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,

Dec. 7-9: USA Rice Outlook Conference and Trade Show, Marriott Little Rock and Statehouse Convention Center, Little Rock, AR. The largest annual gathering of rice farmers from all rice-producing states features a trade show for rice-related equipment, technology, products, and services.  The educational program will cover outlooks on farm bill implementation, the economy, trade, production, research, and more.  For more information, contact Jeanette Davis at or (703) 236-1447.

Dec. 10-11-- Water will be featured at the Texas Plant Protection Association Conference Dec. 10-11 at the Brazos Center, 3232 Briarcrest Drive in Bryan. The conference will feature sessions on grain, cotton, horticulture, turf, and pasture and rangeland. A student poster contest will be held as well as an awards luncheon. For registration information, visit .

Dec. 17--New Mexico growers will have a chance to learn the latest on topics ranging from soil conservation and alternative crops to the use of unmanned aircraft systems for rangeland monitoring during the annual New Mexico Sustainable Agriculture Conference Dec. 17 in Roswell. Contact Stephanie Walker, 575-646-4398,

January 2015

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