Convention season begins
For many producers, fall work often leads into the season of meetings and conventions hosted by several state and national associations. Though COVID-19 persists, many individuals and organizations are opting to host or attend in-person annual meetings and conventions.
The Wyoming Water Association (WWA) Annual Meeting kicks off the convention season this fall with an in-person meeting at the Lander Community Center to be held Oct. 20-22. The theme for this year’s event is Adapting and Rebuilding: A Foundation for the Future.
On Oct. 20, WWA will host a discussion on the history, challenges and opportunities associated with the Colorado River Compact, the economic impacts of the Green and Little Snake rivers and drought monitoring. WWA will focus on aging water infrastructure on Oct. 21 hosting variety of breakout sessions in the afternoon. The WWA Business Meeting and Advisory Panel discussion will be held Oct. 22. For more information on the event, visit wyomingwater.org.
The Wyoming Weed and Pest Council (WWPC) will host their Annual Fall Conference at the Little America Hotel in Cheyenne Nov. 1-4. This conference will host a series of educational sessions, committee work and business meetings.
On Nov. 3, activities at the WWPC Annual Fall Conference will begin with Don Day as a keynote speaker, followed by a roundtable discussion on state weed laws and an afternoon full of educational breakout sessions. For more information, visit wyoweed.org.
The next week, the 28th Annual Wyoming Women in Ag Symposium will be held Nov. 11-12 in Casper. A schedule and ticket information for the event will be available soon. For more information, visit wywomeninag.org.
The Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation’s (WyFB) 102nd Annual Meeting will be held in Cody Nov. 11-13. The theme for this meeting is Neighbors Helping Neighbors. A tour kicking off the meeting will be held at the Wyoming Seed Company on Nov. 11 at 8:30 a.m., and the annual meeting will begin at noon.
General and business sessions of the WyFB will follow on Nov. 12, and voting delegates will discuss resolutions to determine policies with the best interest for the future of farmers and ranchers. The WyFB Young Farmers and Ranchers (YF&R) will host their 18th Annual Harvest for All fund drive during the meeting to benefit the Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies. For more information, visit wyfb.org.
The Range Beef Cow Symposium, hosted jointly by Extension services at the University of Wyoming, South Dakota State University, Colorado State University and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will be held in Rapid City, S.D. Nov. 16-17. All aspects of beef cattle production, including supply chain distribution, red meat consumption trends, marketing options, rangeland health, heifer development and emerging health issues will be covered during the two-day seminar.
For more information on the Range Beef Cow Symposium, visit beef.unl.edu/range-beef-cow-symposium.
The Rocky Mountain Farmers Union (RMFU) Convention will be held at the DoubleTree Hotel in Greeley, Colo. Nov. 19-20. For more information, visit rmfu.org.
The Wyoming Association of Conservation Districts (WACD) Annual Convention will be held Nov. 29-Dec. 1 in Cody. A draft agenda of the meeting includes exclusive speakers, general meetings, a tour of the Buffalo Bill Center and an award luncheon. For more information, visit conservewy.org.
The Wyoming Section of the Society for Range Management (SRM) will again host their annual meeting virtu- ally Dec. 2-3. For more information, visit wyomingrangeands.org.
The Wyoming Stock Growers Association (WSGA) Winter Round Up, Convention and Trade Show will be held in Casper at the Ramkota Hotel and Conference Center Dec. 13-15. WSGA will host three full days of networking with Wyoming’s cattlemen and cattlewomen, as well as industry leaders.
Tickets and an agenda will be available in coming weeks. For more information, visit wysga.org.
The American Farm Bureau 2022 Convention will be held in Atlanta, Ga. Jan 7-12. For more information on this event, visit annualconvention.fb.org.
The 2022 American Sheep Industry Annual Convention will be held Jan. 19-22 in San Diego, Cali. For more information, visit sheepusa.org.
The Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation/South Dakota Farm Bureau Young Farmer and Rancher 2022 Conference will be held at The Lodge at Deadwood in Deadwood, S.D. Jan 21-22. The theme for this event is Building Bridges and Growing Generations. For more information, visit wyfb.org.
National Beef Cattlemen’s Association (NCBA) will host their convention and trade show in Houston, Texas Feb. 1-3. More information is available at convention.ncba.org.
To round out convention season before spring 2022, the Society for Range Management Annual Meeting will be held in Albuquerque, N.M. This meeting will span Feb. 6-10. For more information, visit rangelands.org.
For more information on upcoming events, visit the calendar on page 10 or at wylr.net. Keep an eye out for coverage of these conventions in upcoming editions of the Wyoming Livestock Roundup.
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