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,


May 8-- The Value of Land,” a conference on issues affecting landowners, will be held May 8 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Angelina County, 2201 S. Medford Drive in Lufkin. Registration includes lunch and is $40 per person or $50 for a couple if done by May 1. Registration at the door will be $50 per person or $60 per couple, and also includes lunch, Sims said. Registration on the day of the event will begin at 8:30 a.m. with the program starting at 9 a.m. and lasting until 3 p.m. Participants may preregister by contacting the Pineywoods Resource Conservation and Development office at 936-568-0414 or through the Agrilife Extension office for Angelina County at 936-634-6414, extension 102.

May 28-29-- With consumer interest heightening about where food comes from, grass-fed beef producers will have the opportunity to learn more about marketing opportunities and production trends during a May 28-29 conference in College Station. Dr. Rick Machen, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service beef cattle specialist in Uvalde, said producers can learn about all aspects of grass-fed beef production techniques at the conference, which will be held at the Rosenthal Meat Science Building on the Texas A&M University campus. Contact Dr. Rick Machen, 830-278-9151,


June 4A BASF Field Day is scheduled for on June 4 from 9:00am-1:00pm at the TAMU Research Farm. TAMU Researchers/ Extension and BASF personnel will be at each stop to cover the Dicamba cotton program, drift to soybeans, weed control in corn/ rotational crops for new technology, cotton seedling control after harvest, grain sorghum & wheat diseases, wheat fertilization with nitrogen management materials, & TDA regulations. Contact, H Ray Smith, Biological Research Service, Inc.

June 9-11-- Export Sorghum, scheduled June 9-11, is a two-day educational seminar geared toward creating networking opportunities while providing both domestic and international grain buyers insight on markets, trade opportunities, contract education and logistics. The event includes a field tour, discussions on trucking, and a tour of the Port of Houston. For the full event schedule and additional information, visit the Sorghum Checkoff website (


July 23-25--Southern Peanut Growers Conference, Callaway Gardens , Pine Mountain, Ga. For more information contact Southern Peanut Farmers Federation.


Sept. 9 -- West Texas Agricultural Chemicals September 9 at the Bayer Museum of Agriculture.