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Southwest Ag Issues Summit Coming to Oklahoma City September 8-10

Tue, 30 Jul 2013 20:57:50 CDT

Southwest Ag Issues Summit Coming to Oklahoma City September 8-10 Agricultural leaders and those interested in becoming stronger leaders in the industry are encouraged to attend this yearís Southwest Ag Issues Summit at the Skirvin Hilton in Oklahoma City, Okla., Sept. 8th thru the 10th, 2013. Several speakers will be making a return engagement to the Southwest Ag Issues Summit, including the Chairman of the House Ag Committee, Frank Lucas, who is seen here at the 2012 event with former House Ag Committee Chairman Larry Combest.

Industry leaders from across the greater Southwest region will be gathering for this three day event to discuss key issues facing agriculture, as well as the opportunity to network with fellow agricultural influencers in the industry.

Registration for the summit is $325 per attendee or $450 for attendee and spouse only through July 31, 2013. Attendees registering on or after Aug. 1 will require a registration fee of $375 per attendee and an additional $175 for spouses. CLICK HERE to access online registration.

The summit includes a robust program of speakers to touch on such topics as the farm bill, agricultural trade, endangered species impacts, and more. Featured speakers include House Committee on Agriculture Chairman Frank Lucas (R-Okla.), futurist Jim Wiesemeyer, and Cook Political Reportís David Wasserman. Renowned cowboy poet Waddie Mitchell will also be speaking at this yearís event.

A detailed program is available by clicking here. . In addition to a host of notable speakers, the summit offers a number of networking opportunities for attendees such as a wine tasting, golf tournament and poker tournament Additionally, golf packages are available for the Monday afternoon tournament. This event is a collaborative effort of the Southwest Council of Agribusiness and the Texas Ag Forum in an effort to gather key agricultural influencers together, helping unite the voice of agriculture.

At last yearís event, attendees walked away having gained knowledge on key matters impacting the industry, as well as making valuable connections with others working toward the betterment of agriculture as a whole. For further information about the summit and to register, click here for the Southwest Ag Issues website.



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