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Grain industry presentation set Jan. 23 in Greencreek

Farming operations at Cottonwood.

Photo by Lorie Palmer
Farming operations at Cottonwood.

— Current looks into and information on the grain industry will be presented at the Prairie Area Cereal School, set for Tuesday, Jan. 23, in Greencreek.

The agenda includes a selection of topics about cereal production systems, including cereal and legume crop variety information, canola production management, grass and broadleaf weed control in wheat, and estimating cost of production and using that information to increase the bottom line in today’s environment of low grain prices.

Administrators from the Idaho wheat and barley commissions will give market overviews, production, research and commission activities, including Kelly Olson, IBC administrator, who will be retiring in 2018.

This educational program is open to all producers and spouses, agri-support personnel and the public. Preregister by Thursday, Jan. 18, with the Lewis County Extension Office, 208-937-2311,

The Jan. 23 event begins with coffee and donuts at 7:30 p.m. at the Greencreek Community Hall, with the program beginning at 8 a.m.

Lunch will be prepared by the Greencreek Altar Society and is sponsored by the Idaho Wheat Commission and the Idaho Barley Commission. Two pesticide applicator credits and CCA credits will be available.

The event is organized by University of Idaho Extension, in cooperation with Lewis and Idaho County Grain Producers, Idaho barley and wheat commissions, and the Idaho/Lewis Extension Crops Advisory Committee.


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