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New AgriLife Extension Agent named for Denton County

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David_AnnisThe Texas A&M AgriLife Extension service is pleased to announce the new Denton County agricultural and natural resources agent, David Annis.

“I am glad to be helping the people of Denton County,” Annis said. He will be responsible for all of AgriLife Extension’s agriculture and natural resources programs in Denton County.

Annis earned a master of science degree in agriculture in 1996 from Arkansas State University and a bachelor of science degree in plant protection/pest management in 1988 from the University of Arkansas.

His experience is primarily in pest management, row crop production, introduced pasture, forage production, wheat, soybeans, corn and grain sorghum. Annis’ responsibilities include agronomic demonstration, education and consultation with Denton County farmers and agricultural producers, and demonstration and research efforts on producer’s farms and ranches. He has conducted several on-farm research projects.

Annis is a certified crop advisor (CCA) by the American Society of Agronomy.

Before coming to the Noble Foundation, Annis worked as a soil and crops consultant for the Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, as an area specialist for the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service, a research associate for the University of Arkansas Experiment Station and a research associate in the agriculture chemical industry. Annis has been involved in agricultural consultation-education-research since 1988.

Pasture Fertilization and Weed Control Meeting

Denton County Texas A&M AgriLife Extension service will be conducting a meeting on pasture fertilization and weed control Thursday, May 21, 2015 from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm at the Ben E. Keith Hospitality Room, Denton.

“Forage producers need to be aware of the challenges this year’s weather will bring to their pasture management,” said David Annis, County Extension Agent, Agriculture and Natural Resources for Denton County.

Topics to be covered will include:

–  Fertilizer Options by Jim Johnson, Soils and Crops Consultant, with the S. R. Noble Foundation, Ardmore, Oklahoma.

–  Weed and Brush Control Strategies by David Annis, County Extension Agent for Denton County.

The meeting is intended for ranchers and forage producers, agricultural advisors and agriculture students. Two hours of continuing education credit for pesticide applicators will be awarded.

This meeting is being sponsored by the Denton County Ag Advisory Committee and Dennis’ Farm Store. As such, there will not be a charge for the meeting. Please call 940.349.2899 to register for the meal.

Educational programs of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service are open to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status. The Texas A&M University System, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the County Commissioners Courts of Texas Cooperating. Persons with disabilities needing accommodations for effective participation in the meeting should contact Denton County AgriLife Extension office at least a week in advance of the meeting to request mobility, visual, hearing or other assistance.

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