Feed-grain marketing workshop offered Feb. 10-11 in Amarillo

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service's "Developing This Year's Marketing Plan for Feed Grains" workshop is scheduled for February 10-11 in Amarillo. The workshop takes place at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center located at 6500 W. Amarillo Blvd. The program runs from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day. The workshop is co-sponsored by the Plains Land Bank and Capital Farm Credit.

2016 is shaping up to be a tough marketing year for feed-grain producers according Dr. Steve Amosson, AgriLife Extension economist in Amarillo. "Feed-grain producers need a sharp pencil to get the most production for the least cost, and then they need to do a good job of marketing their crops to have a successful year," Amosson said. Several factors such as surplus supplies in the markets, stagnant ethanol demand, questionable feed demand and a strong U.S. dollar are expected to impact feed-grain producers.

There is a $125 registration fee which covers the costs associated with instruction, meals and materials. Registration is limited to the first 50 paid participants. For registration brochure or more information, contact Kim Garcia at (806) 667-5626 or by email at kim.garcia@ag.tamu.edu.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 to Thursday, February 11, 2016