Tentative Live Session Convention Schedule

Additional educational sessions will be made available on-demand (scroll down for a current list)

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

8:30 AM – 10:00 AM

Opening General Session

  • President’s Welcome
  • Governor’s Welcome
  • Evan Smith, CEO and Co-Founder, Texas Tribune


10:30 AM – 11:30 AM


Track 1

U.S. Cattle Trace Update

Speaker: Callahan Grund, U.S. Cattle Trace


Track 2

Price Discovery and Marketing


Shelby Horn

Dr. David Anderson, Texas A&M University


12:00 PM – 12:45 PM: Lunch with Amanda Radke


1:00 PM – 2:00 PM


Track 1

Wildlife Management

Speaker: Carter Smith, Texas Parks and Wildlife


Track 2

How Agriculture Influenced Burger King

Speaker: Dr. Frank Mitloehner, UC Davis


2:30 PM – 3:30 PM


Track 1

Ag and Landowner Legal Update


Jim Bradbury, James D. Bradbury PLLC

Tiffany Dowell Lashmet, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension

Amber Miller, Crenshaw, Dupree & Milam, LLP


Track 2

Conservation Best Practices

Speaker: Douglas Schnoebelen, USGS


Wednesday, September 16, 2020

8:30 AM – 10:00 AM

Annual Membership Meeting and CattleFax Market Outlook

  • President’s Welcome
  • Texas CattleWomen Update
  • President’s Address
  • Bereavements
  • Board of Directors Election
  • Randy Blach, CEO, CattleFax


10:30 AM – 11:30 AM


Track 1

Retail and Restaurant Effects from COVID


Russell Woodward, Texas Beef Council

Melissa Doolin-Koehn, Black Box Intelligence

Rick Lowe, Midan Marketing


Track 2

Land Trends

Speaker: Dr. Roel Lopez, Texas A&M Natural Resources Institute


12:00 PM – 12:45 PM: Lunch with Texas Beef Council


1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Marketing Channel Opportunities


Joe Harris, Southwest Meat Association

Jarrett Hudeck, Martin Preferred Foods
Jason Beyer, ABF Packing

2:30 PM

Closing General Session

  • New Board of Directors Meeting

Current list of on-demand sessions that will be available with your registration

Check back often as we’ll be adding more to this list!

Protecting the Ranch: Landowner Liability Law

Speaker: Tiffany Dowell Lashmet, Texas A&M University

Sustainable Parasite Control in Cattle

Speaker: Dr. Harold Newcomb, Merck Animal Health

Use of Drones in Ranching

Speaker: Dr. Megan Clayton, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension

Developing a Successful Supplementation Program for Cattle Operations

Speaker: Dr. Jason Banta, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension

Know Before You Go: Succession Planning

Speaker: Jacqui Davie, Lincoln Agribusiness Services

Risk Management Tools for Livestock Producers

Speaker: Dr. Justin Benavidez, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension

Don’t Roll the Dice on Reproduction

Speaker: Dr. Dusty Abney, Cargill Premix and Nutrition

Why and How to Successfully Wean Calves Prior to Marketing

Speaker: Dr. Ronald Gill, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension

Fitting Cattle Genetics to your Environment

Speaker: Dr. Jason Smith, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension