The Amarillo Farm & Ranch Show, slated for Nov. 30 to Dec. 2 at the Amarillo Civic Center in Amarillo, Texas, will return as an in-person event for 2021.
This agriculture trade show took a year off in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and will bring more than 400 exhibitors back to the Amarillo Civic Center this year. Companies are exhibiting a variety of products and services at the show including large harvesting and planting equipment for crops such as cotton, corn, wheat, hay, seed varieties, livestock equipment, tools and insurance and banking services. Attendees can visit with dealers and see brands such as John Deere, BASF, Case IH, Massey Ferguson and Can-Am. Admission and parking are free. For a full list of exhibitors, attendees are encouraged to visit www.ideaggroup.com/amarillo.
Programming at this year’s event includes the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension CEU Workshop on Nov. 30. This session will earn attendees five continuing education credits: three credits for general, one credit for Laws and Regulations and one credit for Drift.
The Texas Wheat Symposium returns on Dec. 1, presented by the Texas Wheat Growers Association, with updates from U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency and Natural Resources Conservation Service, a market outlook and farm policy discussion. Full agenda details will be announced in November. Also on Wednesday, the Ag Appreciation Luncheon, hosted jointly with the Amarillo Chamber of Commerce Ag Council, returns with serving lines open at 11:45 a.m. Central time. The keynote address for this free lunch event will be presented by David Wasserman, senior editor, U.S. House of Representative for The Cook Political Report with Amy Walter.
Back for its third year following a year of virtual education in 2021 is COTTON U, a High Plains Journal and Amarillo Farm & Ranch Show partnership event. Cotton growers will be able to network with other producers and industry leaders about increasing profitability on their farm or ranch. This education session is set for Dec. 2 starting at 8 a.m. concludes at 11:45 a.m.
Featured speakers for this year’s Cotton U event include David Kerns from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension and Tas Smith from the National Cotton Council of America. In addition to the speakers, attendees can hear from and ask questions of the cotton producer panel. Cotton U is a free event, however, pre-registration is encouraged. Certified Crop Adviser CEU’s will be available at this event.
Additional information is available at www.hpj.com/cottonu and www.ideaggroup.com/amarillo.