CEP and CARC personnel participated in the 33rd Annual Fort Bend Regional Vegetable Conference

The 33rd Annual Fort Bend Regional Vegetable Conference was held on February 8, 2018, at Fort Bend County Fairgrounds, Rosenberg, Texas. The conference was a celebration of vegetable production along the upper Gulf Coast region. The counties in this region include Waller, Wharton, Harris, Galveston, Brazoria, Colorado, Austin, and Fort Bend.  This event focused on teaching sustainable practices to help producers maximize efficiencies and profitability. The conference also offered five continuing education credits (CEU) for Texas Department of Agriculture license holders.

CAHS’ Cooperative Extension Program is a co-organizer of this conference where personnel from both Extension and Research attended. Extension agents Rafash Brew, Extension Vegetable Specialist, and Stedman Douglas, Extension Agent – Waller County, gave presentations on Weed Management and an update on PVAMU Grafted Cucumber Trial, respectively. Program Specialists Nelson Daniels and Kesha Henry, Fort Bend County Agents Derrick Banks, and Amber Foster managed CAHS’ booth and provided information on CAHS’ research, education, and extension activities to participants of the conference. The Agriculture and Natural Resources Program Leader Billy Lawton and CARC researchers Ram Ray, Ripendra Awal, and Almoutaz El Hassan were also present.

CAHS Booth At The Conference Hall

CAHS Booth at the conference hall

Panoramic View Of The Conference Hall

Panoramic view of the conference hall

Group Photo Of CAHS’ Participants

Group photo of CAHS’ participants

Stedman Douglas During His Presentation “PVAMU Grafted Cucumber Trial Updates.”

Stedman Douglas during his presentation “PVAMU Grafted Cucumber Trial Updates.”

Rafash Brew During His Presentation “Weed Management.”

Rafash Brew during his presentation “Weed Management.”

Photo credits by Dr. Awal Ripendra.

Ripendra Awal
Ripendra Awal, Ph.D.
Research Scientist, Natural Resources and Environmental Systems Research
(936) 261-5092