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,

March, 2015

March 26--The 2015 Oklahoma Peanut Expo and Conference March 26 features a varied agenda, including an update on how the new farm program will affect peanuts. The annual event, held at the Quartz Mountain Resort near Lone Wolf, Okla., also will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Oklahoma Peanut Commission. For more information, contact:

March 26-28-- The Texas International Produce Association (TIPA) will host the inaugural VIVA Fresh Conference and Expo March 26-28, 2015, at the Hilton Austin in Austin, Texas. The expo will highlight the “Gateway to the Americas,” and will showcase produce grown in the Southwestern United States and Mexico.

The new VIVA Fresh Expo was created to take advantage of the trend to offer more intimate and affordable regional trade shows that allow vendors and customers to create networking opportunities that highlight products and build relationships. The new show replaces TIPA’s former Texas Produce Convention. For more information, contact Bret Erickson at