Annual Meeting and Trade Show, Mississippi Peanut Growers Association, January 28-29. Hattiesburg.

Alan Henn, Extension Plant Pathologist, Mississippi State University
By Alan Henn, Extension Plant Pathologist, Mississippi State University January 9, 2015 14:58

Annual Meeting and Trade Show, Mississippi Peanut Growers Association, January 28-29. Hattiesburg.

The Mississippi Peanut Growers Association announces their annual meeting and trade show. It will be held January 28-29 at the Lake Terrace Convention Center in Hattiesburg,

The draft agenda for the meeting:

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January 28:

1-1:30 ………….Registration

1:30-2:00………..Bob Redding, The Redding Firm, Washington D.C. – Mississippi Peanuts and Congress

2:00-2:30……… Dr. Alan Henn, Extension Plant Pathologist, Are Fungicide Applications Made Earlier than 60 Days for Southern Blight Effective? Red Flags for Rotations in Mississippi

2:30-3:00……… Dr. Eric Prostko, Extension Weed Specialist, UGA – Early-Season Weed Management in Peanut

3:00 -4:00……….10th Annual Meeting – Mississippi Peanut Growers Association

4:00-5:00……….Refreshments / Visit Industry Booths

5:00……………….Meeting Adjourned until 1/29

January 29:

7:30-8:00……….Registration / Visit Industry Booths

8:00-8:10……….Opening Remarks/Introduction of Guests

8:10-8:30……….Dr. George Hopper, MSU Dean, Director MAFES – The University Role in the Mississippi Peanut Industry

8:30-9:00……….Dr. Wesley Porter, Extension Irrigation Specialist, UGA/Auburn, Peanut Irrigation Requirements and Options for Scheduling

9:00-9:30…….…Don Koehler, GA Peanut Commission – Why Southern Peanut Farmers Federation

9:30-10:00…..…Dr. Jason Ward, Extension Agricultural Engineer, MSU – Yield Monitor Systems for Peanut Combines

10:00-10:45…. Refreshment Break / Visit Industry Booths

10:45-11:15……Dr. Marshall Lamb, Research Leader, National Peanut Research Lab – Current USDA ARS Research / Peanut Market Outlook for 2015

11:15 -11:40…… Dr. Jason Sarver, MSU Peanut Agronomist, Peanuts in MS, What we Learned in 2014

11:40-12:00…… Dr. Jeff Gore, Peanut Entomologist, MSU – Insect Pest Management Research in Mississippi

12:00-1:00……..Lunch / Visit with Industry

1:00-1:30……….Dr. Keith Coble, Agricultural Economist, MSU – Peanuts and the Farm Bill

1:30-2:00….……Ryan Lepicier, Vice Pres. Marketing and Communications, National Peanut Board – The Perfectly Powerful Peanut

2:00-2:20….…….Cindy-Hyde Smith, MS Commissioner of Ag -Industry Updates (INVITED)

Grand Door Prize Drawing plus other Prizes

2:30-3:30….…….Rod Pinkston, JAGER PRO Founder & CEO – Integrated Wild PigControl

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You will have a chance to win:

GRAND DOOR PRIZE- Donated by Kelley Manufacturing Company (KMC) Drawing January 29.

KMC will give the winner the use of a new 6 Row Peanut Combine for the 2015 peanut harvesting season,(valued at $15,000), with the option of purchasing the combine through an authorized KMC dealer with $15,000 off the list price. In lieu of the 6 Row combine the winner can choose the use of another KMC Peanut Harvest Implement with a 10% discount off the list price for purchase. The winner must be a certified peanut grower with an FSA farm number, and must be present to win.

AMADAS Door Prize – FREE USE of an AMADAS Digger/Inverter either 4 or 6 row for the 2015 Growing Season. Winner must be a certified peanut grower with an FSA farm number, and must be present to win.

Plus Gift Cards, Industry Product, Gift Boxes, etc. –Nearly $25,000 in prizes

The DIRECTOR ELECTION will be held during the Annual Meeting, District 2 (South West MS), District 4 (North West MS) and AT-Large positions B (South East MS) and C (North West MS) are up for election. If you would like to nominate a grower, please do so by contacting nominating committee chairman Alan Atkins at 662-425-1467. This is your Association and it needs your support to continue to grow and improve the peanut industry in Mississippi.

Trade Show Exhibitors and major sponsors  of the Annual Peanut Growers Meeting

2014 PLATINUM SPONSORS

Kelley Manufacturing Company First South Farm Credit

Colombo NA Reeves West Bay Peanuts

Golden Peanut Company Specialty Sales Company

Birdsong Peanuts Clint Williams Company

2014 Gold Sponsors ($2000)

Helena Chemical Company AGRI-AFC, LLC

Bayer CropScience AMVAC Chemical Company

Lodging information Hotels are located up and down Hwy 49 and junction of I-59 less than a mile from the Lake Terrace Convention Center, Hattiesburg.

Holiday Inn & Suites (Best Hotel choice)

10 Gateway Drive, just north of I-59 (ask for MS Peanut Growers to get rate of $92 plus tax of course)

T: 601-296-0302

LaQuinta Inn

6563 Hwy 49 (rate quoted at $62.00)

T: 601-268-2850

Clarion Inn

6541 Hwy 49 ($72 quoted)

T: 601-264-1881

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Alan Henn, Extension Plant Pathologist, Mississippi State University
By Alan Henn, Extension Plant Pathologist, Mississippi State University January 9, 2015 14:58
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