Conservation Tillage Workshop 2012

The 7th Annual Conservation Tillage Workshop

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Once again the Garfield County Conservation District, the Garfield County USDA offices and Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service office are hosting a one-day workshop on conservation tillage. The workshop will be held at the Expo Center Pavilion Building in Enid, Okla., on Feb. 8, 2012.


 8:00 a.m. – Registration, Coffee and Donuts – Sponsored by Oklahoma Wheat Growers

8:30 a.m. – Grain Market Outlook – Upcoming Farm Bill Considerations                           
Dr. Rodney Jones – Northwest Area Agriculture Economic Specialist

9:00 a.m. – GPS / G4:  Issues with certain guidance systems. Dr. Randy Taylor Extension Agriculture Engineer

9:30 a.m. – Break

9:45 a.m. – Canola in No-till for a crop rotation option. Josh Bushong, Canola Extension Specialist for Northwest Oklahoma

10:15 a.m. – Soil fertility, soil pH and the effectiveness of various lime products.  Hialin Zhang, OSU Professor and Soils Specialist

10:45 a.m. – Break 

11:00 a.m. – Crop Rotation Options / Crop Water Use Efficiency.  Dr. Chad Godsey, OSU Associate Professor, Cropping Systems

11:30 a.m. – “Forecasts and Prospects for Rainfall in North-central Oklahoma During Spring and Summer 2012.”  Dr. Jeane Schneider – Agriculture Research Service USDA, El Reno, Okla.

12 noon – Lunch 

 12:45 p.m. Garfield County Locally-Led Meeting. Jason Skaggs, Garfield County Conservation District Director

1:00 p.m. – Cotton as a Crop Rotation Option.  Dr. Randy Boman, Cotton Extension Program Leader, Altus, Okla.

1:30 p.m. – Production Observations from a Producer’s Point of View. Clint Mack, Agricultural Producer Drummond, Okla.

2:00 p.m. – Programs available to Producers for No-till or Minimum Tillage implementation. Brook Taylor, Resource Conservationist (Programs), NRCS, Zone 1, Woodward, Okla.