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.
Jan. 9-10-- Cattle industry experts will address global industry issues, timely nutrition and health management strategies, and the economics and risk associated with restocking ranches during the Southwest Beef Symposium Thursday and Friday, Jan. 9-10, at the Clayton Civic Center, 124 North Front St., Clayton, N.M. The schedule of events, lodging information and presenter information is available at http://swbs.nmsu.edu For more information contact Manny Encinias at 505-927-7935 or Bruce Carpenter at 432-336-9632.
Jan. 14--The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct the 2014 Rolling Plains Cotton and Agricultural Conference from 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Jan. 14 in Stamford. The event, conducted by the AgriLife Extension offices in Jones and Haskell counties, will take place in the Texas Cowboy Reunion Bunkhouse on the Texas Cowboy Reunion rodeo grounds, on Farm-to-Market Road 2834 and U.S. Highway 277.
Individual registration due upon arrival is $10. Organizers ask those planning to attend to RSVP by Jan. 10 to the AgriLife Extension office in Jones County by calling 325-823-2432. Contact Steve Estes, 325-823-2432, email@example.com
Jan. 18--The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct the Hamilton County Feral Hog Workshop beginning with registration at 8:30 a.m. Jan. 18 at Hamilton. The formal program is set for 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Hamilton Commission Company, located 3 miles north of town on U.S. Highway 281. Admission is free, but organizers ask those planning to attend to RSVP by contacting Dan Gaskins, AgriLife Extension assistant at Gatesville, at 254-248-0562 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Jan 28-29--Red River Crops Conference, Altus, Okla. A $25 fee covers both days. To register, print the form from http://agrisk.tamu.edu/. Make checks payable to the Jackson County OSU Extension Office and mail to 2801 N. Main, Suite A, Altus, OK. 73521. For more information, contact a local Extension office in either Texas or Oklahoma, or call 580-482-0823.
Feb. 4-5 -- A two-part session on Rebuilding the Beef Herd in Texas is one of several program highlights at the 52nd Blackland Income Growth Conference scheduled Feb. 4-5 at the Extraco Events Center in Waco. The center is located at 4601 Bosque Blvd. Registration for the main Blackland Income Growth Conference on Feb. 4 is $20 per person and includes lunch. Several sessions will award continuing education units. Producers are encouraged to download the brochure at http://bit.ly/17IGNEB to see specific continuing education credit allocations, sessions and speakers. For additional information, contact the AgriLife Extension agent in your county or call 254-968-4144.