Hall. “And this group of professionals will help any producer learn to selectively maximize their returns on the dollars they spend on fertilizer.” Hall continued. The program will be held on Friday, December 2 at the Tarrant County Resource Connection conference room located at 1100 Campus Drive in Fort Worth.

Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. and speakers will star at 9 a.m. The $20 registration fee can be paid at the door with cash or check and will include two continuing education units (CEUs) for pesticide license holders, educational materials, lunch and refreshments. The CEUS include one laws and regulations and one general. Pre-registration is required for the lunch count and can be made on-line at:

The deadline for registration is 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 30.

This years speakers include Dr. Jason Johnson, TAMU AgriLife Economist start with a quick outlook at the markets and then go in-depth on how to maximize fertilizer returns with the current commodity prices.

Next up will be Dr. Wayne Becker, Southern Sales Agronomist for NACHURS Liquid Fertilizer who with address issues with tank mixing fertilizer and herbicides.

Dr. Vanessa Corriher-Olson, TAMU AgriLife Forage Specialist will discuss issues with fertilizing forages for maximizing production.

The final speaker will be Tarrant County AgriLife Extension Agriculture Agent Fred M. Hall who will cover what records should be kept and how important pesticide records are for protecting applicators when conflicts arise.

Additional information is available by calling the Extension office at 817.884.1946 or at the Tarrant County Extension Agriculture website at:



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