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MidTex Farm & Ranch Show

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2022 MidTex Farm, Ranch & Garden Show

Tuesday, January 11 | 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Wednesday, January 12 | 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

The BASE at Extraco Events Center
4601 Bosque Blvd.
Waco, TX 76710

The two-day MidTex Farm, Ranch, and Garden Show will take place at the Extraco Events Center's BASE facility. This year, we are rejoining the Blackland Income Growth (BIG) Conference. The BIG Conference serves as a primer for farmers, ranchers and landowners looking to make preparations heading into the new production year, and assists novice landowners with education and management practices.

We will host exhibitors showcasing their products and services to Central Texas farmers and ranchers. Admission is FREE to the general public to attend and visit exhibits of the latest farm and ranch equipment, seed, chemicals and ag-related services and technologies.

Throughout the day, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in sessions involving horticulture, beef, grain, cotton, wildlife and forage provided by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service – McLennan County on Tuesday and Wednesday. Specialty sessions throughout the day will address land management, agriculture and health.

Registration Information

This event is free and open to the public. Registration for the classes is required. Call 254-757-5180 to RSVP for the classes.

Class Schedule

Tuesday, Jan. 11

8:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

  • Horticulture  Session - A4 - Classroom 4
    • Soil Health Management Systems, Willie Durham
    • Organic Certification: Is it Worth It?, Bob Whitney
  • Beef Session - A3  - Classroom 3
    • Updates and Other Happenings from the Texas Beef Council, Molly McAdams
    • Production Practices to Get the Most Money for your Calves, Dr. Rick Machen
    • What Cows Do to the Planet and Other Worldwide Initiatives Targeting Beef/Livestock Production, Dr. Ron Gill
  • Grain Session - A2 - Classroom 2
    1 CEUs: 1 Drift

    • Agronomic Issues in Corn and Sorghum, Dr. Ronnie Schnell
    • Pest Management in Row Crops, Dr. David Kerns
  • Rural Land Management Session  - A1 - Classroom 1
    • Common Tree Issue Problems and Disease Update, Robert Hawthorne
    • Basic Pond Management, Aaron Sumrall
    • What Kind of Ag Enterprise for Small Landowners, Dr. Reid Redden

8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

  • Tomorrow’s Leaders Youth Workshop | Virtual Training | Register Now
    • No cost for youth attendees. Session is limited to  4-H and FFA members, grades 7—12 and adult chaperone(s). Pre-registration required by December 31, 2021. For additional information, contact Megan Parr at Megan.Parr@ag.tamu.edu or (254) 968-4144

8:50 a.m. - 4 p.m.

2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

  • Forage Session - A3 - Classroom 3
    CEU:  1 General and 1 IPM

    • Non-restricted use herbicide options for forage and grazing operations, Dr. Scott Nolte
    • Pest management in pastures and hay meadows. Fire-ants, Armyworms, Grasshoppers and More, Dr. David Kerns
    • Seeded vs. Sprigged Bermudagrass and how to establish both. Pros & Cons,  Dr. Vanessa A. Corriher-Olson
  • Cotton  Session
    • Nutrient Management for Cotton, Dr. Katie Lewis
    • Carbon Crediting/Sequestering, Dr. Katie Lewis
    • Weed Control Options/Consideration in Cotton, Dr. Ben McKnight
    • Cotton Trust Protocol, Christi Short
  • BLACKLAND COTTON AND GRAIN ASSOC. MEETING (follows Cotton Session)

5 p.m. - 6 p.m.

  • Auxin Herbicide Training | A2 - Classroom 2 - Dr. Scott Nolte

 

Wednesday, Jan. 12

8 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. 

  • Private Applicator Training - A1 - Classroom 1 | $75 Registration Fee
    • Preregister at (254) 582-4022

 

8 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. | 12:20 a.m. - 2:35 p.m. 

  • BIG Recertification Program- A2 - Classroom 2 | $60 Registration Fee
    5 CEUs: 2 L&R, 1  IPM, 2 General

    • 8 a.m. - 9 a.m.: Defining Laws and Regulations, Elizabeth Prokop
    • 9:05 a.m. - 10:05 a.m.: Management of Forage Pest, Dr. Vanessa Corriher-Olson
    • 10:05 a.m. -10:25 a.m.: Break
    • 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.: Herbicide Update, Dr. Scott Nolte
    • *Break for Lunch*
    • 12:20 p.m. - 1:20 p.m.: Weed/Brush Identification & Control Options, Tanner Chancellor
    • 1:25 p.m. - 2:35 p.m.: General Laws and Regulations, Dr. Don Renchie
  • RSVP by calling McLennan County Extension at (254) 757-5180
  • Pre-registration is required and is $60 (or $75 at the door) and checks should be made out to McLennan County Master Gardener

Exhibitor Space

Exhibitor registration is open now.

Details

  • Booths will include one 6' table and two chairs
  • Electricity is available; vendor must supply their own extension cords
  • All products must fit inside the booth space

Booth Pricing

Payment will be due upon notification of acceptance. Booths may not be split or shared between more than one business and will not be reserved without payment.

  • 10'x10' booths are $425
  • 20'x20' booths are $600

Featured Exhibitors

  • United Ag & Turf 
  • Douglass Nissan 
  • WC Tractor 
  • Equipment Depot 
  • Allen Samuels DCJRF
  • Kirby-Smith Machinery 
  • Landoll Company LLC 
  • Pineco Tractor and Equipment 
  • Bar None Country Store 
  • Sandyland Equipment 
  • Cen-Tex Roof Systems 
  • Line X of Waco 
  • Morton Buildings 
  • Lone Star Ag Credit