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,


Oct. 23--  Cow Country Congress 2015, scheduled Oct. 23 at Maysel Ranch near Fairfield. The ranch is located east of Fairfield off of State Highway 84. Turn south on County Road 441 and continue for 3.3 miles. The ranch is on the right. Contact: Erin Davis, 903-389-3436,


Dec. 8 - 9 -- 27th Annual Texas Plant Protection Conference at the Brazos Center in College Station-Bryan, Texas. Contact: Bob Sasser, Executive Director Texas Plant Protection Association, 936/537-7083 (phone) 936/539-9526 (fax) e-mail: web site:

Dec. 9-11: USA Rice Outlook Conferenceand Trade Show, Sheraton New Orleans, LA.  For more information, visit our website or contact Jeanette Davis at or (703) 236-1447.


Jan, 8-9--  Building Soils for a Secure Future is the theme for the 2016 Horticulture Industries Conference and Show in Tulsa, Okla. Jeff Moyer, Interim executive Director from the Rodale Institute is the keynote speaker. For more information.