April

April 11-13 –
Great Bend Farm & Ranch Expo, Expo Complex, Great Bend, KS; 866-685-0989 or www.starexpos.net.

April 11-13 – Plains Nutrition Council, Marriott Plaza Hotel San Antonio, TX; 806-677-5600 or amarillo.tamu.edu.

April 18-21 – Beef Improvement Federation Research Symposium and Annual Convention, Houston, TX; www.beefimprovement.org.

April 21 – 51 st Anniversary Western Heritage Awards, National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City, OK; 405-478-2250, Ext. 219, or www.nationalcowboymuseum.org.

April 23-25 – Oklahoma State University Cow/Calf Boot Camp, Creek County Fairgrounds, Kellyville; 918-686-7800 or osucowcamp.com.

April 27 – Texas AgriLife Extension Hay Production & Purchasing Seminar,  Texas AgriLife Research and Extension Center, Overton; 903-834-6191 or amsensing@ag.tamu.edu.

April 27-29 – Joe Wolter Ranch Roping/Horsemanship Clinic, co-sponsored by the Kansas Ranch Ropers Association, Benton, KS; 316-778-1630, 316-619-1613 or tadoubletd5@hotmail.com.

May

May 29-June 1 –
University of Wyoming Extension Management-Intensive Grazing School, First State Bank Conference Center, Wheatland; 307-322-3667 or plattecountyextension.com.

May 30-31 – Grassfed Beef Conference, Texas A&M University campus, College Station; 830-278-9151 or agriliferegister.tamu.edu (keyword: Grassfed).

June

June 5-7 – 3rd International Beef Cattle Welfare Symposium, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada; http://www.beefwelfare2012.ca.

June 17-20 – American Angus Association ® Beef Leaders Institute, St. Joseph, MO; 816-383-5100 or www.angus.org.

June 26-28 – 2 nd annual North American Invasive Plant Ecology and Management Short Course, University of Nebraska-Lincoln West Central Research & Extension Center, North Platte, NE; 308-696-6712 or ipscourse.unl.edu.

October

Oct. 17-18
– American Meat Institute Handling Conference, Kansas City, MO; meatami.com.