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Both Greer and Jackson County Extension Offices are offering pre-season wheat meetings on Tuesday, Aug. 12. Both meetings will include the same topics covering wheat seed and varieties, fertility, seed treatment and herbicide options, and projected wheat budgets for the 2014/2015 production year.

Speakers for the meeting will include Dr. Mark Gregory, SW District Area Agronomy Specialist, Jason Pace, SW District Area Agriculture Economist, Gary Strickland, Jackson and Greer County’s Agriculture Extension Educator and Southwest Research and Extension Center (SWREC) Dryland Cropping Systems Specialist.

The Greer County meeting will be held at the Greer County Fair Grounds in Mangum located one mile west of Hwy 283/34 and Taft intersection, and will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Jackson County meeting will begin at 6 p.m. and conclude by 7:30 p.m. at the Jackson County Extension Office located on the north side of the WOSC campus.

Free meals will be sponsored at each meeting by the Oklahoma Wheat Growers Association. Pre-registration is requested, but not required, by Monday, Aug. 11 at 12 noon, to assist with meal counts. These should be informative meetings for area agriculture producers. For more information contact either the Greer County Extension Office, 580-782-5502, or the Jackson County Extension office, 580-482-0823.

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