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Upcoming Events

Each year the department hosts several public events that are designed to appeal to different constituents in the community. Several of these relate to the agriculture program and include the annual Beef Cattle Improvement Conference, the annual FFA Interscholastic Competition, and the biennial FFA Southwest Area Speech Contest. The Beef Cattle Improvement Conference has been organized for over thirty years and is normally held on the Thursday evening one week before Thanksgiving. Both FFA events are held in April, and provide opportunities for FFA and 4-H students to compete in a variety of Career and Leadership Development Events. In addition, the biology faculty organize and host an annual Darwin Day Celebration, which is held each year as close as possible to February 12th, which was Charles Darwin’s birthday. The links below will provide more details, including dates. 


Annual Beef Cattle Improvement Conference

McMahon Centennial Complex 

Registration is currently closed. Cameron University sponsored its first Beef Cattle Improvement Conference in 1987. Each year since the university has brought industry experts to its Lawton campus to present information of interest to farmers and ranchers who are engaged in beef cattle production. 

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Annual FFA Interscholastic Competition

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Registration is currently closed. Watch for next year's date on the website of the Oklahoma FFA Association, found online at

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Darwin Day celebration

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Registration is currently closed. Cameron University’s Darwin Day celebration is held as close to February 12th each year as possible and typically includes a guest speaker and, of course, birthday cake!

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FFA Southwest Area Speech Contest

More details to come

Registration is currently closed. Generally every two years Cameron University Agriculture hosts the Southwest Area Speech Contest. This event draws students from the Southwest Oklahoma region to participate in judged speech contests. Typically held in late April, more information will be posted on this website as details develop.

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