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Delta Farm Press Calendar of Events

To list your organization's special event in the Delta Farm Press Calendar of Events, e-mail details, including contact person, phone number, etc., to: Ed Phillips, [email protected]

Feb. 27: Xtend Herbicide Technology Meeting: Preparing for the Xtend Trait in 2017: Lessons learned and where we go from here, MU Fisher Delta Research Center, Portageville, Mo. 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Feb. 28: Pigposium III, East Arkansas Community College Fine Arts Center, Forrest City, Ark. The event begins at 9 a.m. There is no charge to attend and lunch will be served. Mid-South university and Extension personnel will be speaking on: PPO-resistant Palmer amaranth; Proactively managing for pigweed resistance; PPO-resistant pigweed and pre- and post-emergence herbicides; Managing pigweed with software; Pigweeds, cover crops and tillage; Future of pigweed control; Comparisons of soybean technologies; A review of off-site dicamba movement in 2016; New dicamba labels and regulations; and spray droplet considerations.

Feb. 28: Coastal Producer Advisory Council Meeting, Coastal Research and Extension Center in Biloxi, Miss. Begins at 9 a.m. After a general session, producers will break into nine individual commodity groups to discuss research and Extension needs for 2017. The groups include beekeeping, equine, forestry, fruits, livestock, vegetables, home horticulture, row crops, and commercial ornamental horticulture. The Coastal Research and Extension Center is located at 1815 Popps Ferry Road in Biloxi. To preregister, call (228) 546-1004. Onsite registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Producers will reconvene for another general session to share the highlights of their group discussions and suggested priorities during lunch, which is included in the registration fee. The meeting will adjourn at approximately 2 p.m.

Feb. 28-March 1: Bayer AgVocacy Forum, Marriott Rivercenter, San Antonio, Texas.

March 1: Xtend Herbicide Technology Meeting: Preparing for the Xtend Trait in 2017: Lessons learned and where we go from here, Cape Girardeau Extension Office, Jackson, Mo. 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

March 1: Jefferson County Cover Crop Field Tour, 8:30 a.m. meet at the Simmons Bank parking lot (just off Highway 11 near Highway 65 intersection) in Grady, Ark. Tour will then head to fields belonging to Johnny McGraw, Lee Bryant, Chad Render, Wes McNulty. Lunch will be at the McNulty shop in Sherrill, Ark. Please e-mail attendance for lunch count (include name and affiliation) by Feb. 27 to: [email protected]. For more information call Trent Roberts at (479) 935-6546.

March 2-4: 2017 Commodity Classic, Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, San Antonio, Texas. The convention center will house all Commodity Classic events, including the Welcome Reception, General Session, Evening of Entertainment, Trade Show, Learning Center Sessions and What’s New Sessions. All registration and housing reservations should be made online at www.commodityclassic.com. Experient is the official registration and housing provider for Commodity Classic. In order to stay at an official Commodity Classic hotel, reservations must be made only through Experient to ensure favorable rates, reasonable terms and confirmed hotel rooms. Established in 1996, Commodity Classic is America's largest farmer-led, farmer-focused convention and trade show, produced by the National Corn Growers Association, American Soybean Association, National Association of Wheat Growers, National Sorghum Producers, and Association of Equipment Manufacturers.

March 3-4: Mid-South Farm & Gin Show, Cook Convention Center, Memphis, Tenn. The perfect opportunity to view the latest innovations in equipment, machinery, and technology. Sponsored by Southern Cotton Ginners Association and Foundation and Delta Farm Press, the show annually attracts more than 18,000 domestic and international decision-makers. In addition to annual Ag Update seminars, scheduled for Friday and Saturday at 8:30 a.m., special seminars will focus on dicamba, grain marketing, and rice marketing. Show hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, March 3, and 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, March 4. Those planning on attending the show are encouraged to pre-register online by clicking on the “Attendee Registration” button on the show website: www.farmandginshow.com. For additional information about the show, contact Price at (901) 947-3104 or visit the show website: www.farmandginshow.com.

March 7: Sprayer Clinic, ASU Newport in Newport, Ark. Experts with the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture will conduct the instructional clinic to keep growers abreast of the latest technical and regulatory changes in spray application technology. The clinic will provide valuable information and demonstrations to help applicators make the best decisions in the 2017 spray season. Registration for each clinic begins at 8:30 a.m. Sessions begin at 9 a.m., and conclude with lunch. The clinics will also offer nozzle evaluations, so attendees should feel free to bring in any nozzles they wish to have inspected. To learn more about the upcoming clinics, contact Davis at (501) 749-2077 or [email protected].

