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Meetings throughout Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico. Send me information about your upcoming event!

Shelley E. Huguley, Editor

October 9, 2020

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Shelley E. Huguley

Due to meeting cancellations during the COVID-19 pandemic, many organizations are conducting webinars using the Zoom app. Not sure how to access Zoom? Follow these instructions provided by Oklahoma State University, otherwise, scroll down to the upcoming meeting dates. 

What do I need to participate?

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To join a Zoom meeting or webinar, you will need:

• An internet-connected computer, laptop, tablet, or smartphone. Alternatively, you can join by calling the conference number.

• Your meeting ID number.

• If participating with a desktop, laptop, tablet, or smartphone, a headset or earbuds are suggested.

Once inside the Zoom meeting or webinar, the Zoom Menu Bar appears at the bottom of the Zoom window. (The bar disappears after a few seconds but reappears when the mouse is moved.)

Options for participants in Zoom Meetings: mute/unmute your audio and microphone, stop/start your video, open the chat window, and exit the meeting.


Oct. 15:

Beneficial Insect Identification and Habitat Management, NMSU Webinar

Coastal Bend Fall CEU Conference, Robstown, Texas (online & in-person)

  • 1213 Terry Shamsie Blvd.

  • 8 a.m.-2:40 p.m.

  • 5 TDA CEU's available

  • Cost: $25 online, $40 in person-includes catered lunch

  • To register: or call 361-767-5223 (registration required)

  • Topics and speakers:

    • Review of Pesticide Laws and Regulations, Mark Matocha, AgriLife Extension
      specialist in agricultural and environmental safety

    • Weed Management Strategies for Row Crop and Forage Producers, Joshua McGinty, AgriLife Extension agronomist

    • Integrating Beneficial Insects into Pest Management, Dalton Ludwick, AgriLife
      Extension entomologist

    •  Forecasting Long-Range Weather Patterns, Brian Bledsoe, chief meteorologist KKTVChannel
      11, Colorado Springs, Colorado

    • Invora: A New Weapon in the War on Brush, Rob Brooks, Bayer range and pasture

    • Feral Hog Abatement Strategies, Maureen Frank, AgriLife Extension wildlife

Oct. 20:

Cotton & Coffee with The Cotton Board (Zoom web call)

  • 7:30 a.m.

  • Topic: Getting Today's Consumers to Care about Cotton with Kim Kitchings and Anne David, Cotton Inc.

  • To register, contact your Cotton Board Regional Communication Manager

External Sheep and Goat Parasite Management, Eldorado

  • Schleicher County Civic Center at 427 U.S. Highway 277

  • Lunch- 11:30 a.m.; program- 1 p.m.

  • RSVP by Oct. 16 to the AgriLife Extension office of Schleicher County at 325-853-2132

Wildlife damage management webinar, District 6, West Texas

  •  9 a.m.

  • John Tomecek, AgriLife Extension wildlife specialist, Thrall

  • Click here, to join the zoom webinar or call in at (346) 248-7799

Oct. 21:

AgriLife Extension Agricultural Pesticide Waste Collection. Lubbock, Texas

  • 8 a.m.- 2 p.m.

  • South Plains Fairgrounds at 105 E. Broadway

Oct. 22:

Growing Vegetables in New Mexico – Managing challenges for an abundant harvest, NMSU Webinar

Nov. 5:

Drip Irrigation on the Small Farm, NMSU Webinar

Nov. 10:

Cotton & Coffee with The Cotton Board (Zoom web call)

  • 7:30 a.m.

  • Topic: Top Priorities of the Agricultural & Environmental Research Department with Kater Hake, Cotton Inc. 

  • To register, contact your Cotton Board Regional Communication Manager

Dec. 1:

Cotton & Coffee with The Cotton Board (Zoom web call)

  • 7:30 a.m.

  • Topic: The U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol with Jesse Daystar, Cotton Inc., Gary Adams, National Cotton Council

  • To register, contact your Cotton Board Regional Communication Manager

About the Author(s)

Shelley E. Huguley

Editor, Southwest Farm Press

Shelley Huguley has been involved in agriculture for the last 25 years. She began her career in agricultural communications at the Texas Forest Service West Texas Nursery in Lubbock, where she developed and produced the Windbreak Quarterly, a newspaper about windbreak trees and their benefit to wildlife, production agriculture and livestock operations. While with the Forest Service she also served as an information officer and team leader on fires during the 1998 fire season and later produced the Firebrands newsletter that was distributed quarterly throughout Texas to Volunteer Fire Departments. Her most personal involvement in agriculture also came in 1998, when she married the love of her life and cotton farmer Preston Huguley of Olton, Texas. As a farmwife, she knows first-hand the ups and downs of farming, the endless decisions made each season based on “if” it rains, “if” the drought continues, “if” the market holds. She is the bookkeeper for their family farming operation and cherishes moments on the farm such as taking harvest meals to the field or starting a sprinkler in the summer with the whole family lending a hand. Shelley has also freelanced for agricultural companies such as Olton CO-OP Gin, producing the newsletter Cotton Connections while also designing marketing materials to promote the gin. She has published articles in agricultural publications such as Southwest Farm Press while also volunteering her marketing and writing skills to non-profit organizations such as Refuge Services, an equine-assisted therapy group in Lubbock. She and her husband reside in Olton with their three children Breely, Brennon and HalleeKate.

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