Rod Snyder, president of Field to Market, will be the keynote speaker for the 2016 Blackland Income Growth Conference set for Jan. 5-6 at the Waco Convention Center.
Snyder will present “Defining, Measuring and Advancing Sustainability in Agriculture.”
Field to Market is “The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture, a diverse alliance that works to create opportunities across the agriculture supply chain for improvements in productivity, environmental quality and human well-being.”
The BIG agenda also includes cattle marketing options, animal welfare standards and herd restocking. The annual conference is sponsored by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Waco Chamber of Commerce.
The conference is being held a month earlier than usual to give farmers more time in advance of corn planting to incorporate much of the information shared at the conference, coordinators said.