June 8-9: Mid-South Agricultural and Environmental Law Conference, University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, Memphis. Conference will address agricultural lending in a down economy, land use and more topics important to lenders, attorneys and other agricultural professionals. Greg Cole, president and CEO of AgHeritage Farm Credit Services, will address changes his company has had to make in a down economy and issues ag lenders face because of it. In the same session, agricultural attorney Jeff Peterson of St. Cloud, Minn., will address related legal issues. Another topic of the conference will be land use and environmental issues. A panel will provide an update on agricultural and environmental laws affecting farmers and landowners in the Mid-South region. Among the speakers will be Rusty Rumley, senior staff attorney for the National Agricultural Law Center, University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. Ranch and estate planning will also be a topic of discussion at the conference. The conference opens at 6:30 p.m. June 8 with a reception at The Rendezvous Restaurant, 52 S. Second Street in Memphis. Onsite registration begins at 7:30 a.m. June 9 at the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, and the conference begins with welcome and announcements at 8 a.m. More information, including a full agenda and online registration, is available online: http://nationalaglawcenter.org/midsouthcle2017/.
June 9: Delta Council Annual Meeting, Bologna Performing Arts Center, Delta State University, Cleveland, Miss. 10:30 a.m.
June 20: 2017 Northeast Research Station Pest Management and Crop Production Field Day, Northeast Research Station, 4589 Hwy. 605, St. Joseph, La. Coffee and doughnuts at 8:30 a.m., field tours begin at 9 a.m. at the Northeast Research Station, (behind the main office building). Topics to be discussed by LSU AgCenter Research and Extension faculty during the field tour include: Row Rice Production; Cover Crop Management; Current Topics in Field Crop Pathology; Precision Planting; Cotton Pest Management and Field Crop Insect Update; New Herbicide Technologies; Crop Irrigation and Water Policy and Programs. Will showcase and discuss 2017 research and demonstration plots. In addition, pest management and crop production updates will be provided following the field tour. Sponsored lunch will be provided at noon. Contact Donnie Miller, Resident Coordinator, at (318) 766-4607 or [email protected] for information concerning the field day, or if you need an ADA accommodation for your participation.
June 27: Horizon Ag Louisiana Field Day, Richard Farms, 5632 Louisiana Highway 700, Kaplan, La. Registration at 4:30 p.m.; tour begins at 5 p.m. Growers looking for ways to manage fields where weedy rice has become a costly problem are encouraged to attend the Horizon Ag Louisiana field day to learn firsthand about the new Provisia Rice System. For more on Horizon Ag, visit http://www.horizonseed.com.
July 12-14: Soil Health Institute Annual Meeting: Powering Up Our Soils, St. Louis, Mo.