BRANDON AND MAGGIE SHERIDAN, Crop Production Services, Oakland, Tenn., were checking out the show with their children, from left, Carter, Cole, and Caroline.
DULANEY SEED representatives welcoming visitors to the show were, from left — David Walker, Mississippi territory; Dustin Parker, Louisiana territory; Terry Dulaney, CEO, Clarksdale, Miss.; Randy Marsh, Arkansas territory; John Polasini, Mississippi/Arkansas territory; Clyde Smith, Mississippi territory; Lindley Gilliaum, Arkansas territory; Pat Antici, Mississippi territory; Robert Turner, Tennessee/Arkansas territory; Charlie Robinette, General Manager, Clarksdale, Miss.; Eric Howard, Arkansas territory; Ken DuBard, Mississippi territory; and Aubrey Falls, Mississippi territory.
CELEBRITY SIGNING: Former NFL great Terry Bradshaw, left, and Dow AgroScience’s Nate Feauto welcome visitors to the Dow AgroSciences booth. Feauto is product manager for Transform, which sponsored Bradshaw’s visit to the show.
JERRY “THE KING” LAWLER, center, noted wrestler and TV personality, greeted fans at the AgXplore exhibit. With him are Phil Reynolds, left, and Barry Aycock, both at Parma, Mo., representing AgXplore International.
HIGH TECH: Clayton Davis, left, Tymac Farms, Paragould, Ark., was winner of an unmanned aerial aircraft from AgriImage. A mechanical engineering student at Arkansas State University, he looks forward to using the device for various projects. With him are, from left, Mackensie Nutt and Raney Nutt, also with Tymac Farms, and David Pinkerton, AgriImage, Medina, Tenn.
MID-SOUTH FFA members spent part of their Saturday at the show packaging meals to be distributed to the needy through food banks and other organizations. The group assembled more than 20,000 nutritious food packages.
—Photo: Cecil H. Yancy, Jr.
DON SELF, right, Hamilton, Miss., and Lauren Williams, left, both representing the National Peanut Board, got enthusiastic assistance in promoting peanuts from Jessica Gibson, Crop Protection Services, Collierville, Tenn.
HOWARD “DICKEY” HOBBS JR., second from left, Elkmont, Ala., is the only person visible in this booth. The rest are in cotton camo, but if you could see them they would be Monty Bain, left, Brad Robb and Bobby Skeen. All work for the Memphis-based Cotton Board.
LOUANNA GARRETT, Goodman, Miss., was all smiles at winning a Labrador puppy from Shur Shot Retrievers. Making the presentation at the popular yearly event were Jimmy McMahon, left, and Tyler Patterson.
BEN MERIWEATHER, left, Tupelo, Miss.; John David Bassie, Brandon, Miss.; John Bordlee, Lafayette, La.; Don Zarecor, Newbern, Tenn.; and Rhett Butler, Jonesboro, Ark., teamed up Valent USA at their company’s booth.
CHARLIE AND Ellie Bork, children of Eric and Katie Bork, Marion, Ark., and grandchildren of Jack and Nancy Lofton, check out a big rig at the show.
AGRO-CULTURE Liquid Fertilizers representatives were, from left, Mark Glastetter and Daniel Hensley, both with Concept Ag, Cape Girardeau, Mo.; Dave Brewster, Agro-Culture, Atlanta, Ga.; and Trey Curtis, Concept Ag, Cape Girardeau.
ATER WAREHOUSE representatives, from left, were Gary Neal, Ferriday, La.; Butch Cavin, West Helena, Ark.; Ed Ater, Ferriday; Glen Von Kanel, West Helena; and Kris Forman, Ferriday.
AT THE FARM CREDIT exhibit were, from left, Jeff Harris, producer, Henderson, Tenn.; Alex Forsbach, Savannah, Tenn., Lawson Plafcan, Somerville, Tenn., Chuck Avery and Worth Eubanks, Three-Way, Tenn., all with Farm Credit MidAmerica; Jay Salter, Marianna, Ark., and Mike Williams, Jonesboro, Ark., both with Farm Credit Mid-South.
