Calendar

2018

• Through March 8, 2018: Mississippi State University County Extension meetings
Each meeting will cover issues specific to the area and will provide information on weeds, insects, disease, economics, and agronomics for local crops. Each meeting will have a sponsored meal provided. Click here for a list of locations, times and agendas.

• Through March 8, 2018: ‘Yield of Dreams’ University of Arkansas Winter Production Meetings
Coming to a location near you. Some logistics are still being worked out, so contact your local Cooperative Extension county agent for the latest. Also check the subject matter. Some are spray clinics, some irrigation clinics and some crop production meetings. Here is the latest schedule – click here

• Through Feb. 13, 2018: University of Missouri Dicamba Safety and Training
If you plan to use any of the three new dicamba formulations – Engenia, ExtendiMax or FeXapan – on Extend soybeans, you must attend one of these training, according to Missouri Department of Agriculture regulations. If you can’t attend one of these sessions, registration for Web-based training will open Jan. 4 – event details

• Through March 6, 2018: University of Tennessee Extension Dicamba Stewardship Training
Various locations throughout the state. $25 registration fee. This training is mandatory for all individuals applying XtendiMax, Engenia or FeXapan in Tennessee. The list is subject to change, so contact your local UT Extension office to confirm day and time. View the full list at the University of Tennessee.

• Through Feb. 22, 2018: University of Tennessee Extension County Production Meetings
UT Extension is hosting a series of meetings to be held throughout the state to prepare growers for the upcoming season. These meetings will focus on variety selection, insect and plant disease management, weed management and other current crop production topics. For dates and locations, visit UT Extension

• 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)

delta ag expo logo• 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 – event details

• 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.

• Jan. 23, 2018: Louisiana Soil Health and Cover Crop Conference
Hampton Inn, West Monroe, Louisiana – event details

• Jan. 24, 2018: Louisiana Soil Health and Cover Crop Conference
State Emergency Shelter, Alexandria, Louisiana – event details

• Jan. 24, 2018: Mississippi Soybean Association Soybean Producer Conference
Capps Center, Delta Research and Extension Center, Stoneville, Mississippi, beginning at 10 a.m. Lunch will be provided for all attendees – event details

• Jan. 25-March 12, 2018: North Carolina State University Auxin Stewardship Training
All persons planning to apply dicamba (Engenia, FeXapan, or XtendiMax) to Xtend cotton or soybeans or 2,4-D (Enlist Duo or Enlist One) to Enlist cotton or soybeans must complete the mandatory training, “Auxin Herbicides – Best Management Practices,” prior to use in 2018. This requirement applies to all applicators (including the person operating the sprayer) even if training was completed in 2017. Individuals completing the training will be issued a certificate, which must be presented to the dealer before purchasing those products. NCDA will have personnel at each meeting to swipe pesticide licenses. That is how participation will be recorded. There will be recertification credit in categories N, O, D and X. Find a date and location near you.

• Jan. 30, 2018: Middle Tennessee Grain Conference
Coffee County Fairgrounds in Manchester, Tennessee. $10 pre-registered, $20 at the door. Conference includes a trade show and BBQ lunch (included in registration price) – event details

• Jan. 30-Feb. 7, 2018: 2018 Georgia Ag Forecast
Choose from one of six meetings throughout the state. These are held in conjunction with University Georgia Cooperative Extension, Georgia Farm Bureau and Georgia Department of Agriculture – event details

• Jan. 31, 2018: Arkansas Soil and Water Education Conference and Expo 2018
Arkansas State University Convocation Center, Jonesboro, Arkansas. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The conference and expo will address the latest issues in soil and water conservation. Trade show included. For more information, contact Chris at 870-972-2043 or chrisjones@astate.edu – event details

• Feb. 1, 2018: 2018 West Tennessee Grain & Soybean Producers Conference
Dyer County Fairgrounds, Dyersburg, Tennessee – event details

• Feb. 6, 2018: 2018 Corn, Grain Sorghum and Soybean Producer Conference
University of Arkansas Rice Research and Extension Center, Stuttgart, Arkansas, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Event will be hosted by the Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board and the Arkansas Corn & Grain Sorghum Board. More details to follow.

• Feb. 6-7, 2018: 45th Annual Mississippi Agricultural Consultants Association Annual Conference
Bost Extension Center Mississippi State University, Starkville, Mississippi – event details

• Feb. 7, 2018: 2018 Corn, Grain Sorghum and Soybean Producer Conference
Cooper Alumni Center, Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, Arkansas, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. The same material will be covered here as were covered the previous day in Stuttgart. Event will be hosted by the Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board and the Arkansas Corn & Grain Sorghum Board. More details to follow.

• Feb. 8, 2018: Northeast Louisiana Crops Forum
Delhi Civic Center, Denver Street, Delhi, Louisiana, from 9 a.m.-noon. Contact  Keith Collins at 318-728-3216 or KCollins@agcenter.lsu.edu for more information.

Arkansas State logo• 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 https://www.astate.edu/agribusconf.  There is no registration fee.  For more information contact Astate_Agribus_Conf@astate.edu or 870-972-3221.

Louisiana Ag Consultants Association• Feb. 14-16, 2018: Louisiana Agricultural Technology & Management Conference
Paragon Casino Resort in Marksville, Louisiana. This is presented by the Louisiana Agricultural Consultants Association. A pre-conference Soil Fertility & Health Workshop will be held Feb. 14 from 8 a.m.-noon. 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. 20, 2018: Acadia Parish Private Pesticide Recertification
Acadia Parish LSU AgCenter Office, 157 Cherokee Rd., Crowley, Louisiana. 9-11 a.m.  You must stay for the whole recertification in order to be recertified.  Cost for recertification will be $25 to LDAF and $15 to the LSU AgCenter; you must pay with two different checks! If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact Jeremy Hebert at 337-788-8821 or JPHebert@agcenter.lsu.edu.

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

Mid-South Farm & Gin Show logo• 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