2016 Mid-South Farm and Gin Show

Darrin Dodds, Extension Cotton Specialist
By Darrin Dodds, Extension Cotton Specialist February 20, 2016 10:21

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The venue is the Cook Convention Center, Memphis. All available footage is taken, every inch of the Convention Center, as well as the sidewalk outside the Center on Main Street in Memphis, is filled with exhibits, machinery, equipment, and products and services needed in today’s agriculture.

 

Many attractions, something for everyone

 

Exhibitors: More than 400 exhibitors from nearly every state in the US and some international countries. While the long standing exhibitors will be evident at the 64th annual Show there are 50 companies who are new to this year’s show.  Make sure to visit each exhibit for a unique experience of the products and services today’s farmers need to be profitable.

 

Cash prizes awarded daily. Attendees at the 64th annual Mid-South Farm and Gin Show are eligible to win thousands of dollars in cash prizes awarded daily. Also, attendees who pre-register are eligible to win cash pries if they pre-register by specific dates. Information is available at farmandginshow.com. Pre-register to be eligible to win a $1,000 cash prize. More information is available at www.farmandginshow.com

 

Many exhibitors will also have prize drawings. Visit the exhibits and sign up to win!

 

Educational seminars

Informational and educational seminars are also scheduled for both days of the Mid-South Farm and Gin Show. Ag Update seminars will be held at 8:30 a.m. on Friday and Saturday of the show. On Friday, attendees at the Ag Update Seminar will hear:

  • Cotton Issues Update, Shane Stephens, National Cotton Council
  • Wheat and Rice Market Outlook, Carl Brothers, Riceland Foods
  • Cotton Market Outlook, Joe Nicosia, Louis Dreyfus

Saturday attendees will hear:

  • Grain Marketing Outlook, Richard Brock. Brock & Associates

Special seminars include:

 

MID-SOUTH AG FORUM: PROFITABILITY AND STEWARDSHIP TOGETHER — THROUGH TECHNOLOGY, Mezzanine Level, Cook Convention Center

Dr. Mike Daniels, Environmental Management Specialist, University of Arkansas, Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service; Dr. Bill Robertson, Professor, Cotton Extension Agronomist, University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture, Newport, Ark.; Steve Stevens, Farmer, Desha County, Ark.

 

11:30 a.m. Saturday — SOUTHERN CORN PRODUCTION SUCCESS — 486 BUSHELS AND COUNTING!  Capturing the Genetic Potential of Today’s Hybrids — Randy Dowdy, Valdosta, GA Randy Dowdy’s production strategies focus on maximizing corn yields by minimizing stress that plants experience throughout the growing season. This seminar will cover Understanding Plant Physiology and Components of Yield; Capturing Genetic Yield Potential; Alleviating Inevitable Stress a Plant May Face; Nutrient Uptake; Understanding Timing vs. Availability; and

Stepping Outside Your Comfort Zone.

 

1:30 p.m. Saturday — RICE MARKETING EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR, What a Rice Farmer Needs to Know to Prosper — Milo Hamilton, co-founder and senior agricultural economist of Firstgrain, Inc., is the speaker.

 

Show hours are Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. More information is available at www.farmandginshow.com, where attendees can pre-register for the show and be eligible to win one of two $1,000 cash prizes.

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Darrin Dodds, Extension Cotton Specialist
By Darrin Dodds, Extension Cotton Specialist February 20, 2016 10:21
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