West Texas Farmer and Rancher Conference

July 31 – August 1, 2020
Ward County Event Center
Monahans, TX

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The West Texas Farmers and Ranchers will be held in Monahans, Texas at the Ward County Event Center on July 31st and August 1st.  This event, held by Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service, will provide West Texas agriculture producers with educational and growth opportunities. With the variety of agriculture production in West Texas a committee of County Agents in District 6 came together to organize and put on this conference that will include a crop pathway and range, wildlife, and livestock pathway*.

The goal of the West Texas Farmer and Rancher Conference is to provide our producers with something new and unique that would help them be more successful and present them with new ideas!

The two-day program will include speakers across the state and allow producers to choose between a crop focused room or range, wildlife, and livestock room on Friday the 31st.  Friday will also feature general speakers in the morning and during meals.  Saturday the 1st will have a more general focus for all agriculture producers along with speaker at lunch and the day will be highlighted by Ron Gill wrapping up the conference with a livestock handling demonstration.


 Pre- Registration: $40 for participants & $30 for spouses (Pre-registration closes on July 17, 2020)

$55 at the door.

*If less than 10 people register for a pathway the pathway will be canceled and participants will be combined in 1 pathway.


Host Hotel Information

Friday, July 31, 2020
10:00 - 10:30 a.m.Registration
10:30 - 11:00 a.m.Welcome & Issues Facing the Agriculture IndustryDistrict 6 Agents
11:00 - 11:45 a.m.Lessons Learned in Eminent DomainJoe Will Ross, PC
11:45 - 1:00 p.m.
Sponsored by: Ag Workers Insurance
1:15 - 5:00 p.m. Break Out Sessions
Room 1: Crops & Horticulture
1:15 - 2:00 p.m.Laws and Regulations
2:00 - 2:45 p.m.Herbicide and Pesticide Update
3:00 - 3:45 p.m.Technological Innovations: No Till and Strip Till
Room 2: Range and Pasture & Livestock
1:15 - 2:00 p.m.Supplemental Feeding with Respect to Forage Quality Dr. Clay Burson
2:00 - 2:45 p.m.Drought Contingency PlanningDr. Douglas Tolleson
3:00 - 3:45 p.m.Marketing Cull Animals: Cattle, Sheep & GoatDr. Reid Redden, Dr. Bruce Carpenter, Dr. Ron Gill
3:45 - 4:30 p.m.Managing Male Fertility in Livestock Dr. Reid Redden, Dr. Bruce Carpenter, Dr. Ron Gill
6:30 p.m. Steak Dinner with Key Note Speaker: CJ Aragon - Sul Ross Rodeo CoachSponsored by: Texas Farm Bureau & Howard County Texas Farm Bureau Board
Saturday, August 1, 2020
8:00 - 8:30 a.m.Breakfast and Coffee BarSponsored by: Midland County Texas Farm Bureau Board
8:30 - 9:30 a.m.Re-Seeding of Right of WaysColin Shackelford
9:30 - 10:30 a.m.Diversity within the Exotic and the Traditional Livestock IndustryCharly Seale
11:00 - 11:45 a.m.Market ReportBill Thompson
11:45 - 1:15 p.m.Lunch
Guest Speaker
-Sustainability in Agriculture
Ben Weinheimer

Lunch Sponsored by: Purina
1:15 - 3:00 p.m.Livestock Demonstration: Cattle DemonstrationRon Gill

*The West Texas Farmers and Ranchers Convention will be following COVID-19 social distancing practices to comply with local, state, and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service guidelines. At minimum participants will be asked to social distance and tissues and hand sanitizer will be available for participants throughout the program. Face coverings will be made available for participants who are feeling ill.



Thank you to our SPONSORS!


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