BIG Recertification Program

Blackland Income Growth Conference January 5-6, 2021

By Chelsea Dorward


The Blackland Income Growth Program seeks to improve the overall agricultural and agri-business economy of the Blackland area.  This Annual BIG Conference is scheduled for January 5-6, 2021. This year dur to COVID-19 the entire conference will be held virtually.

On Tuesday, January 5, commodity groups will offer educational programs, including a session on Wildlife, Cotton, Beef Cattle, Grain, Horticulture, Rural Land Management and Forage. The first day of the conference starts at 9:00 AM and runs until 4:00PM, Registration is free for the commodity sessions on January 5. To register go to, fill out the registration form and you will then receive a link to the session.


This year’s keynote speaker, which will be featured during at 1pm during the Scholarship Presentation will be Billy Howe, Associate Director of Government Affairs for Texas Farm Bureau.


On day two of the conference, a 5 Hour Recertification Program will be held for those with a pesticide applicator license. The BIG Recertification Class on January 6th 2021 but we will be virtual this year.   To register go to EventBrite to register by clicking on (different registration from January 5 commodity session’s link). Once there you will click on the green link to the right that says “Register.”  The cost is $40 and you must pay with a credit or debit card.  After you have registered/paid with EventBrite you will receive a confirmation registration email with a link to Zoom; please click on the Zoom link and enter your TDA license # and answer a few demographic questions.  You can click on that link the morning of the program to attend.


For more information contact:  Chelsea Dorward, Bosque County Extension Agent (254) 435-2331 or

59th Blackland Income Growth Conference

BIG Recertification agenda.Zoom

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