The 2020 Hemphill County Texas A&M AgriLife Beef Cattle Conference has been rescheduled for Sept. 1-2. The conference will be in the Jones Pavilion, 1101 N. Sixth St., Canadian.
“While we must delay in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we believe the show must go on,” said Andy Holloway, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agriculture and natural resources agent for Hemphill County. “We think most of our speakers will be able to continue with their presentations as originally planned.”
The theme this year is “Restoring the Roots,” and Holloway said it will carry greater significance as the nation and the region recover from market turmoil and disruptions caused by social distancing mandates.
Special guest speakers will include Sarah Huckabee Sanders, former press secretary for Pres. Donald Trump, Pastor Jason Nobles and John A. Smith from the movie “Breakthrough.” Nobles and Smith will present “Life Worth Living” and Sanders will present “Living Inspired and Restoring the Roots of Our Heritage for Future Generations.”
Holloway said the growing annual event has already received early registration inquiries and most of the speakers will remain the same as originally scheduled. The cost for the two-day conference and tour is $125, and a spouse ticket is $100.
The two-day ticket will still include 10 speakers, three meals, a cattle-handling presentation and over 60 agriculture trade vendors. Also, three Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units – one each in the general, laws and regulations, and pesticide categories – will be offered from the two days of presentations.
Advance information, timely updates and schedule changes, if any, will be posted online at https://www.hemphillcotxbeef.com/. Participants can also call the AgriLife Extension office in Hemphill County at 806-323-9114, or contact Christa Perry at email@example.com to receive additional information.