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Monday, June 22, 2015

Progressive Grower’s Breakfast, 8 am. June 23, 2015 Guest – Dr. Jordan Bell at Jeff’s Restaurant in Kress



Progressive Grower’s Breakfast June 23, 2015
Guest – Dr. Jordan Bell at Jeff’s Restaurant in Kress

                There is quite a bit of corn being grown by producers not usually involved with corn production in this area in 2015.  This is just the situation the Hale, Swisher, & Floyd Progressive Growers Breakfasts were envisioned for three years ago.  At these breakfasts, producers gather round over coffee, eggs, etc. and after a quick bug / weed situation report from Blayne Reed, EA-IPM Hale, Swisher, & Floyd the questions, thoughts, and ideas producers have from their farms and fields can be discussed in detail. Joining the producers are Blayne IPM Agent, sometimes the County Extension Agents from Hale, Swisher, & Floyd, and, if needs arise, specialists and experts.  Tomorrow, June 23, 2015, we have a very special guest joining us, Dr. Jordan Bell, extension agronomist district 1, is making the trip south from Amarillo to Jeff’s Restaurant in Kress for our 8 am gathering.  Dr. Bell’s specialty is in corn & sorghum irrigation management and fertility. 
                The Progressive Growers Breakfasts are open to all producers and usually runs about an hour but we generally stay until all questions are answered and work drags us away.  This group is producer driven and tries to meet monthly to bi-weekly need depending.  Blayne typically leads off the discussion with John Villalba, CEA Swisher, making regular appearances.   If anyone is interested in this likely corn focused breakfast with Jordan & Blayne please join us at Jeff in Kress at 8 am. 
                To get on the ‘regular’ Progressive Grower’s Breakfast announcement text please call the Hale County office at 806-291-5267 or the Swisher office at 806-995-3721 and we will get you in contact with Mike Goss, Swisher County Producer, and primary host of the breakfasts. 
                Blayne

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