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. 3-5--Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course scheduled Aug. 3-5 at Texas A&M University in College Station. Contact: Dr. Jason Cleere, 979-845-6931,

Aug. 5-- A Grazing Management Clinic and tour is set for Aug. 5. The day will start with registration at 8:30 a.m. followed by the program from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Sutton County Civic Center, 1700 Crockett St. in Sonora. Participants  will travel to the Ross Ranch at 1 p.m. for the tour there set from 1:30-4 p.m. Contact: Pascual Hernandez, 325-387-3101,

Aug. 6-7--Oklahoma’s Statewide Women in Agriculture and Small Business Conference will take place Aug. 6-7 at the Moore-Norman Technology Center. Registration forms and additional information are available at, or by calling the OSU Department of Agricultural Economics at 405-744-9826.

Aug. 14--“Winter Pastures for Central and East Texas,”  training is scheduled for Aug. 14 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Overton.
Registration for the program is $60 before Aug. 5 and $75 before Aug. 11, after which registration will be closed. Registration includes lunch and program materials. Register online by going to, entering “pasture” in the search window, or call Extension Conference Services at 979-845-2604.

Aug. 18--The second annual Oklahoma Irrigation Conference is scheduled August 18 at the Caddo Kiowa Technology Center in Fort Cobb, Oklahoma.  For more information see the 2015 Oklahoma Irrigation Conference registration website . Also, contact the Caddo Extension office at 405-247-3376


Sept. 9 -- West Texas Agricultural Chemicals September 9 at the Bayer Museum of Agriculture.


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: