Convention season: State and national associations host events
Several state and national associations are gearing up for a season of meetings and conventions throughout the state of Wyoming and the U.S. As fall work comes to a close, many producers and community and association members are planning to partake in this year’s convention season.
The Wyoming Water Association (WWA) Annual Meeting kicks off the convention season this fall with an in-person meeting Oct. 17-19 in Laramie. Water professionals from throughout the state will discuss current issues, share insights and brainstorm solutions for water resource challenges. This year’s theme is “Reimagining Our Water Supply and Meeting the Challenge of Scarcity.”
On Oct. 17, WWA will host a discussion on the status of drought in Wyoming, insights from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and a discussion with WWA advisors. WWA will focus on Wyoming and the Colorado River and funding opportunities for water projects on Oct. 18, in addition to a variety of breakout sessions in the afternoon. A variety of topics will be discussed on Oct. 19, including the WWA business meeting. For more information on the event, visit wyomingwater.org.
The Wyoming Section of the Society for Range Management (SRM) will again host their fall meeting themed “Change on the Range” at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody on Oct. 19-21. For more information, visit wyomingrangelands.org.
The Wyoming Weed and Pest Council (WWPC) will host their Annual Fall Conference and Business Meeting at the Holiday Inn Cody – Buffalo Bill Village Nov. 1-3. This conference will host a series of educational and breakout sessions, committee work and business meetings.
The WWPC Annual Fall Conference’s schedule is jam-packed with several presenters and an awards banquet on Nov. 2. For more information, visit wyoweed.org.
In mid-November, the 29th Annual Wyoming Women in Ag Symposium will be held Nov. 17-18 in Riverton. The conference is a great way to stay informed on latest farming and ranching updates, as well as participate in tours of local operations. For more information, visit wywomeninag.org.
The Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation’s (WyFB) 103rd Annual Meeting will be held in Casper Nov. 10-12. The theme for this meeting is “Our Agriculture. Our Future.” Pre-registration forms are available until Oct. 31. The meeting will begin on Nov. 10 with a speaker series for members to kick off the annual meeting festivities. The series will feature farmers, ranchers and University of Wyoming professors presenting their latest agricultural technology information. The day will conclude with standing committee meetings, a WyFB Young Farmers and Ranchers (YF&R) Collegiate Discussion Meet and trivia night.
General and business sessions of the WyFB will follow on Nov. 12, and conclude with a banquet, awards and foundation auction and entertainment by Tris Munsick. The WyFB Young Farmers and Ranchers (YF&R) will host their 19th Annual Harvest for All fundraiser during the meeting to benefit the Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies. For more information, visit wyfb.org.
The Wyoming Natural Resource Rendezvous will be taking place Dec. 5-8 at the Casper Ramkota Hotel. The event, held in conjunction every five years, is courtesy of the Wyoming Stock Growers Association, Wyoming Association of Conservation Districts and Wyoming Wool Growers Association. Hundreds of producers and natural resource users from across the state will meet to hear industry updates, association updates, banquets and a silent auction. Pre-registration deadline is Nov. 30. For more information, visit wysga.org.
The WyFB YF&R 2023 Conference will be held in Pinedale Jan. 20-21. This year’s theme is “Building Our Future.” For more information on upcoming and future events or to register, visit wyfb.org or call 307-532-2002.
The American Angus Convention will take place in Salt Lake City, Utah Nov. 4-7. The event will include a trade show, general sessions, awards and dinner. For more information, visit angusconvention.com.
The Rocky Mountain Farmers Union Convention will be held at the DoubleTree Hotel in Greeley, Colo. Nov. 18-19. Registration is open through Oct. 31. For more information, visit rmfu.org.
The American Farm Bureau 2023 Convention will be held in San Juan, Puerto Rico Jan. 6-11. For more information on this event, visit annualconvention.fb.org.
The 2022 American Sheep Industry Annual Convention will be held Jan. 18-21 in Fort Worth, Texas. For more information, visit sheepusa.org.
National Cattlemen’s Beef Association will host their convention and trade show in New Orleans, La. Feb. 1-3. More information is available at convention.ncba.org.
To round out convention season before the spring of 2023, the Society for Range Management Annual Meeting will be held in Boise, Idaho. This meeting will take place Feb. 12-16. For more information, visit rangelands.org.
For more information on upcoming events, visit the calendar on page 18 or at wylr.net. Keep an eye out for coverage of these conventions in upcoming editions of the Wyoming Livestock Roundup.
Brittany Gunn is the editor of the Wyoming Livestock Roundup. Send comments and events and conventions not listed to firstname.lastname@example.org.