Texas Farm, Ranch and Wildlife Expo Set Feb. 19-20 in Abilene

Writer: Susan Himes, 325-657-7315, Susan.Himes@ag.tamu.edu
Contact: Cody Hill, 325-672-6048, Cody.Hill@ag.tamu.edu   

ABILENE — The Texas Farm, Ranch and Wildlife Expo will run from Feb.19-20 at Taylor County Expo Center, 1700 State Highway 36 in Abilene.

Co-sponsored by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Abilene Chamber of Commerce,  this free agribusiness event features seminars, equipment demonstrations and 150 vendor booths. This is the 20th year the two organizations have teamed up to present the event.

“The Texas Farm, Ranch and Wildlife Expo is a great opportunity for ranchers, wildlife enthusiasts and cotton producers to learn cutting-edge technology in all aspects of agriculture,” said Cody Hill, AgriLife Extension agent, Taylor County.

AgriLife Extension will provide educational presentations both days and Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units are available.

Presentations on Feb.19 start at 8 a.m. with Big Country Range Management. Cotton Production in 2019 begins at 1:30 p.m., followed by a Cattle Stockmanship and Stewardship Clinic.

The Rolling Plains Cotton Growers will also meet on Feb. 19, with registration at 9 a.m. and the meeting at 10 a.m.

On Feb. 20, the AgriLife Extension presentation Quail Management begins at 8 a.m., followed by a quail bird dog demonstration. Backyard Pollinators is at 8:30 a.m. and Small Acreage Landowners, which will have an emphasis on native grasslands, is at 1:30 p.m.

The Agriculture Scholarship Luncheon on Feb. 20 will feature world-renowned author, speaker and animal behavior expert Dr. Temple Grandin. It will take place at 11:30 a.m. in the Big Country Hall where the Taylor County Agriculture Family of the Year will be recognized.

Each ticket sold will benefit agriculture scholarships for youth in the Big Country area. Individual tickets are $30 and table sponsorships are $400. Contact the Abilene Chamber of Commerce at 325-677-7241 for more information.

For a complete list of events, AgriLife Extension presentations and CEUs available, visit: https://tinyurl.com/y7qboxja

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