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Convention season continues with state and national meetings

by Wyoming Livestock Roundup

                 Fall is host to the beginning of meetings and conventions for many producers. Meetings and conventions hosted by several state and national associations provide valuable information to attendees and keep producers aware of issues pertaining to their operation.

Fall conventions

                 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.

                 A roundtable discussion on state weed laws, as well as an afternoon full of educational breakout sessions will be held Nov. 3. For more information, visit

                 The Wyoming Water Development Commission will hold a joint meeting with the Select Water Committee Workshop Nov. 8-10 in Casper. This meeting will address several water projects across the state. For more information, visit

                 The 28th Annual Wyoming Women’s Ag Symposium will be held Nov. 11-12 in Casper. The meeting hosts Lesley Kelly, the founder of Do More Agriculture Foundation as the keynote speaker, and breakout sessions covering cheatgrass control, the Food Freedom Act and cowherd nutrition. For more information, visit

                 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, consisting of general and business sessions, will begin at noon. For more information, visit

                 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

                 The Rocky Mountain Farmers Union (RMFU) Convention will be held at the DoubleTree Hotel in Greeley, Colo. Nov. 19-20. For more information, visit

Winter conventions

                 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

The Wyoming Section of the Society for Range Management (SRM) will again host their annual meeting virtually Dec. 2-3. For more information, visit

                 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

2022 conventions

                 The American Farm Bureau 2022 Convention will be held in Atlanta, Ga. Jan 7-12. For more information on this event, visit

                 The 2022 American Sheep Industry Annual Convention will be held Jan. 19-22 in San Diego, Cali. For more information, visit

The WyFB and South Dakota Farm Bureau Young Farmer and Rancher (YF&R) 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

National Beef Cattlemen’s Association (NCBA) will host their convention and trade show in Houston, Texas Feb. 1-3. More information is available at

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  

                 For more information on upcoming events, visit the calendar on page 16 or at Keep an eye out for coverage of these conventions in upcoming editions of the Wyoming Livestock Roundup.

                 Hosting a meeting that isn’t in this article? E-mail with event details.

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