Texas AgXchange Farm and Ranch Show slated Oct. 2-3 in Robstown

Second annual show will nearly double in size

ROBSTOWN  –  The 2013 Texas AgXchange Farm and Ranch Show will be held Oct. 2-3 at the Richard M. Borchard Regional Fairgrounds, 1213 Terry Shamsie Blvd., just east of State Highway 77 in Robstown.

Growers attend a field demonstration of a Case IH sprayer at the 2013 show in Robstown. This year's show will be held Oct. 2-3. (Photo courtesy of Greg Geisler)

Growers attend a livestock demonstration at the 2012 Texas AgXchange Farm and Ranch Show in Robstown. This year’s show will be held Oct. 2-3. (Photo courtesy of Greg Geisler)

The show is being produced by VerticalXChange in cooperation with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Texas A&M AgriLife Research, according to Monty Dozier, AgriLife Extension regional program director for agriculture and natural resources in College Station.

There is no admission fee for the show, annual AgriLife conference or field demonstrations, he said.

“We enjoy our relationship with the Texas AgXchange,” he said. “Farmers like that we host our conference with a large farm and ranch show as it provides them with more to do, all at one location. They can see the new technology not only on display, but working in the field demos as well.”

The show will be open 10 a.m.-5 p.m both days and will be considerably larger than last year’s show, according to Greg Geisler, show director.

“We’ll have nearly 200 exhibitors this year,” he said. “That’s nearly double in size from our very successful show last year.”

Topics at the AgriLife Extension educational conference on Oct. 3 will include integrated management techniques for handling and treating cattle parasites and rangeland brush, improving reproductive efficiency in the beef herd, pesticide laws and regulations, and potential impacts to ground and surface water quality associated with pesticide movement.

Three Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units, one in laws and regulations, one in integrated pest management and one general, will be available at no cost.

For more information go to the show website at www.TexasAgXchange.com or call 952-736-9360.

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