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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.

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