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 21-- The future of drone technology in Texas Blacklands agriculture will be one of the featured programs at the June 21 Stiles Farm Field Day. The 53rd annual field day will also feature an update on the sugarcane aphid, programs on nitrogen application and soil compaction, horn fly control on livestock, pesticide laws and regulation update, and an aquatic weed management program. Contact: Ryan Collett, 512-898-2214,

June 23-- A final Rancher Leasing Workshop covering grazing, hunting and livestock leases will be held June 23 in Amarillo. The free workshop 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.
Those planning to attend should RSVP to Kim Garcia at 806-677-5626 or


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


Aug. 2 and 4--Winter canola schools scheduled for August 2nd and 4th in Lahoma, Okla., and Weatherford, Okla, respectively. We would like to get a general sense of how many folks we will have in attendance at each location, so if you could contact your local county Extension office and let them know it would be a great benefit. If anyone has any further questions, please feel free to contact Josh Lofton, Cropping Systems Specialist, Oklahoma State University, 405-334-1570