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Texas Farm Ranch and Wildlife Expo Feb. 21-22

By John Starbuck

 

 

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The Abilene Chamber of Commerce and Taylor County AgriLife Extension Service will sponsor the 2023 Texas Farm Ranch and Wildlife Expo Feb. 21-22 at the county fairgrounds.

The Agriculture Family of the Year will be recognized during a luncheon on the second day.

While most activities are geared towards farmers and ranchers, the public may find interest in a women’s fair and a seminar on tree care.

Schedule:

Tuesday, Feb. 21

Crop & Commodity Day

7:30 a.m.             Cotton & Crops Conference (Application technology for on-farm management; early to mid-season pest management)
Big Country Hall

8:30 a.m.

– 2:00 p.m.         Town and Country Women’s Fair (cooking demo, insurance/Medicare

professional advice, style show, gardening tips; style show at 11:45 a.m.)

Capital Farm Credit Display Building

9:00 a.m.             Trade Show Opens; Ribbon Cutting at Lawrence Hall central display

Taylor Telecom Arena

 

9:00 a.m.             Registration for Rolling Plains Cotton Growers Annual Meeting
Big Country Hall

 

9:00 a.m.             Property Tax Valuations (Texas Ag and Wildlife Exemptions: What are they and what real estate agents and landowners need to know)
Extension Service Conference Room

10:00 a.m.           Rolling Plains Cotton Growers Annual Meeting

Big Country Hall

 

11:30 a.m.           Pig Brig Demo (Easy, lightweight feral hog trap system)

Taylor Telecom Arena

 

1:30 p.m.             Cotton & Crops Conference Cont. (In-season

nutrient management; weed management; Auxin training)

Big Country Hall

1:30 p.m.             Stock Pond Management (Building new

ponds and maintaining old ones; managing aquatic weeds and fish)

Extension Service Conference Room

 

2:00 p.m.            Intellectual Property (IP) Basics for Rural America (How to patent information)

Taylor Telecom Arena

6:00 p.m.            Trade Show Closes

Wednesday, Feb. 22

Cattle & Ranch & Wildlife Day

 

7:30 a.m.             Range & Pasture Seminar (Post-drought grazing management; prescribed burning; weed and seedling mesquite control)

Big Country Hall

8:00 a.m.             Tree Care Seminar (Managing new and old trees; tree

health and pesticide laws)

Extension Conference Room

9:00 a.m.             Trade Show Opens

Taylor Telecom Arena

 

11:30 a.m.           Agriculture Legacy Luncheon featuring Joe Leathers – General Manager of 6666 Ranch and Celebrity Chef Cowboy Newton – Ranch to Table – Their Journeys

Capital Farm Credit Display Building

 

11:30 a.m.           Pig Brig Demo (Easy, lightweight feral hog trap system)

Taylor Telecom Arena

1:30 p.m.             Wildlife Management Seminar (Post-drought land & wildlife

management; Texas fence and pesticide law)

Big Country Hall

 

1:30 p.m.             Backyard Poultry Production (Intro to raising poultry; bird health and

disease prevention)

Extension Conference Room

 

1:30 p.m.             Livestock Industry Updates, What’s on the Horizon

Texas Animal Health Commission

New Technology Demos

Taylor Telecom Arena Classroom (Southwest side)

4:00 p.m.             Trade Show Closes

 

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