LUBBOCK – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct the South Plains Profitability Workshop beginning at 9 a.m. Feb. 21 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at 1102 E FM 1294.
“Lubbock County and other South Plains producers continue to face stressful times due to depressed commodity prices and a reduced safety net,” said Dr. Jackie Smith, AgriLife Extension economist in Lubbock. “Even though 2016 was more favorable than the previous two years, producers will still be looking for and considering decisions that could cut costs or improve yields.
“They will also be considering alternative crops. So the purpose of this workshop is to help them weigh their options from a strictly economic standpoint.”
Smith will be joined by Jeff Pate and Will Keeling, both AgriLife Extension risk management specialists.
Smith said another workshop is scheduled for March in Littlefield. The crop spreadsheet budgets used for the workshops will be available by Feb. 10 at http://southplainsprofit.tamu.edu/.
Each participant will receive a thumb drive containing the budget spreadsheet. Participants are also welcome to bring their own computers.
There is no charge for the workshop, and lunch will be provided.
For more information, contact Smith at 806-746-6101.