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, rsmith@farmpress.com.

Sept.

Sept. 4 -- A Feral Hog Management Workshop will be offered from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 4 at the Brazos County Expo complex, 5827 Leonard Road in Bryan. The program is free, but $15 for a catered lunch. RSVP for the meal by Aug. 28 by calling 979-823-0129. Contact: Dusty Tittle, 979-823-0129,c-tittle@tamu.edu

Sept. 9 -- West Texas Agricultural Chemicals September 9 at the Bayer Museum of Agriculture. This year represents the 63rd meeting of WTACI. Topics to be discussed at the conference include pesticide application and laws and regulations, crop rotation and nutrient management strategies, weed resistance and insect resistance management, crop insurance, and much more. A detailed list of presentations and speakers can be found at http://wtaci.tamu.edu.

Sept. 17-18-- Cattle producers operating intensive beef cow production systems can ensure they are aware of the latest animal care and management innovations by attending the Sept. 17-18 Dr. Kenneth and Caroline McDonald Eng Foundation Symposium in Oklahoma City. Cost is $125 per participant if pre-registering and $150 at the door. University graduate students are eligible to register at the discount price of $50. Online registration is available through the symposium website at http://www.mcdonaldengsymposium.org.

Dec.

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: tppa@consolidated.net web site: http://tppa.tamu.edu