OK Chapter | Oklahoma Chapter Spring Meeting

Starts:  Apr 22, 2021 8:00 AM (CT)
Ends:  Apr 23, 2021 5:00 PM (CT)
April 22 & 23, 2021
Agriculture Diversity in Southwest Oklahoma

THURSDAY, APRIL 22ND
Location: General Tommy Franks Leadership Institute and Museum in Hobart, OK       
12:00 - 1:00 PM Lunch and Museum Tour
Sponsored by Farm Credit of Western Oklahoma 
1:00 - 2:00 PM 

Tour of Premium Beef Feedlot - Interact with the owner and hear discussion of this vertically integrated feedlot and farming enterprise that specializes in contracting with ranchers to purchase locally raised cattle that meet the “All-Natural” selection criteria. This beef is ultimately marketed and sold to Whole Food grocery stores in a 4-state region.

2:00 - 3:00 PM  Tour Lugert-Altus Irrigation District and Dam - Inspect the dam site that impounds approximately 130,000 acre feet of water that is used for irrigation purposes. Learn about the history of the structure and the impoundment and how it impacts the area economy by providing irrigation water for the local water district. Inspect the network of canals, ditches and other means that transport irrigation water (all by gravity flow) to over 30,000 acres of farmland. Interview and speak with the district manager.
3:00 - 4:00 PM  Tour Martha Valley Farms - Visit and tour a family owned farm where attendees can interview and speak with the owner. This farm specializes in irrigation and dryland crop production including cotton, milo, wheat, and alfalfa. Learn about current farming practices, methods, economics, and agronomy. Farming equipment will be available to inspect as well as farmland and irrigation equipment.
4:00 - 5:00 PM  Tour Plains Cotton Cooperative - Inspect and tour cotton warehouses with capacities exceeding 1 million bales of ginned cotton. Interact and speak with the manager to understand the integrated system of storing, warehousing, shipping, and marketing the local cotton crop to world-wide markets.
FRIDAY APRIL 23RD
Location: Southwest Vo-Tech in Altus, OK
8:00 - 8:30 AM  Welcome and Discussion of SW Oklahoma Economy
Rodger Kerr, Altus Chamber 
8:30 - 9:30 AM  Overview & Discussion of LAID Irrigation District    
Tom Buchanan, District Manager 
9:40 - 10:30 AM  Cotton Crop Production and Challenges
Shane Osborne,  Nex-Gen Cotton
10:30 - 11:00 AM  Cotton Ginning Overview - Pricing & Marketing 
Jantz Bain, Humphreys Coop Manager 
11:10 - 11:30 AM  Real Estate Values and Trends in Western Oklahoma
Raylon Shumaker
11:30 - 12:00 PM  Round Table Discussion of Real Estate Values and Trends in Oklahoma

Hotel accommodations

Hampton Inn
3601 N Main St.
Altus, OK 73512

$94/night using booking name "Farm Credit Services" valid through March 22nd
Call 580-482-1273 for reservations

Approved for 6 hours CEU in Oklahoma

For More Information
Meeting: Cody White | 405-219-0176| codywhite@gmail.com 
Registration: Deanna Ilk | 303-692-1222 |dilk@asfmra.org 

Location

Various Locations
OK