STEFANIE PATTERSON, left, Indianapolis, Ind.; Alex Hoffman, Greenville, Miss.; Leslie Rogers, Jonesboro, Ark.; Peyton Fiser, Clarksdale, Miss.; Kerry Saylors, Amory, Miss.; Kyle Fadal, Calhoun, La.; and Lee Miers, Oxford, Miss., greeted visitors at the Dow AgroSciences booth.
AT THE STINE SEED exhibit were, from left, Doug Davis, McCrory, Ark.; Jim Tubbs, Regions Bank, Jonesboro, Ark.; Kevin Ryan, Decatur, Ill.; Ken Wolf, Angola, Ind.; Terry Gairhan, Jonesboro; and Bradley Osborne, Medina, Tenn.
BRETT HELMS, Stuttgart, Ark., was representing SFP.
EARL JOHNSON and wife Sherry were pulling a wagonload of pretty girls through the show. They are, from left, Meagan, Rhianna, and Elizabeth, and all are from Tiptonville, Tenn.
AT THE NAMMCO EXHIBIT were, from left, Devin Owens, Forrest City, Ark.; Jay Newton, company owner, and Larry Hunter, both at Lubbock, Texas; Craig McCormick, Kisco Leasing, Haskell, Texas; and Steve Prather, Leland, Miss.
FRANK JONES, left, Wynne, Ark.; Anthony Crocker, Jonesboro, Ark.; Corey Dildine, Wynne, Ark.; Jared Fannon, Lonoke, Ark.; and Greg Dickinson, Memphis, welcomed visitors at Syngenta Crop Protection.
NANCY KOHL stopped by the Landoll exhibit to visit with Kevin Ballowe and her husband Arch, right.
DEASON AYLWARD, Pace, Miss., tests out a John Deere tractor. He was touring the show with his father, Brig Aylward.
Randy Jemison, from left, Reece Langley, Lauren Echols, Mary Jemison, and Amy Doane greeted visitors at the USA Rice Federation booth.
CLINT WILLIAMS Peanut Company was represented by, from left, Zack Killebrew and Brian Wilson, Greenwood, Miss.; Gordon Drennan, Pocahontas, Ark.; and Steve Ortloff, Madill, Okla.
ALAN BURCHFIEL, right, and Zach Burchfiel, Burchfiel Farms, were show visitors from Newbern, Tenn.
AT THE ROME EQUIPMENT exhibit were, from left, Doug Theis, Dawn Equipment, Sycamore, Ill.; Brandon Baker and Steve Arrington, both with Rome at Cedartown, Ga.
AT THE AG LEADER exhibit were, from left, Will Hutchison, Hutchison Farms, Murfreesboro, Tenn.; Brandon Copeland, MRM Ag Services, East Prairie, Mo.; Ross Morman, Ag Leader, Ames, Iowa; and John Arington, MRM.
CHRIS GRIFFITH, from left, Cargill Cotton, Memphis; and Scott and Vicky Griffith, Twin Oaks Farms, Hernando, Miss., were Saturday visitors.
JANAE TAPPER, from left, front row, Annette Bitto, Laura Cobb, Britt Cassiday, Mike Bieber, and Celeste Paylor, greeted visitors to the John Deere exhibit, along with, back row, from left, Laura Stockman, Larry Long, Dennis Ogle, Gayle Dill, Karl McDonald, David Mulder, Justin Van Wert and Drew Wethington.
JAMES WATKINS, from left, Amy Schavey, Ashley Wolf, Wesley Hodges, Steve Kerns, John Klueppel, Jason Rudick, and Chris Finan take a break from their duties at the DuPont Pioneer Exhibit.
DEVIN OWENS, left, Caldwell, Ark., and Jim Balsted, Fargo, N.D., greeted visitors at the Lemken exibit.
Lee Fortner, from left, Beth Fortner, Anna Brady, Lauren Brady and Wade Doyle, all from Port Gibson, Miss., turn a tractor tire into a rest stop.
WELCOMING VISITORS to the Reinke exhibit were, from left, Mike Mills, Reinke, Charlotte, N.C.; Carl Johnson, Watkins, Linden, Tenn.; Rob Allison and Bob Allison, Allison Reinke, Hughes, Ark.; Dan Glenn, Reinke, Danvers, Ill.; Josh Robertson, Union City, Tenn.; Neil Lunzmann, Reinke, Deshler, Nebr.; and Bill Nichols, Castleton Electric, Macon, Miss.
