Mid-South Farm and Gin Show: Special Seminars

    There are several special seminars scheduled for the 2014 Mid-South Farm & Gin Show, February 28 and March 1, 2014 at the Cook Convention Center, Memphis, TN.

    New this year will be the inaugural Mid-South Ag Forum, scheduled for Friday, February 28, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., at the Cook Convention Center, Memphis, Tenn. This three hour seminar will focus on critical issues facing Mid-South agriculture, including:

    • Improving Efficiency and Profitability Through Irrigation Management
    • Neonicitinoid Insecticides:  Cropping Systems, Honey Bees, & Public Perception
    • Use Requirements with Roundup Ready Xtend and Enlist Weed Control Technologies
    • Economics of On-Farm Grain Storage
    • Fungicide Resistant Frogeye Leafspot Management Options

    Speakers include University experts, including Dr. Jason Krutz, Mississippi State University; Dr. Scott Stewart, University of Tennessee; Dr. Tom Barber, University of Arkansas; and Dr. Dave Reinbott, University of Missouri.

    A special rice marketing seminar — What a rice farmer needs to know to prosper — will be held Saturday, March 1, at 1:30 p.m. on the Mezzanine Level of the Cook Convention Center.  Milo Hamilton, Co-founder and senior agricultural economist of Firstgrain, Inc., is the speaker.  The formation of the rice price in the Delta is not well understood. Rice futures are an Americas, not an Asian contract, and a lot of the hype and worry is misdirected. Climate trends, water and relative value of rice to other things will drive the acreage planted in the US and the profitability of growing rice in Brazil or Arkansas.

    A special peanut marketing seminar is scheduled for Saturday, March 1, 2014, at 1:30 p.m. on the Mezzanine Level of the Cook Convention Center.  Continued interest in peanut production in the Mid-South is being driven by higher prices as a result of decreased production. Show attendees can hear presentations from representatives of several peanut companies explaining the benefits of incorporating peanuts into a farming operation. Representatives will also outline their plans for serving the Mid-South market.

    The 2014 Mid-South Farm and Gin Show features more than 400 exhibitors, from over 40 states and several foreign countries. The South’s largest indoor farm show attracts as many as 20,000 decision-makers over the two day event.

    Pre-registration is available for the Mid-South Farm and Gin Show. Visit the website and click on the attendee registration link on the left navigation bar. Individuals who pre-register by Midnight, February 10, will be eligible for a $1,000 cash drawing. More information is available here or by calling 901.9497.3104.

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