THE MISSISSIPPI Agricultural Industry Council and the Mississippi Seedsmen's Association will hold concurrent summer meetings July 27-30 at the Perdido Beach Resort in Orange Beach, Ala.

The meeting begins July 27 with a half-day educational program aimed at providing updates that qualify for certified crop adviser units.

The Early Bird reception is July 27 from 6 to 7 p.m. The registration desk will be open from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Registration begins again at 8 a.m., July 28.

The opening session begins July 28 at 1:30 p.m. and resumes at 8:30 a.m., July 29.

Tentative speakers for the event include Kater Hake with Delta and Pineland Co., speaking on the future of biotechnology; Cindy Hyde-Smith, chairperson of the Mississippi Senate Agriculture Committee, with a legislative update; Kenny Cordelle with UAP, addressing the future of agribusiness.

The keynote speaker will be Mississippi State University baseball coach Ron Polk, who will speak at 9:40 a.m., July 29. The meeting adjourns after the morning business session on July 30.

Download registration forms from the “event registration” section of the MAIC Web site at www.maicms.org.