Calendar

2017

• Nov. 15: 2017 Mississippi Agronomy Society of America Annual Agronomy Meeting
Grenada County Extension Office, 1240 Fairground Rd. # E, Grenada, Mississippi. A wide range of topics will be discussed including a dicamba update for soybeans and on-farm water storage system costs. The morning session will begin with an 8 a.m. registration with the afternoon session concluding at 4:15 p.m. Certified crop adviser CEUs will be available and include: NM 1, SW 1.5, IPM 1.5, CM 0.5 as well as state plant board re-certification approved for 1(A) Agricultural Pest Control (Plant), X Demonstration and Research Pest Control, and K Agricultural weed control. The program can be accessed at the following link: 2017 ASA PROGRAM. For advanced registration please fill out the Advanced Registration Form  and send back to the email address listed. For more information, contact Dennis Reginelli at 662–418-4480.

• Nov. 16-17, 2017: Louisiana Soybean & Grain Board Meeting
Efferson Hall on the LSU Baton Rouge campus. Researchers will discuss board-sponsored research projects, and nominations will be taken for a vacant position. For more information, contact Benjy Rayburn.

• Dec. 4-6, 2017: 2017 Row Crop Short Course
Mississippi row crop short courseThe 2017 Row Crop Short Course, hosted by Mississippi State University, will be held at the Mill Conference Center in Starkville, Mississippi. Pre-registration is free until Nov. 27 and $40 thereafter, including at the door. Certified Crop Advisor continuing education units, pesticide applicator recertification and consultant’s license renewal credit available in specific categories  – event details

• Dec. 5, 2018: University of Arkansas Winter Production Meeting
Ozarka College, Ash Flat,  Arkansas, beginning at 6 p.m. 870-997-7363.

• Dec. 5-6: 2017 Texas Plant Protection Association Conference
Brazos Center, 3232 Briarcrest Drive in Bryan, Texas. The importance of agricultural trade and current and future farm policy, among other topics, will be discussed – event details

• Dec. 7, 2017: South Carolina Corn & Soybean Growers Meeting
Santee Conference Center, 1737 Bass Drive – US 15, Santee, South Carolina. Registration and trade show open at 8:30 a.m. Lunch will be provided free. Program ends at 3:30 p.m. Topics include knowing a good stand and proper planter set-up, corn and soybean futures update, improving soybean yields and herbicide technology discussion panel. CCA and continuing certification hours for pesticide applicators have been applied for – event details

• Dec. 12-13, 2017: Row Crops Short Course
Auburn University Hotel and Dixon Conference Center, Auburn, Alabama. The Alabama Cooperative Extension System is partnering with Auburn University’s Department of Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences to produce the event. The Row Crops Short Course will feature speakers from the University of Georgia, Mississippi State University, Auburn University, University of Florida, North Carolina State University and Clemson University.  In addition, other speakers include representatives from USDA-ARS, the United Soybean Board, Cotton Incorporated, Bunge North America, National Cotton Council and the Alabama Soil and Water Conservation Committee – event details

• Dec. 13, 2017: University of Arkansas Winter Production Meeting
Craighead County Extension Office (611 E. Washington Ave # A, Jonesboro, Arkansas) beginning at 9 a.m. 870-933-4565.

2018

• Jan. 5, 2018: Tri-State Soybean Forum
Tri-State Soybean Forum
Thomas Jason Lingo Community Center, Oak Grove, Louisiana. Forum begins at 8 a.m. and ends at noon, with lunch. Presentations will cover a variety of production topics on current situations and market outlooks for the soybean industry, including updates on the 2018 farm bill, PPO weed resistance, soybean fertility, nematodes in soybeans, tap root decline and redbanded stink bugs. During the program, retired LSU AgCenter soybean specialist Ron Levy will be recognized for his contributions to the industry and the Tri-State Soybean Association, and the 2018 Tri-State college scholarship recipients from each state will be announced. The forum is free. For more information, contact R.L. Frazier at rfrazier@agcenter.lsu.edu or 318-574-2465.

• Jan. 9, 2018: University of Arkansas Winter Production Meeting
Lawrence County Meeting Hall, Walnut Ridge, beginning at 9 a.m. 870-886-3741.

