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GRAYSON -- The agricultural extension offices across Grayson, Cooke, and Montague counties are calling all farmers and ranchers.

An all day event this Thursday, February 20th, 2014 will provide tons of education.

"We do this every year so it is an annual event. And we always bring in like specialists from Texas and southern Oklahoma. So you get really skilled presenters and you get real good pertinent useful information," says Chuck Jones, the Agricultural Extension Agent for Grayson County.

The programs will cover five specific topics.

"Problems with aquatic plants in your ponds, we are going to discuss how to control those and how to identify them. We are going to talk about the proper way to apply pesticides so you are not getting drift onto your neighbors property. We are going to let you know what the most current laws and regulations are, and tell people how to identify weeds and the best time to control the weeds," says Jones.

The Agricultural Agents across Grayson, Cooke, and Montague counties encourage farmers and ranchers to attend.

"So one of the missions of the AgriLIFE extension is to education the public so we can better their lives, they'll have the knowledge they need to make the best decisions and so that is what we are doing," says Jones.

The event will be held this Thursday at the Gainesville Convention Center.

Registration and coffee is from 8 to 9am. The program is from 9am to 3pm. Anyone is welcome to attend, however there is a $25 fee for the program which does include your lunch.  Registration is required which you can do early by calling Grayson's AgriLIFE office at

903-813-4202