For Immediate Release: March 13, 2012
Contact: Marissa Patton, 512-469-0171
FORT WORTH, TEXAS – As expanding federal government regulations continue to yeild concern and uncertainty in the cattle industry, cattle raisers attending the 2012 Texas and Southwester Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) convention, March 30-April 1 in Fort Worth will have the opportunity to learn how broadened regulations by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) could impact their operations.
Larry A. Redmon, Ph.D., professor and state forage specialist at Texas A&M University and Kevin Wagner, Ph.D., associate director at Texas Water Resources Institute, will speak at the breakout session hosted by the TSCRA Agricultural Research Committee and the TSCRA Natural Resources and Environment Committee Saturday, March 31, at 2 p.m.
Redmon and Wagner will give an update on surface water quality regulations that have the potential to impact cattle raisers and also discuss some best management practices that they’ve identified to help keep cattle raisers in compliance.
This session is just one of 6 breakout sessions scheduled to take place during the convention.
Breakout sessions begin Saturday at 2 p.m. and run through Sunday.
As the largest cattle industry event in Texas, the TSCRA Convention is a must attend for anyone involved in cattle production. More than 2,000 ranchers, landowners and members will gather for a weekend of outstanding programs, educational sessions, a trade show with more than 200 exhibits, plus networking and fellowship with fellow cattle raisers.
A complete schedule of events, information on accommodations, and registration information can be found at www.tscra.org/convention.
TSCRA is a 135 year-old trade association and is the largest and oldest livestock organization based in Texas. TSCRA has more than 15,000 beef cattle operations, ranching families and businesses as members. These members represent approximately 50,000 individuals directly involved in ranching and beef production who manage 4 million head of cattle on 76 million acres of range and pasture land primarily in Texas and Oklahoma, but throughout the Southwest.