The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service of Panola County and the Panola County Beef and Forage Committee will be hosting the 2020 Mid-Sabine Cattleman’s Conference Friday Aug. 28.

Registration for the event will begin at 7:30 a.m. with presentations starting at 8 a.m.

With the current market outlooks and the remaining uncertainty from COVID-19, it is critical area producers continue expanding their knowledge towards different management tools. To help area producers increase profit margins, the Panola County Beef and Forage Committee has lined up a set of speakers that are recognized state and national as the best in their respected fields.

Talking with producers during the morning program will be Dr. Banta, Assistant Professor and Extension Beef Cattle Specialist along with Dr. Olson, Associate Professor and Extension Forage Specialist. Starting the morning off we will hear a presentation focusing on beef cattle operation management strategies to maximize returns on cattle while reducing input cost. With the current market outlooks, it is critical for producer’s success to evaluate all inputs and cut those that are not actually yielding a return on investment. Additional talks for the day will look at utilizing fire to improve pastures as well as managing soil fertility and its impact on weed control.

Landowners and Cattleman alike, mark your calendar and make your plans to attend this year’s Mid-Sabine Cattleman’s Conference and remember to get those early registrations in soon to guarantee lunch. Registration forms can be picked up from your local Texas A&M AgriLife Extension office. For more information contact the Panola County AgriLife Extension office at (903) 693-0380 or by email at

Those in attendance will be asked to observe COVID-19 social distancing guidelines laid out by both state and local officials. There will not be any registration cost with this event. Participants will receive two pesticide applicator continuing education units in the general category.

Lee Dudley is a Panola County Extension Agent.