Journal of NACAA

Planning for Successful Bi-State Crop Conference: A Case Example of Red River Crops Conference

ISSN 2158-9429

Volume 17, Issue 1 - June 2024

Editor: Linda Chalker-Scott


The Red River Crops Conference, consisting of county planning committee members from Oklahoma and Texas, has been successful in showing how a diverse group can create a high-quality program to support our clientele in the Red River region.  From the past evaluation results, the number of acres managed by attendees per conference were 69,440 acres for cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) and 67,620 acres for summer crops, such as native and improved grass pastures and row crops including but not limited to wheat (Triticum aestivum L.), grain and forage sorghums (Sorghum spp.), canola (Brassica napus L.), guar (Cyamopsis tetragonoloba L.), and sesame (Sesamum indicum L.).  An average of 50% of the respondents expected to change their production and/or marketing practices based on the information they received at the conference.  The cumulative economic impact of the Red River Crops Conference on improved production and economic practices in the region over the past eleven years has been approximately $7.15M.

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