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Canola conferences set in Enid, Altus for July

There is no charge for participants to attend the Oklahoma-Kansas Winter Canola Conferences. The event is July 29 in Enid, and July 30 in Altus.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: July 11, 2014
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Those interested in raising canola can harvest information at the Oklahoma-Kansas Winter Canola Conferences July 29 in Enid, and July 30 in Altus.

“Think of the conferences as one-stop shopping, wherein a participant can get the latest science-proven information about what it takes to raise the most successful canola crop possible, relative to local conditions,” said Rick Nelson, Garfield County Extension agricultural educator.

There is no charge to attend either of the conferences being put on by cooperating partners Oklahoma State University’s Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Kansas State University, Oklahoma Oilseed Commission and the Great Plains Canola Association.

The July 29 conference will be from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Enid Convention Hall, at 301 S Independence Ave., in downtown Enid. A meeting of the Great Plains Canola Association will follow the meeting.

The July 30 conference will be from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Western Oklahoma State College, 2801 N Main St., in Altus.

Registration will begin at 8 a.m. for both conferences, with programs kicking off just before 9 a.m.

Conference materials, refreshments and lunch will be provided free to participants, “thanks to the generosity of numerous donors,” said Ron Sholar, executive director of the Great Plains Canola Association.

“Conference sessions will focus on lessons learned from the past year, weather and climate outlook, variety and hybrid performance, advanced agronomics, market outlook, crop insurance update and pest management, as well as updates from the U.S. Canola Association and Great Plains Canola Association,” Sholar said.

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For information, contact Josh Bushong at josh.bushong@okstate.edu or at (405) 744-9600, or Ron Sholar at jrsholar@aol.com or at (405) 780-0113.

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