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.

April 15- May 20-- Annie’s Project is an educational program dedicated to strengthening women’s roles in the modern farm enterprise, said Dr. Jason Johnson, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist, Stephenville. The series will be offered in six sessions, from 6-9 p.m. each Tuesday April 15 through May 20, at the AgriLife Extension office in Williamson County, 3151 S.E.  Inner Loop, Suite A in Georgetown.  Additional information about the program and how other farm women nationally have benefitted is available at: www.extension.iastate.edu/annie .

April 19--Central Texas Pecan Field Day, April 19 at Georgetown Pecan Co., 1300 County Road 150. For more information contact Fred Hall, AgriLife Extension agent for Williamson County at the AgriLife Extension office at 512-943-3300 or fmhall@ag.tamu.edu .

April 21, 22, 23--The Texas Corn Producers is hosting a series of farm bill seminars across the South and High Plains the week of April 21 for farmers across the region. Further details about these events and others, as well as information about the state’s corn industry is available at www.Texas.corn.org. All events are FREE and open to the public. Advance registration is available online by visiting http://texascorn.webconnex.com/ProducerFarmBill2014

Joe Outlaw will present a general overview of the Agricultural Act of 2014 and  preview  the decision aid tool being developed by the center. The schedule is:

April 21 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Dimmitt Senior Citizen Center, 218 Jones St, Dimmitt, Texas. Dinner Included

April 22 at 9 a.m. Swisher County Show Barns, Tulia, Texas
This event is in conjunction with a previously scheduled AgriLife Extension meeting

 April 22 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. XIT Rita Blanca Coliseum, 1219 West FM 281, Dalhart, Texas. Dinner Included

Wednesday, April 23 from 8-10 a.m. Moore County Community Building, 1600 S. Maddox Ave., Dumas, Texas. Light Breakfast Included

April 23-- The USA Rice Federation will be hosting a Farm Bill briefing session for producers, landowners, lenders and other industry members beginning at 9:00 a.m. at the El Campo Civic Center, 2350 N Mechanic Street

El Campo, Texas. For more information call: Lauren Echols (703) 236-1440

April 24-- The USA Rice Federation will be hosting a Farm Bill briefing session for producers, landowners, lenders and other industry members beginning at 9:00 a.m. at the Winnie-Stowell Community Center,1301 Park Street, Winnie, Texas. For more information call: Lauren Echols (703) 236-1440

May 1-- Concho and McCulloch counties have set their annual wheat tour for May 1 in the Millersview Gymnasium in Millersview. For more information and to RSVP by April 29 to ensure an accurate meal count, contact the AgriLife Extension offices in Concho County at 325-732-4304, concho-tx@tamu.edu , or McCulloch County at 325-597-1295, mcculloch-tx@ag.tamu.edu .

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 (kstemme@gmail.com) is greatly appreciated.

 

 

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