July 31 – August 1, 2020
Ward County Event Center
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.
|Friday, July 31, 2020|
|10:00 - 10:30 a.m.||Registration|
|10:30 - 11:00 a.m.||Welcome & Issues Facing the Agriculture Industry||District 6 Agents|
|11:00 - 11:45 a.m.||Lessons Learned in Eminent Domain||Joe Will Ross, PC|
|11:45 - 1:00 p.m.||Lunch ||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 Planning||Dr. Douglas Tolleson|
|3:00 - 3:45 p.m.||Marketing Cull Animals: Cattle, Sheep & Goat||Dr. 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 Coach||Sponsored by: Texas Farm Bureau & Howard County Texas Farm Bureau Board|
|Saturday, August 1, 2020|
|8:00 - 8:30 a.m.||Breakfast and Coffee Bar||Sponsored by: Midland County Texas Farm Bureau Board|
|8:30 - 9:30 a.m.||Re-Seeding of Right of Ways||Colin Shackelford|
|9:30 - 10:30 a.m.||Diversity within the Exotic and the Traditional Livestock Industry||Charly Seale|
|11:00 - 11:45 a.m.||Market Report||Bill Thompson|
|11:45 - 1:15 p.m.||Lunch|
-Sustainability in Agriculture
|Ben Weinheimer |
Lunch Sponsored by: Purina
|1:15 - 3:00 p.m.||Livestock Demonstration: Cattle Demonstration||Ron 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.