March 7-8: 27th annual Greenhouse Tomato Short Course, Eagle Ridge Conference Center, Raymond, Miss. Designed for commercial growers. Expert speakers, national exhibitors, greenhouse tour, two lunches. Topics: Tomato Production; Environmental Control; Pest Management; Marketing and Economics; Alternative Crops; Diagnostics and Disorders; Nutrition and Fertility; Research and Technology Updates; Greenhouse Design and Logistics; Social Media and Marketing. Online registration will start in early January. For more information: http://greenhousetomatosc.com or call (601) 892-3731.

March 8: Sprayer Clinic, Cotton Research Station in Marianna, Ark. Experts with the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture will conduct the instructional clinic to keep growers abreast of the latest technical and regulatory changes in spray application technology. The clinic will provide valuable information and demonstrations to help applicators make the best decisions in the 2017 spray season. Registration for each clinic begins at 8:30 a.m. Sessions begin at 9 a.m., and conclude with lunch. The clinics will also offer nozzle evaluations, so attendees should feel free to bring in any nozzles they wish to have inspected. To learn more about the upcoming clinics, contact Davis at (501) 749-2077 or [email protected].

March 9: Business Workshop for Landowners, Winthrop Rockefeller Institute, Morrilton, Ark. A one-day workshop for timber producers and other landowners will be held at the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute atop Petit Jean Mountain. The workshop will cover a variety of topics, all related to helping landowners diversify their land’s income potential. Among the scheduled speakers are area landowner Henry Jones; Adam Tullos and Daryl Jones of the Mississippi State University NRE program; Clint Johnson of the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission; Becky McPeake and Kyle Cunningham of the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s Cooperative Extension Service; Matthew Vandiver of JWB Company Inc.; and Nick Livers of Hyden, Miron & Foster, PLLC. Topics to be covered at the workshop include outdoor business revenue potential and considerations; premises liability and legal considerations; forest management; estate planning; wildlife habitat management; and opportunities to see management prescriptions on a field tour. To find more information or to register, go to http://www.RockefellerInstitute.org/forestry or contact Program Officer Samantha Evans at (501) 727-6257 or [email protected].

March 9: Sprayer Clinic, Greene County Fairgrounds in Paragould, Ark. Experts with the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture will conduct the instructional clinic to keep growers abreast of the latest technical and regulatory changes in spray application technology. The clinic will provide valuable information and demonstrations to help applicators make the best decisions in the 2017 spray season. Registration for each clinic begins at 8:30 a.m. Sessions begin at 9 a.m., and conclude with lunch. The clinics will also offer nozzle evaluations, so attendees should feel free to bring in any nozzles they wish to have inspected. To learn more about the upcoming clinics, contact Davis at (501) 749-2077 or [email protected].

March 9-10: Mississippi Women for Agriculture Annual Meeting, Eagle Ridge Conference Center, Raymond, Miss. See website http://mswomenforag.org/ for details. Registration fee for the conference is $25. Membership fee is $25. For more information call Virginia Matthews at (662) 673-2722.

March 18: Acadiana Beef Cattle Producers Field Day, Iberia Research Station, Jeanerette, La. 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Registration starts at 8 a.m. Approved for Master Farmer Phase 2 credit. Louisiana Cattlemen’s Assn., LSU AgCenter, and Louisiana Forage and Grassland Council. Indoor Program: Market report - Dr. Kurt Guidry; Update on BQA and antibiotics use - Dr. Christine Navarre and Dr. Stuart Gauthier; Marketing strategies for your calf crop - Panel discussion with beef cattle producers. Outdoor Program: Impact of management on shrink - Andrew Granger, Stan Dutile, and Blair Hebert; Winter forage alternatives - Dr. Ed Twidwell; Ryegrass varieties under grazing; nitrogen/clovers management in winter pastures on bermudagrass sod - Dr. Guillermo Scaglia; Master Farmer Program - William Hogan. Door prizes and lunch provided. Contacts: James Leleux, LCA District VIII Vice President (337-893-8334); Joe Hidalgo, LCA Board Member at Large (337-945-2640); Blair Hebert, Iberia (337-369-4441); Guillermo Scaglia, Iberia Research Station (337-276-5527);
Stuart Gauthier, St. Martin (337-332-2181); Stan Dutile, Lafayette, West St. Mary, and Acadia (337-291-7090); Jimmy Flanagan, St. Mary (337-828-4100 ext.300); and Andrew Granger, Vermilion (337-898-4335); Ed Twidwell, Louisiana Forage and Grassland Council (225-578-4564).

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