Blackland Income Growth Conference January 9 &10 in Waco

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 9-10, 2024, at the BASE Extraco Events Center


On Tuesday, January 9, commodity groups will offer educational programs, including a session on Wildlife, Cotton, Beef Cattle, Grain, Horticulture, Land Management and Forage. The first day of the conference starts at 8:30 AM and runs until 4:45PM and registration includes lunch. Registration for the commodity sessions on January 9 is $25 and includes lunch, registration opens at 8:00AM.

This year’s keynote speaker, which will be featured during the lunch on January 9, is Dr. Jason Johnson. Dr. Johnson serves as an Associate Professor, TAMU AgriLife Extension Economist, Registered Investment Advisor and is a fifth-generation rancher.


On day two of the conference, a 5 Hour Recertification Program will be held for those with a pesticide applicator license. Pre-registration is $65 and includes lunch, call 254-757-5180 to pre-register by January 3. Also, on January 10, a private applicator training will be held. Registration is $75 and includes lunch. Preregister by calling 254-582-4022.


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


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