Make plans to attend Texas Wheat Symposium

The Texas Wheat Symposium will be Nov. 28, in conjunction with the Amarillo Farm and Ranch Show in the Grand Plaza Room at the Amarillo Civic Center. The free event will begin at 10 a.m.

The symposium, which is hosted by the Texas Wheat Producers Association, will conclude with the Amarillo Ag Appreciation Luncheon, presented by the association and the Amarillo Chamber of Commerce Ag Council.

“We are excited to have an excellent program that will address producers’ questions about farm policy on both the state and national level,” said Texas Wheat Executive Vice President Rodney Mosier.

Scott Braddock will give the keynote address during the Amarillo Ag Appreciation Luncheon, which begins at noon. Braddock is the editor of the Quorum Report, a non-partisan political newsletter focused on state policy and government. The Texas native has served the state for many years as a journalist and political analyst. During the luncheon, Braddock will discuss the Texas Legislature in a presentation titled, “After the Dust Settles: A Clear-Eyed View of What the Elections Mean for the Upcoming Legislative Session.”

The morning agenda will feature:

FSA and NRCS updates from Texas State Executive Director Gary Six and State Conservationist Salvador Salinas;

Farm policy outlook from Joe Outlaw of the Texas A&M Agricultural and Food Policy Center;

Market outlook from Mark Welch, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Economist; and

Texas climate outlook from Mike Gittinger of the National Weather Service in Amarillo.

“The symposium will provide updates on some of the most important topics in the industry,” said TWPA President Jody Bellah. “The outstanding program promises to benefit those both directly and indirectly involved in agriculture. We encourage everyone at the Amarillo Farm and Ranch Show to attend.”

The event is made free of charge for attendees because of the generous support of the event’s sponsors, including Ag Texas, AgWorkers Auto Insurance, Attebury Grain, BNSF Railway, Capital Farm Credit, First United Bank, High Plains Water District, KGNC AM, Plains Land Bank, Rain and Hail Insurance, Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension, Texas Cattle Feeders Association and West Texas A&M University Department of Agricultural Sciences.

For more information, please call 806-352-2191 or email [email protected].

The Texas Wheat Producers Association is a voluntary membership organization of wheat producers in Texas. The association provides growers a concentrated, organized voice in political matters affecting the production and marketing of their crops. For more information, visit