Farm and ranch show comes to Robstown
The 2ndAnnual Coastal Bend Farm and Ranch Show will be held Thursday, October 6 and Friday, October 7, 2011 at the Richard M. Borchard Regional Fairgrounds, located at 1213 Terry Shamsie Blvd, just east of Hwy 77 in Robstown, Texas. Admission and parking will be free.
This Farm & Ranch Show will showcase some of the latest Agricultural technology being used in South Texas. In addition to the many farm industry exhibits, there will be numerous educational sessions offering CEUs for Pesticide Applicators, Certified Crop Advisors, and credits for BQA.
On Thursday, beginning at 8:30 a.m., there will be a class for producers who would like to obtain their Private Applicators License, immediately followed by testing.
Topics related to beef cattle producers on Thursday will include: Rebuilding the Cattle Herd with the focus on Bull and Heifer Selection, Cattle Working Tips and Herd Health, and Restocking Considerations Coming Out of a Drought.
At 1:30 p.m., John Metz, Warning Coordination Meteorologist with the National Weather Service, will give the latest update on the Drought and the “La Nina” impact for the coming months. Other topics to be addressed Thursday afternoon include: Boll Weevil Eradication Update, Pesticide Laws Update, Crop Market Outlook and Marketing Strategies Session. Following an evening social at 5 p.m., Dr. James Richardson will give a Farm Policy Update.
Friday morning will feature sessions related to crop production including: Results of local 2011 Crop Research, Crop Insect Management, Nutrient Management Following Drought, and Emerging Cool Season Oilseed Options.
1213 Terry Shamsie Blvd