Once again, drought has stricken New Mexico and West Texas with a vengeance which has producers trying to cope the best they can. This year’s Southwest Beef Symposium will focus its topics around drought management to assist area producers through this trying time.
On Tuesday, February 23rd, the symposium will begin with a weather outlook from meteorologist Brian Bledsoe. In hopes to prepare for when the rain returns, TAMU’s David Anderson will then discuss strategies to best rebuild your herd.
On Wednesday, February 24th, the evening will begin with some insights from NMSU’s Eric Scholljegerdes on managing the nutritional health of your cattle. A panel of producers from Texas and New Mexico will wrap-up and discuss their approach to drought management.
The symposium will conclude on Thursday, February 25th, with Tiffany Dowell Lashmet, J.D., Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Ag Law Specialist, discussing long-term estate planning, including contingency plans when dealing with extreme drought.
Registration is free and NM BQA CEUs are available upon attendance verification of Tuesday (2 CEUs) and Wednesday' s program (1 CEU).