Hemphill County Mini-Ag Conference set for Sept. 10 in Canadian

The Hemphill County Mini-Ag Conference, hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, will be held Sept. 10 in the Hemphill County Exhibition Center, Sand Sage Room, 10865 Exhibition Road, Canadian.

Registration will start at 8 a.m. with coffee and doughnuts, with the program starting at 9 a.m. Lunch will be provided by Wellington State Bank. The program will end at 4 p.m.

Registration is $25 per person, and seating is limited to the first 100 paid participants, said Andy Holloway, AgriLife Extension agriculture and natural resources agent for Hemphill County.

To register in advance, call the AgriLife Extension office for Hemphill County at 806-323-9114 or email [email protected] for a registration form. Checks, credit and debit cards are accepted.

“We are excited to announce that nationally known author and speaker Dave Pratt will be the special guest speaker,” Holloway said. “Several members of our Hemphill County Ag Committee are graduates of his Ranching for Profit schools, and we wanted him to make a follow up visit after he spoke at the past beef cattle conference and ag tour.”

Speaking on the subject “Ranching for Profit,” Pratt is expected to address the following topics: The three secrets for increasing profit; economic process and bench-marking; overcoming resistance to change; and cowboy economics with case studies included.

Pratt is the author of the book “Healthy Land, Happy Families and Profitable Businesses.”

“We have asked him to explore the concept of ranching for profit, from finances, to cow size, input costs, marketing and other important variables that ranchers have to be sharp on in today’s ever-changing world of markets, environment and consumer preferences,” Holloway said.