The second annual Texoma Cattlemen's Conference took place on Thursday, March 14, 2012, at the Ardmore Convention Center. The theme was "Focus on Efficiency" and many presenters explored ranch management challenges in the aftermath of the 2011-2012 drought in the Southern Great Plains. Speakers included Dr. Billy Cook, Hugh Aljoe, Dr. Derrell Peel, Dr. Ron Gill, John Feldt and Chuck Coffey.
The Noble Foundation, based in Ardmore, Oklahoma, presented the first annual Texoma Cattlemen's Conference on Saturday, April 14, 2012, at the Ardmore Convention Center. The inaugural conference featured speakers from Texas AgriLife Extension (Overton and Vernon Experiment Stations), the Oklahoma Beef Council and the Noble Foundation. These industry experts presented topics of importance to regional cattlemen with an emphasis on management to recover from the devastating 2011 drought.
Wild hog populations have been increasing in the U.S. and especially so in the southern states. Feral hogs damage property and have the potential to spread disease. Noble Foundation wildlife researchers are conducting studies to learn how to control this growing problem.
Profiles and Perspectives is a community enrichment series sponsored since 1998 by the Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, a non-profit organization based in Ardmore, Okla. For more information on the lecture series, please see http://www.noble.org/profiles/.