Those interested in wind energy and its effects on wildlife should mark their calendars for the South Plains Agriculture Wind and Wildlife Conference set to start with registration at 7:30 a.m. Feb. 13 at Lubbock’s American Wind Power Center and Museum at 1701 Canyon Lake Drive.

The conference is being conducted by the Texas AgriLife Extension Service, Texas Wildlife Association and Texas Parks and Wildlife. The conference is the third of its kind conducted by the agencies in areas of the state currently seeing wind energy interest. Robert Scott, AgriLife Extension agent in Lubbock County, said the purpose of the conference is to inform participants of the pros and cons associated with this new Texas industry. For more information contact Ken Cearley, AgriLife Extension wildlife specialist at Canyon, at 806-651-5760.