Important meetings, trade shows, field days and conferences for those involved in Southwest agriculture. To list your organization’s special event in the Southwest Farm Press Calendar of Events, e-mail details, including contact person, phone number, etc., to: Ron Smith,


January 2015

Key cotton and producer meetings scheduled for January include:

January 22 – Southern Mesa Ag Conference, Lamesa. Contact Gary Roschetzky, CEA-AG, (806) 872-3444.

Farm bill meetings include:

Jan. 22, Seminole, Texas, from 9 A.M. to noon at the Party House, US Hwy 385N between Seminole & Seagraves. A Jan. 23 meeting will be held in Levelland, Texas, also from 9 A.M. until noon at the Armory Building, Ball Park Drive & McKinley St., Levelland.

Jan. 21--64th Annual Western Rice Belt Production Conference and the Texas Rice Council Annual Meeting at the El Campo Civic Center on Wednesday, Jan. 21. Registration for the conference begins at 7:30 a.m. at the El Campo Civic Center. For more information, producers should contact the U.S. Rice Producers Federation at 713-974-RICE.

January 27 & 28--2015 Red River Crops Conference January 27 & 28 2015 Childress Texas. The agenda has been set for the conference. For further details please contact: Jerry Goodson,OSU S.W. Research & Extension Center,16721 US Hwy. 283 Altus, Oklahoma  (580) 482-8880 office; (580) 482-0208 fax; (580) 471-8969 mobile.

Jan. 27-28-- No-till on the Plains Winter Conference, is scheduled Jan, 27-28, in Salina, Kansas. Registration will remain open through Jan. 21t on the website, by mail or phone. Log on to for the online registration. The 19th Annual Winter Conference will be held at the Bicentennial Center in Salina, Kansas.