Oct. 28-29 – King Ranch Institute for Ranch Management’s Holt Cat Symposium, “Managing Risk In A Risky Business,” Texas A&M University-Kingsville; Kingsville; 361-593-5401 or krirm.tamuk.edu.

Nov. 8-9 – Missouri Forage and Grassland Council annual conference, Resort at Port Arrowhead, Lake Ozark; 573-499-0886

Nov. 9 – Beef Financial Management Conference, Ambassador Hotel, Amarillo, TX; www.cpe-conference.com.

Nov. 9 – East Carolina Cattlemen’s Conference, Clinton, NC, Paul Gonzalez, 910-592-7161.

Nov. 10-12 – Small-ruminant reproductive management workshop, North Dakota State University campus, Fargo; 701- 231-5597 or www.ag.ndsu.edu/reproductiveworkshop..

Nov. 17-18 – McCook Farm and Ranch Expo, Red Willow County Fairgrounds, McCook, NE: 866-685-0989 or www.mccookfarmandranchexpo.net.

Nov. 17-19 – Colorado Cattlemen’s Association Mid-Winter Conference, Colorado Springs; 303-431-6422 or www.coloradocattle.org.

Dec. 8-10 – Nebraska Cattlemen annual convention, Holiday Inn, Kearney; 402-475-2333 or www.nebraskacattlemen.org.