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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
March 11-12-- No-Till Oklahoma, National Center for Employee Development, located at 2801 East State Highway Nine on the south side of Norman. Cost is $115 per participant if registering by Feb. 25 and $140 thereafter. Registration forms and agenda information are available online at http://www.notill.okstate.edu
March 12-- Farm Bill Forum - Taylor, TX, Knights of Columbus Hall. No fee but please pre-register with the Williamson County Extension office at (512) 943-3300. Lunch will be provided. More information at http://www.southwest-council.org
March 13-- Farm Bill Forum - Waco, TX, Texas Farm Bureau Conference and Training Center, 7420 Fish Pond Road. Lunch will be provided. More information at http://www.southwest-council.org
March 14-- Farm Bill Forum - Greenville, TX, Fletcher Warren Civic Center, 5501 S. Business Hwy 69. No fee but please pre-register with the Hunt County Extension office at (903) 455-9885. Lunch will be provided. More information at http://www.southwest-council.org
March 20-21-- Oklahoma Peanut Expo and TX/OK Peanut Seed Quality meeting has been changed to Thurs/Friday, March 20-21 and will be held at the Quartz Mountain Resort near Lone Wolf, Okla. Contact email@example.com
March 31-- A Winter Canola Field Day will be held on the southwest corner of the Texas A&M AgriLife Research Farm off of Farm to Market 50, two miles south of the intersection of FM 60 and FM 50 near College Station. It begins at noon with a free lunch followed by presentations and time viewing the national winter canola variety trial and concludes by 5:00 pm. To RSVP, please call or email Dr. Clark Neely at 979-862-1412 or firstname.lastname@example.org by March 26.
April 1 --A Winter Canola Field Day will be held at the Doss Community Center at the intersection of RR 648 and 783 in Doss, TX. It begins at 10:00am and concludes at 3:00pm. To RSVP, please call Gillespie County Extension Office at 830-997-3452 by March 31.
May 16 -- The East Texas Goat Raisers Association is sponsoring a Forages for Goats Seminar and Pasture Walk on Friday, May 16, 2014, in Alba, Texas. The event will focus on practical information about forage and parasite management for goats and includes a pasture walk at Lake Fork Kikos. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. at the Family Community Center, 147 Hopkins Street, Alba, Texas (directly across the street from the U.S. Post Office). Cost for the event, which runs until 4:00 p.m., is $15.00 per person and includes lunch. Advanced registration by phone (903-316-6959) or by email (email@example.com) is greatly appreciated.