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,


Sept. 4 -- A Feral Hog Management Workshop will be offered from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 4 at the Brazos County Expo complex, 5827 Leonard Road in Bryan. The program is free, but $15 for a catered lunch. RSVP for the meal by Aug. 28 by calling 979-823-0129. Contact: Dusty Tittle, 979-823-0129,

Sept. 9 -- West Texas Agricultural Chemicals September 9 at the Bayer Museum of Agriculture. This year represents the 63rd meeting of WTACI. Topics to be discussed at the conference include pesticide application and laws and regulations, crop rotation and nutrient management strategies, weed resistance and insect resistance management, crop insurance, and much more. A detailed list of presentations and speakers can be found at

Sept. 9. – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Texas A&M AgriLife Research will jointly host a sorghum tour near Bushland on Sept. 9. The program will begin at 9 a.m. and end around 11:30 a.m. Contact: Dr. Jourdan Bell, 806-677-5600,
or ustin Voyles, 806-373-0713,

Sept. 12 – Emerging Issues in Livestock and Horticulture Marketing will be the featured seminar presentation scheduled from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Sept. 12 as part of the Texas A&M University department of agricultural economics tailgate activities at the AgriLife Center in College Station.The AgriLife Center is located at 556 John Kimbrough Blvd. on the Texas A&M campus. Contact: Dr. Parr Rosson, 979-845-2116,

Sept. 17– The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offices in Bastrop and Travis counties will offer a third program in their Beef Cattle Management series Sept. 17 in Austin. The program will be from 9 a.m.-3:15 p.m. at the Travis County East Service Center, 6011 Blue Bluff Road. Registration is $25 per person by Sept. 14 and $30 thereafter. To register and for more information, call the AgriLife Extension office in Bastrop County at 512-581-7186 or the AgriLife Extension office in Travis County at 512-854-9600.

Sept. 17-18-- Cattle producers operating intensive beef cow production systems can ensure they are aware of the latest animal care and management innovations by attending the Sept. 17-18 Dr. Kenneth and Caroline McDonald Eng Foundation Symposium in Oklahoma City. Cost is $125 per participant if pre-registering and $150 at the door. University graduate students are eligible to register at the discount price of $50. Online registration is available through the symposium website at

Sept. 24--Oklahoma peanut and cotton farmers have an opportunity to see the latest in research and Extension crop demonstration during a research plot tour Sept. 24 at the Caddo Research Station near Fort Cobb, Oklahoma. For more information contact: John Damicone, 127 NRC Stillwater, Okla., 74078-3033. Office: 405-744-9962; cell: 405-743-7968.


Oct. 5-6 – “Women – Taking the Reins in Natural Resource Management,” a two-day conference for women landowners in the Edwards Plateau, will take place Oct. 5-6 at the Inn on Barons Creek in Fredericksburg. contact: : Dr. Larry Redmon, 979-845-4826,
or Dr. Rick Machen, 830-278-9151,

Oct. 23-- Cow Country Congress 2015, scheduled Oct. 23 at Maysel Ranch near Fairfield.The ranch is located east of Fairfield off of State Highway 84. Turn south on County Road 441 and continue for 3.3 miles. The ranch is on the right. Contact: Erin Davis, 903-389-3436,


Dec. 8 - 9 -- 27th Annual Texas Plant Protection Conference at the Brazos Center in College Station-Bryan, Texas. Contact: Bob Sasser, Executive Director Texas Plant Protection Association, 936/537-7083 (phone) 936/539-9526 (fax) e-mail: web site: