Graham County Fairgrounds to host 10th annual Farm, Home, Ranch Day

Staff Reports

GRAHAM COUNTY – Be sure to head out to the Graham County Fairgrounds this Thursday, Feb. 13, for the 10th annual Farm, Home, Ranch Day. 

Each section will be held at the fairgrounds’ buildings, with registration at 8 a.m. 

Lunch will be available for all participants. For more information or to pre-register to help get a better lunch count, click here.  

The schedule includes: 


8:30 – 8:50 a.m. – Pest and crop management options in Southeast Arizona with Randy Norton

8:50 – 9:10 a.m. – Soil testing and nutrient management with Thelma Sadang

9:10 – 9:30 a.m. – Economic impact study update for Graham and Greenlee counties with Dari Duval

9:30 – 10 a.m. – Break

10 – 10:20 a.m. – Management of plant diseases in Arizona cropping systems with Alex Hu

10:20 – 10:40 a.m. – Weed control options and updates with Bill McCloskey

10:40 – 11 a.m. – Economic trends in cropping systems for Arizona with Russ Tronstad

11 – 11:30 a.m. – Identification and management of insect pests in Arizona cropping systems with Peter Ellsworth and Naomi Pier


8:30 – 9:30 a.m. – Tools for pruning; proper selection; care and maintenance with Josh Sherman and Bill Cook (Bring your tools to learn how to sharpen them and use them)

9 – 9:30 a.m. – Registration for the cooking session in the Common Sense Building

9:30 – 11:30 a.m. – How to cook in an Insta-pot and electric pressure cooker demonstration with Cindy Pearson

10 – 11:30 a.m. – Tree fruit; when and where does it grow and nuts, pecans and pistachios questions and answers with Josh Sherman and Bill Cook


8:30 – 9 a.m. – Vaccinations: How to get the most bang for your buck with Kent Winterton

9 – 9:30 a.m. – Vaccinations: Immunology with Dr. Debbie Chapman

9:30 – 10 a.m. – Break

10 – 11:30 a.m. – Rangeland forage nutrition with Kim McReynolds; Climate and rain gauge with Mike Crimmins and UA agricultural economic impact


11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Water supply and weather/climate updates with Mike Crimmins

12 – 1 p.m. Lunch

1 p.m. – ? Hands-on pruning with Josh Sherman and Bill Cook at a location to be determined

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