WELCOMING VISITORS TO THE KBH exhibit were Jessica Roberson, Jonesboro, Ark., Alyssia Webster of Olive Branch, Miss., and Kristy Street of Memphis.
SKIP WILSON, left, Oxford, Miss., and Tyrus Teague, Jonesboro, Ark., greeted visitors at the Amvac exhibit.
LAYTON ROWSEY, Guntown, Miss., and his father Barrett Rowsey, try a new tractor. His mom is Dianna Rowsey.
CINDY MITCHELL, from left, front row; Olivia Boone; Caroline Boone; Amber Peevey; and Beth Killingsworth; from left, back row, Jim Calhoon, Kyle Schlenker; Josh Keith; Will McDaniel; Jason Walton; Bret Mize; Brian Murray; Bryan Peyton; and Hillary Spain greeted visitors to the Progeny Ag Products booth.
AMONG THOSE REPRESENTING GreenPoint Ag were Sarah Smelser, Tricia Hill, Shelly Easley, Cathy Magee, Kay Smith, Brenda Simpson and Greg Sadler.
AT THE DICKEY MACHINE exhibit were, from left, Mett Jones and Bubba Jones, both at Pine Bluff, Ark., and John Ortiz, MOF2 (Missouri Food and Fiber), Garden City, Mo.
JOHN JETER, second from right, is presented a Ginner Certification Program award by Harrison Ashley, right, National Cotton Council, Memphis. With him is his brother, Danny Jeter, who earned certification in 1996. At left is Dwayne Alford, Yuma, Ariz., president of the National Cotton Ginners Association.
GREETING VISITORS at the AgriGold exhibit were, from left, Chad Stanfield, Murfreesboro, Tenn.; Chad Coleman, Helena, Ark.; Susan Camp, Murray, Ky.; Josh Johnston, Olaton, Ky.; Jason Mayer, Dexter, Mo.; Don Seger, Lawrenceville, Ill.; Curtis Bivens, Pegram, Tenn.; Ed Kahle, Jackson, Tenn.; and Chris Cooper, Princeton, Ind.
SHAWN MANOR, left in black hat, Haley Biddy, Scott Cummings, David Wilson, Clay Dubach, Harvey Roane, Kelley Washburn, Kane McPherson, Carlton Fisher, Guy Spence, Danny Bowen, Nathan Sullivan and Don Wallace were part of a large contingent of representatives for Crop Production Services.
TANNER COOK, left, Lubbock, Texas; Austin Tinsley, Dallas, Texas; and Pelham Henry, Montrose, Ala., were among those manning the MANA booth.
DANIEL VAUGHN, right, and his wife, Jill, Legacy Equipment, were at the show with their baby daughter, Raylee, and Daniel’s father, James Vaughn, Vaughn Trucking Co., all of Paragould, Ark.
RONNIE CAERY, from left, and Jerry Miller, both from Elaine, Ark., and Kenny and Kaleb Holt, Mellwood, Ark., were checking out the KBH exhibit.
AT THE BASF EXHIBIT, Rhett Ruscoe, from left, Clarksdale, Miss.; Tim Ford, Sicily Island, La.; Blake Burrow, Raleigh, N.C.; and Barry Skipper, Waco, Ky., were greeting visitors.
MEMPHIS COTTON MERCHANT William "Billy" Dunavant was honored by the Southern Cotton Ginners Association for his achievements in cotton marketing and for his contributions to the cotton industry. Presenting the A.L. Vandergriff Pioneer Award for 2014 were Joe Nicosia, left, Louis Dreyfus Commodities, and Larry McClendon, McClendon, Mann & Felton. Dunavant joined his father's firm at age 20 and assumed leadership of the company following his father's death in 1961, going on to build it into the largest cotton merchandising organization in the world. The company's cotton holdings and operations expanded to Australia, Switzerland, Africa, Latin America, India, Uzbekistan, and China, and included warehousing, ginning, and production.
TWINS NICOLE AND KALEY ROPER, Dexter, Mo., pose in front of twin bales of cotton near the Helena Chemical Exhibit.
RONNY THOMPSON, left, Hickory Flat, Miss.; Bill Long, Greenwood, Miss.; and Kirk Palmer, New Madrid, Mo., enjoy a brief respite while representing DuPont Crop Protection at their booth.
