Oct. 13-14: Fall Flower and Garden Fest, Truck Crops Experiment Station, 2024 Experiment Station Rd, Crystal Springs, Miss. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. both days. More information at http://extension.msstate.edu/fallfest.
Oct. 19: Fifth Annual Dean Lee Beef Cattle and Forage Field Day, State Emergency Evacuation Shelter, Hwy 71N, Alexandria, La. 2:30 p.m. registration. Field tour: Environmentally smart nitrogen; Beef cattle nutrition; Controlling johnsongrass in pastures and hay meadows; Corner bracing fences - the right and wrong way; Managing beef cattle diseases. Indoor program: Louisiana Master Cattlemen Program graduation. Sponsored meal will be served immediately after. Field Day will serve as credit for: Louisiana Farmer Program Phase II, Louisiana Farmer Program CEUs, CCA CEUs. For more information, contact Dr. Glen Gentry at (225) 683-5848 or [email protected].
Oct. 25-26: Louisiana Ag Industries Association Annual Meeting, Paragon Casino Resort and Hotel, Marksville, La. Representatives from the seed, chemical, fertilizer, grain, and feed industries will hear presentations on grain and feed markets, industry updates, as well as other timely, market-driven information that affects not only Louisiana industries, but processors, and producers as well. The format will include one full day of business meetings and presentations, followed by a golf tournament the next day (Oct. 26 at 8:30 a.m.) for those wanting to participate. The meeting will conclude that afternoon at 4:30 p.m. More details regarding the agenda and golf tournament will be posted to the LAIA Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Louisiana-Ag-Association-Inc1391353927916/. Registration will be $125 for current members and $175 for non-members. All agricultural industry, university, state and federal agency, and crop consultants are encouraged to attend. Contact Donna Morgan at [email protected] or (318) 613-9278 for more information.
Dec. 10-12: USA Rice Outlook Conference and Trade Show, Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, San Antonio, Texas. The USA Rice Outlook Conference is where the U.S. rice industry meets, bringing together rice farmers, millers, merchants, and representatives of allied businesses from all rice-producing states and beyond. The Conference features a trade show devoted to rice-related farm equipment, technology, products, and services. The 2017 USA Rice Outlook Conference program will fill two full days and will include economic and political outlooks, state-by-state production and research reports, and political and media advisor, creator, executive producer, and co-host of Showtime’s The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth, Mark McKinnon as the keynote speaker. New this year are breakout sessions for all segments of the industry. Visit www.usarice.com/outlook for more information including sponsorship and exhibiting opportunities or contact Jeanette Davis at [email protected].com or (703) 236-1447.
Jan. 3-5: 2018 Beltwide Cotton Conferences, Marriott Rivercenter Hotel, San Antonio, Texas.
Jan. 19-20: Ag Expo 2018, Ike Hamilton Expo Center, 501 Mane St., West Monroe, La. Friday, 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Annual networking and educational event for all things agricultural. Trade show, seminars, Jr. Livestock Show, Stock Dog Show, Horse Breed Extravaganza, educational displays. Fun for entire family. Price: $7. Children under 6 free. More information at http://www.agexpo.org/. Contact: North Louisiana Agri-Business Council, Sandy Lyons at [email protected] or (318) 355-2495. Follow on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/AG-EXPO-Jan-19-20-2018-1507842992764936/ and on Twitter at #AgExpo1.