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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Blackland Income Growth Conference Feb. 3-4

By: Blair Fannin
WACO – An overview of the sugarcane aphid in sorghum and cattle marketing considerations are only a couple of the topics to be featured at the 2015 Blackland Income Growth Conference Feb. 3-4 at the Extraco Events Center in Waco.

According to event coordinators, the conference will offer sessions on a variety of commodities – beef, grain, horticulture, cotton, forage, wildlife and more.

“The Blackland Income Growth Conference has a long history of providing the latest research information and production management practices for farmers and ranchers throughout the region,” said Ronald Woolley, conference coordinator and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service regional program leader at Stephenville. “This year’s conference will feature several important topics of interest to Blackland producers. We have several experts who will be featured in each commodity session.“Overall, we think we have something for everyone, and producers will take home plenty of strategies they can incorporate into their operations.”

The annual conference is sponsored by AgriLife Extension and the Waco Chamber of Commerce.
Registration for the main Blackland Income Growth Conference on Feb. 3 is $20 per person and includes lunch. Several sessions will award continuing education units. Producers can download the brochure at to see specific continuing education credit allocations, sessions and speakers.

The keynote luncheon speaker Feb. 3 will be Dr. Rudy Tarpley, department head for agricultural and consumer science at Tarleton State University.

Monday, May 12, 2014

2014 Grassfed Beef Conference - College Station Texas

Texas A&M Agrilife Extension is pleased to announce the 4th Annual Grassfed Beef Conference..

Consumer interest in natural, grassfed and organic beef is on the rise.  If you’d like to learn more about grassfed beef production and how it’s different, mark your calendar for May 29-30, 2014 to be in College Station for this year’s Grassfed Beef Conference.

We’re excited about the interest among participants and the outstanding lineup of speakers that will come together for this information-sharing opportunity. 

OR register by phone: 979.845.2604.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014


Need to know more about caring for and maintaining your farm pond? This seminar will cover all aspects of pond management in one setting.
Friday, May 2, 2014
Ben E. Keith Community Room
2248 Live Oak Street, Commerce
Cost: $10 - Registration 12:30 - Program begins at 1:00pm
Instructed by: Dr. Billy Higginbotham
Topics Include:
Farm Pond Management Weed ID & Control Methods
Fish Stocking & Management Drought Management
2 CEU Hours (1Gen./1IPM) given to Pesticide License holders
Must have Pesticide License # - Drivers License # no longer accepted
Bring your pond weeds for identification.
For more Information contact:
Hunt County Extension - 903-455-9885
Kaufman County Extension - 972-932-9069
Rockwall County Extension - 972-204-7660