The 2014 Ellis County Crops Tour will be held July 1, with registration beginning at 7:30 a.m. at the Avalon Gin, 123 Main St., in Avalon.

There is a $15 registration fee and participants will receive up to 5 CEU’s.

Participants are encouraged to register before Friday, June 27 by calling 972-825-5175.

Stops on this year’s tour will be:

Corn Variety Plot — Johnston Farms

Cotton Variety Plot —Beakley Farms

Sunflower Variety Plots —Beakley/Texas A & M

Lunch — Hi View Park

This year’s scheduled program speakers are: Dr. Ronnie Schnell,  Dr. Gaylon Morgan and Dr. Paul Baumann, Texas A & M AgriLife Extension Service; Larry Eubanks and Bashir Dualle, Farm Service Agency; Beau Brooks,  NRCS,  Mark Arnold, Texas A & M AgriLife Extension Service,  plus various ag industry pepresentatives and personnel.  

“We will seek to accommodate all persons with disabilities for this meeting. We request that you contact the Extension Office prior to the meeting,” said Mark Arnold, Ag Agent, Ellis County Extension Service.

For further information, contact Mark Arnold, County Extension Agent-Agriculture/Natural Resources, 701 South I-35 E, Suite 3, Waxahachie, or call 972/825-5175 or email:

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.