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,


Dec. 1-- New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension Service will present its annual forage-growers workshop Dec. 1, in Valencia County at UNM-Valencia Campus, 280 La Entrada Road. While pre-registration is not required, it is appreciated to assist with planning and meal preparation. Participants may register online at, or by calling 505-565-3002.

Dec. 2-- Seeking Solutions to Profitability with Small Grains, Amarillo Civic Center, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Please call 806-677-5637 with any questions. Amarillo Farm & Ranch Show

Dec. 3--Cattle Trails Cow/Calf Conference, Wichita Falls, Texas. Phone: 940-552-9941,

Dec. 8--The Four States Cattle Conference set for Dec. 8 will focus on several issues affecting beef cattle production heading into 2016. To register, send your name, organization, mailing address, phone number and email along with a check or money order payable to Clark County CES, 640 South 6th St., Suite B, Arkadelphia, AR. 71923.

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:

Dec. 9-11: USA Rice Outlook Conference and Trade Show, Sheraton New Orleans, LA. For more information, visit our website or contact Jeanette Davis or (703) 236-1447.

Dec. 10-- Ag Technology Conference Dec. 10 at the Sam Rayburn Student Center on the Texas A&M-commerce campus. Participants may earn five private applicator, five commercial applicator or 5 non-commercial applicator continuing education units. The conference begins at 8 with registration and exhibitor visitation. The program gets underway at 10.

Dec. 11-- The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct the annual High Plains Ag Conference from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 11 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 1102 E. Farm-to-Market Road 1294, Lubbock. Individual preregistration, which includes lunch, is $35 by Dec. 9 and $45 thereafter and at the door, with no lunch guarantee. For more information, contact Scott at 806-775-1740 or


Jan, 8-9-- Building Soils for a Secure Future is the theme for the 2016 Horticulture Industries Conference and Show in Tulsa, Okla. Jeff Moyer, Interim executive Director from the Rodale Institute is the keynote speaker. For more information.

Jan. 20-21--Red River Crops Conference, Southwest Technology Center, 711 W. Tamarack
Altus, Okla. Contact, 580-482-0823. Host Hotel: Hampton Inn, 3601 N. Main (580) 482-1273