Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Nueces, Refugio, and San Patricio Counties will be hosting the Coastal Bend Grain Storage Workshop at the San Patricio Co. Civic Center, 219 W 5th St. Sinton TX., Wednesday, June 17, 2015, with registration beginning at 8:00am and the program beginning at 9:00.

Unlike our Grain Handler Safety Conference held earlier this spring, this program will focus on preserving the quality of stored grain for commercial elevators and on-farm storage facilities. The workshop will feature Dr. Carlo L. Jones an Associate Professor and Stored Products Engineer with Oklahoma State University. Dr. Jones will deliver a truck to truck comprehensive look at factors involved in storing grain in South Texas.

Topics include: Grain Quality Essentials, Safety and Grain Quality, Sanitation and Maintenance, an in-depth look at Aeration, and conclude with a discussion of Insects and Resistance.

There will be a participation fee of $25 payable at the door, and a catered lunch will be provided. There will also be 2 CEU offered provided to pesticide applicators. Conference is sponsored by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Nueces, Refugio, and San Patricio Grain Safety Task Force.

Individuals with disabilities, who require an auxiliary aid, service or accommodation in order to participate in any of the mentioned activities, are encouraged to contact the County Extension Office eight days before all programs for assistance. Extension programs serve people of all ages regardless of socioeconomic level, race, color, sex, religion, disability or national origin.