The 16th annual Southern Plains Beef Symposium is Saturday, Aug. 12, at the Ardmore Convention Center in Ardmore, OK. Sponsored by the Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation and Oklahoma Cooperative Extension, speakers will cover a wide range of topics, from herd management to international trade issues, affecting the cattle industry. A panel discussion concludes the day's events.

Advance registration is $20 ($25 at the door), and includes a ribeye lunch and trade show with more than 30 vendors. For more info or to pre-register, call 580-223-5810.
-- Joe Roybal