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,


June 1, 3 and 23--Three Rancher Leasing Workshops covering grazing, hunting and livestock leases will be held in June in Stillwater, Oklahoma, Fort Worth and Amarillo. The free workshops will be hosted by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and funded by the Southern Extension Risk Management Education Center, said Tiffany Dowell Lashmet, AgriLife Extension agricultural law specialist in Amarillo.

Programs will be:

– June 1, 1-4 p.m., Wes Watkins Center on the Oklahoma State University campus, 207 Watkins Farm Road, Stillwater, Oklahoma.

– June 3, 1-4 p.m., Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association headquarters in the Brand Room, 1301 W. 7th St., Fort Worth.

– June 23, registration at 9:30 a.m., program from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 6500 W. Amarillo Blvd., Amarillo. Lunch will be sponsored by Plains Land Bank.

Those planning to attend any of the workshops should RSVP by May 30 to Kim Garcia at 806-677-5626 or Producers planning to attend the Fort Worth workshop may also RSVP online at


JJuly 21-23-- The 2016 Southern Peanut Growers Conference will be July 21-23, 2016 at the SSandestin Golf & Beach Resort in Miramar Beach, Fla. For more information on the conference, registration information, as well as sponsorship opportunities, visit  For room reservations at the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, call 800-622-1038 and request the Peanut Grower's Conference rate or Group 2315PS.

JJuly 26-- The Cattle Trails Wheat and Stocker Cattle Conference on July 26 will cover how producers in the North and Rolling Plains regions of Texas and Southwestern Oklahoma can meet these challenges and prepare for 2017. Producers are encouraged to preregister by contacting their local AgriLife Extension county agent, their Oklahoma Cooperative Extension county educator or Allison Ha at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center near Vernon at 940-552-9941, ext. 225 or