Wharton County Extension Agent Corrie Bowen announced that a cotton and grain risk management marketing workshop is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 17 at the Wharton County Fairgrounds in Crescent (6036 FM 961 Road).

Registration begins at 8 a.m. The first presentation begins at 8:30 a.m.

The workshop is sponsored by the Wharton County AgriLife Extension Office and the Wharton County Row Crops Committee.

“This is an excellent opportunity to be briefed on the need for budgeting, decision tools, outlook and making marketing plans for the next crop year,” said Mac Young, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service program specialist, Corpus Christi.

In an email, Bowen said the following is a schedule of speakers and topics:

Budgeting and Decision Tools (Young); Cotton Outlook (AgriLife Extension Cotton Marketing Economist Dr. John Robinson); Grain Outlook (Dr. Mark Welch, Extension Economist – Grain Marketing); Marketing Strategies (Robinson and Welch); and “What If” Scenarios, Discussion and Questions (Robinson and Welch).

The workshop will conclude at noon with a meal. 

Bowen said those who are interested in attending are asked to RSVP by calling 979-532-3310, noon on Wednesday, Oct. 16. There is no fee.

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