• Jan. 10, 2018: University of Arkansas Winter Production Meeting
Craighead County Extension Office (611 E. Washington Ave # A, Jonesboro, Arkansas) beginning at 9 a.m. 870-933-4565.

• Jan. 11, 2018: University of Arkansas Winter Production Meeting
Black River Technical College Continuing Education Bldg., Room 113, Pocahontas, Arkansas, beginning at 9 a.m. 870-892-4504.

• Jan. 17, 2018: Missouri Regional Soybean Meeting
Miner Convention Center, Miner, Missouri. Registration begins at 8 a.m., program from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Contact Anthony Ohmes at 573-243-3581 or David Reinbott at 573-545-3516 to register. Tentative Agenda (PDF)

• Jan. 17-18, 2018: 45th Annual Delta Ag Expo
The Delta Agricultural Exposition Corp. and the Mississippi State University Extension Service host this expo at the Bolivar County Expo Center in Cleveland, Mississippi. In addition to the expo, Extension specialists will be holding educational workshops on topics including water management, lenders, soil management and precision ag

• Jan. 17-18, 2018: South Carolina AgriBiz & Farm Expo
Florence Civic Center, Florence, South Carolina. Educational sessions as well as a trade show – event details

• Jan. 19, 2018: Delta Ag Expo
Bill Thomas Building, Wynne, Ark. This event is hosted by the Cross County Chamber of Commerce and the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Research and Extension. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m., with the first break-out session at 9:15 a.m. For more information, contact Jenna Martin at jennaraemartin.ag@gmail.com or
870-362-9411.

• Feb. 6, 2018: University of Arkansas Winter Production Meeting
Black River Technical College Development Center Auditorium, Pocahontas, Arkansas, beginning at 6 p.m. 870-892-4504.

• Feb. 6-7, 2018: 45th Annual Mississippi Agricultural Consultants Association Annual Conference
Bost Extension Center Mississippi State University, Starkville, Mississippi. Check back later for more information.

• Feb. 8, 2018: University of Arkansas Winter Production Meeting
Lynn Community Center, Lynn, Arkansas, beginning at 9 a.m. 870-886-3741.

• Feb. 14, 2018: Arkansas State University Agribusiness Conference
Arkansas State University Fowler Center and First National Bank Arena, Jonesboro, Arkansas. On-site registration begins at 7:30 a.m. in the Fowler Center. The morning general session features four presentations on farmland, the cotton industry, trade and farm policy, and the outlook for a new farm bill. Lunch will be served in the First National Bank Arena at noon. Afternoon sessions include presentations on the community banks and agricultural credit, rice and cotton markets, and poultry and beef market issues.  A complete conference program and on-line registration will be available in January at agri.astate.edu.  There is no registration fee.  For more information contact Astate_Agribus_Conf@astate.edu or 870-972-3221.

• Feb. 14, 2018: University of Arkansas Winter Production Meeting
Craighead County Extension Office (611 E. Washington Ave # A, Jonesboro, Arkansas) beginning at 9 a.m. 870-933-4565.

• Feb. 14-16, 2018: Louisiana Agricultural Technology & Management Conference
Location to be announced. This is presented by the Louisiana Agricultural Consultants Association. Consultants and commercial applicators will receive continuing education credits from timely presentations and information. For more information, contact Denise Wright at 337-945-3694.

• Feb. 25-March 1, 2018: Commodity Classic Convention and Trade Show
Anaheim, California – view the schedule hereoverall event details

• March 2-3, 2018: 66th Annual Mid-South Farm & Gin Show
Cook Convention Center, Memphis, Tennessee. This free two-day show will feature thousands of square feet of exhibits as well as informational sessions – event details

• March 14, 2018: University of Arkansas Winter Production Meeting
Craighead County Extension Office (611 E. Washington Ave # A, Jonesboro, Arkansas) beginning at 9 a.m. 870-933-4565.

• July 26, 2018: Milan No-Till Field Day
Milan AgResearch and Education Center, Milan, Tennessee. Event is hosted by the University of Tennessee. Registration is free and begins at 6 a.m. First field tour leaves at 7 a.m. – event details