VICTORIA, Texas – The Texas Soybean Association will hold its 38th Annual Meeting at the Victoria Community Center (2905 E North St.) in Victoria, Texas on Thursday, Feb. 3, 2005, in conjunction with the 2005 Soybean Production Conference sponsored by the Texas Cooperative Extension Service.

All soybean producers are invited to attend this free event. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. and the program will start at 8:30 a.m.

Speakers and topics include: Dr. Jim Heitholt, Texas Agricultural Experiment Station, Dallas, Texas, Variety Evaluation Projects in Texas; James Grichar, Research Scientist, Texas Agricultural Experiment Station, Beeville, Texas, Texas Gulf Coast Soybean Planting Date Study: A Three Year Summary; Joe Krausz, Extension Program Leader for Plant Pathology and Microbiology, Soybean Diseases Old & New; M.O. Way, Associate Professor and Texas Cooperative Extension Entomologist, Texas Agricultural Experiment Station, Beaumont, Texas, Insect Management;, James Thomas, Director of Research and Breeding, Hornbeck Seed Company, DeWitt, Arkansas, Varietal Development Program for the Gulf Coast of Texas; James Grichar, Research Scientist, Texas Agricultural Experiment Station, Beeville, Texas, Weed Control Update.

The Texas Soybean Association Annual Meeting will occur following the speakers and before lunch. Lunch will be provided by the Texas Soybean Board and the ag business sponsors will showcase the latest in crop protection, equipment and seed.

Contact the TSA office at 800-247-8691 or swsoy@aristotle.net for more information