Check out this feature for events that will help you farm smarter and more profitably and stay in touch with those involved in Mid-South agriculture.
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].
July 9: Terral Seed Corn, Grain Sorghum and Soybean Field Day at Terral Seed Research Station in Greenville, Miss. Registration begins at 3:30 p.m. Featured speakers include Trey Koger, Mississippi State University soybean specialist; Scott Jungman, DuPont representative; Donnie Glover, Terral Seed research director; Stephen Harrison, LSU wheat breeder, and Phil Michener, Terral Seed corn breeder. Each specialist will be addressing current crop issues in their respective fields. There will be a grand prize drawing for a 2009 Yamaha Rhino 450 Auto. 4X4. Other activities will include a social hour and banquet at Harlow’s Casino. For more details, contact Suzanne Sitton at (800) 551-4852 or [email protected].
July 9: Summer Young Farmer Leadership Meeting, The Warehouse Restaurant, 229 North Sharpe Avenue, Cleveland, Miss. 9 a.m. Lunch provided. Speakers include: Cody Lyon, American Farm Bureau Federation; Samantha Cawthorn, Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation; Brad Woods, MFBF Young Farmer Committee chairman; Dwight Roberts, U.S. Rice Producers Association; Will Choate, National Cotton Council; Chip Morgan, Delta Council; representatives of the Mississippi Soybean Association/American Soybean Association; and members of the Mississippi legislature – Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, Rep. Greg Ward, Sen. Buck Clarke, and Rep. David Norquist. If you plan to attend, please contact Justin Ferguson at [email protected] or Nancy Britt at [email protected] or (601) 977-4230.
July 14-16: InfoAg 2009 Conference, Holiday Inn Crowne Plaza, Springfield, Mo. The event brings together the latest in precision farming, information management and communication technologies. Organized by the International Plant Nutrition Institute and the Foundation for Agronomic Research. For more information, contact Harold Reetz, director of external support, and the Foundation for Agronomic Research, at (217) 762-2074. Further details and program updates can be found at the conference Web site: http://www.infoag.org.
July 15: Northeast Louisiana Rice Field Day. Field tour at Elliot Colvin Farm (2 miles east of Hwy. 137 on Bardel Road), Rayville, La. Lunch and program afterward at Richland Center II (Rayville Civic Center), 827 Louisa St., Rayville, La. Keith Collins at [email protected].
July 16: Agronomic Crops Field Day, Delta Research and Extension Center, Stoneville, Miss. Registration at 8 a.m., program begins at 8:30 a.m. with latest research updates in cotton, corn, soybeans and rice. Lunch will be served. For more info contact Jody Stovall, (662) 686-3216 or [email protected].
July 16: Mid-South Ag Technology Field Day, Agricenter International, Memphis Tenn. The biggest field day in the Mid-South for commercial agricultural technology begins at 7 a.m. and runs until noon. Lunch will be provided. Approximately 15 research stops with companies demonstrating their latest technologies in seed and chemical in crops such as cotton, corn, soybeans, and rice. For more information on the field day, contact Bruce Kirksey, Agricenter’s director of research at [email protected] or (901) 757-7754. You can also go to www.agricenter.org for more information.
July 16-17: LSU AgCenter Louisiana Natural Resources Symposium, Lod Cook Conference Center and Hotel on the LSU campus in Baton Rouge, La. Theme of the symposium is “Bioenergy Opportunities for Louisiana.” The 2009 symposium will feature papers from leading international experts from universities and private industry covering issues related to bioenergy. The target audience includes land managers, foresters, land owners, entrepreneurs, researchers and those interested in this emerging opportunity, he added. Registration fees are $125 until July 2 and $150 after that date. Registration for students is available at $25 until July 2 and $30 after. The registration fee includes a copy of the conference proceedings, continental breakfasts, coffee breaks and lunch. The registration brochure and other information are available online at www.lsuagcenter.com/lnrs. Booth space and sponsorships are available for interested companies and associations. The program qualifies for nine hours of continuing logger education credit from the Louisiana Logging Council and 5.5 hours of category 1 and 2.5 hours of category 2 continuing forestry education from the Society of American Foresters. More information is available from according to Todd Shupe of the Louisiana Forest Products Development Center in the LSU AgCenter’s School of Renewable Natural Resources at [email protected] or (225) 578-6432.
July 17: MFBF Summer Rice Commodity Meeting, Bolivar County Extension Service Auditorium, Cleveland, Miss. 10 a.m. Lunch provided. Speakers include: Samantha Cawthorn, MFBF director of public policy; Chip Morgan, Delta Council ; Thomas Wynne, USRPA staff; Nathan Buerhing, Extension rice specialist; and Tim Walker, MAFES. If you plan to attend, please contact Justin Ferguson at [email protected] or Nancy Britt at [email protected] or (601) 977-4230.
July 20: Decisions 2009, Peabody Hotel, Memphis, Tenn. Five critical factors affecting crop profitability — weather, markets, land values, technology and farm inputs — will be discussed in detail. Speakers include Richard Brock, Brock and Associates, Erin FitzPatrick, Rabobank International, and Randall Pope, The Westchester Group. Call (800) 558-3431 or register at www.brockreport.com. The sessions begin at 8:15 a.m. and conclude at 3:15 p.m. Lunch is included in the registration fee.
July 23-24: Cotton Forum in New York City will feature cotton market update, marketing strategies and tours of Intercontinental Exchange options floor and electronic trading. Market outlook from a panel of cotton experts on Friday, July 24, begins at 7:30 a.m. Central Time. The meeting will be broadcast live on the ICE Web site at http://www.theice.com and by teleconference to the Ag Market Network listening audience. The program will also be carried by KFLP radio, which covers the west Texas area. It’s also available live at http://www.kflp.net, on a 10-second delay. If you’d like to attend the event in person in New York City, call Pat McClatchy at (888) 795-8071 for registration or more information.
July 24: Cotton Roundtable in New York City. Market outlook from a panel of cotton experts on Friday, July 24, begins at 7:30 a.m. The meeting will be broadcast live on the ICE Web site at http://www.theice.com and by teleconference to the Ag Market Network listening audience. The program will also be carried by KFLP radio, which covers the west Texas area. It’s also available live at http://www.kflp.net, on a 10-second delay.
July 24: 10th Annual Delta Classic Scholarship Golf Tournament, Helena Country Club, Helena, Ark. Hosted by the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture and the Department of Crop, Soil, and Environmental Sciences. Since 2000, the tournament has generated funds for undergraduate scholarships for students in the CSES Department. For more information contact Richie Workman, Tournament Director at [email protected]. To sponsor a hole or a team or to donate to the tournament, contact: Gloria Fry, (479) 575-5716 or [email protected].
July 30: Alternative Biofuel Crops Field Day, Southeast Branch Station, Rohwer, Ark.