The second annual Southwest Agricultural Issues Summit will take place at the Skirvin Hilton in Oklahoma City, Okla., Sept. 8-10, 2013.

The summit will again bring agricultural leaders from across the greater Southwest region together for a three-day event to discuss key issues facing agriculture, as well as the opportunity to network with fellow agricultural influencers in the industry. House Ag Committee Chairman Frank Lucas (R-Okla.) will be a featured speaker at this year's event.

Registration for the event will open May 1.

Accommodations

The summit has a block of rooms reserved at the Skirvin Hilton Oklahoma City Sept. 5-12, 2013, at a special rate of $149 per night. Please book your room prior to Aug. 9, 2013, to secure the discounted rate.

Reservations can be made online by following this link

To make your reservation by phone, call 405.702.8512 and ask for the Southwest Ag Issues Summit room block.

Visit www.AgIssuesSummit.com for more information as it becomes available.

This summit is once again hosted by the Southwest Council of Agribusiness and the Texas Ag Forum.

The Southwest Council is an alliance of agricultural organizations, financial institutions and businesses. It was established to actively advocate for strong agricultural policy, which is so important to the business and economy of the greater Southwest area, including Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.

The Texas Ag Forum is a group of ag leaders and representatives coordinated by the Ag and Food Policy Center at Texas A&M University from across Texas that provides an open forum for public discussion of problems and issues facing agriculture.