RANDY GLOVER, left, Blue Mountain, Miss., and Les Ahrends, Springfield, Ill., greeted visitors at the TeeJet exhibit.
KOCH AGRONOMIC SERVICES representatives were, from left, Ryan Vidrine, Washington, La., and Taylor Shipp, Nashville, Tenn.; Danielle Mears, Woodruff Sweitzer, Kansas City, Mo.; Blake Gray, Paragould, Ark., and Josh Long, Forrest City, Ark., both with Koch.
FMC REPRESENTATIVES welcoming show visitors were, from left, Rusty Mitchell, Louisville, Miss.; Don Johnson, Madison, Miss.; Kevin Rone, Portageville, Mo.; Lester Scott, Minden, La.; and Bob Johnson, Jonesboro, Ark.
MARLON YATES, Memphis, toured the show with his mother, Marilyn Livesay.
CHLOE GRIESBRESCHT and her mother, Kristen, enjoy a moment at the Mid-South Farm and Gin Show.
ANDY PACE, left, Greenville, Tenn., and Vaughn Koehn, West Point, Miss., were manning the Precision Planting exhibit.
DRAKE DAWSON, checks out a toy planter at one of the show exhibits. He attended with his father, Scott, of Malvern, Ark.
AT THE VALLEY IRRIGATION exhibit, producer Bob Farinelli, left, B.A.B. Farms, Nicholasville, Ky., visits with Valley representatives (from left) Josh Watford and Cole Fredrick, both at Valley, Nebr., and Jim Winders, Little Rock, Ark.
DELTAG representatives welcoming visitors to their exhibit were, from left, Dudley Jumper, Palestine, Ark.; Layne Dunlap, Clarksville, Tenn.; Bret Shell, Portland, Ark.; Daniel Britt, Greenville, Miss.; and Chris Sprowles, Clinton, Miss.
KELLY DUPONT, left, Bogalusa, La.; and Mike Howell, Lumberton, Miss., manned the Agrium Advanced Technologies exhibit.
THE ANDERSONS Grain Group was represented by, from left, Cary Workman and Ronnie Workman, Union City, Tenn.; Bruce Williams, Dyer, Tenn.; M.J. Anderson, regional manager, Union City, Tenn.; and Ed Sims, Kenton, Tenn.
TYLER GRAVES and his father, Mike, farm at Ripley, Miss., and were checking out the show Saturday.
KEVIN STOW, left, Cary, N.C., welcomed Bob Marik, Marik Farms, Cross Pin, S.C., to the XSAg exhibit.
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE members for the Southern Cotton Ginners Association at their annual meeting in Memphis are, from left, front row — Barry Braden, Cotton Growers Inc.,Dell, Ark., president Arkansas Cotton Growers; Riley James, A.C. Riley Cotton Co., New Madrid, Mo., SCGA vice president and first vice president Missouri Cotton Ginners; Phil Lucius, Calhoun County Gin, Inc., Calhoun City, Miss., first vice president Mississippi Cotton Growers; Scotty Morgan, White Oak Gin, White Oak, Mo., second vice president Missouri Cotton Ginners 2014/15; Brad Williams, Burlison Gin, Burlison, Tenn., president Tennessee Cotton Ginners; Robert Royal, Midnight Gin, Silver City, Miss., SCGA president and president Mississippi Cotton Growers; Tim Price, Memphis, SCGA executive vice president; back row, from left — Richard Noe, Vance Gin, Clarksdale, Miss., second vice president Mississippi Cotton Ginners; Teddy Hazelhurst, Bemis Gin & Warehouse, Jackson, Tenn., second vice president Tennessee Cotton Ginners 2014/15; Holt Shoaf, L&H Gin, Milan, Tenn., second vice president Tennessee Cotton Ginners; William Browning, Browning Gin, Crowville, La., president Louisiana Cotton Ginners; Bruce Dawson, Bernie Farmers Gin, Malden, Mo., second vice president Missouri Cotton Ginners; George LaCour, Tri Parish Gin, Morganza, La., chairman of the board; Sledge Taylor, Como Consolidated Gin Co., Como, Miss., SCGA treasurer; Tri Watkins, