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,


Aug. 22-- A Chile Field Day will be held at the Los Lunas Agricultural Science Center (1036 Miller Rd., Los Lunas, NM) Friday, August 22. Refreshments and registration begin at 8:30 am, with the program scheduled from 9:00 am through noon. The event is free of charge. For More Information call Los Lunas ASC at: 505-865-7340.

Aug. 26-27-- The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will offer QuickBooks Pro computer short courses for the 13th year on Aug. 26-27 in Amarillo and Sept. 16-17 in Lubbock. The trainings will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day in both cities. Both events will be held at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in their respective cities: 6500 W. Amarillo Blvd. in Amarillo and 1102 E. Farm-to-Market Road 1294 north of Lubbock. Contact:  DeDe Jones, 806-677-5667,
Jay Yates, 806-746-6101,

Aug. 28--As in previous years, the focus of the upcoming East Texas Regional Forage Conference is about how producers can save money. The conference will be held Aug. 28, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Rusk County Youth Expo Center, 3303 Farm-to-Market Road 13 West, Henderson.  Registration is $15, with a deadline of Aug. 21. A printable registration form can be downloaded at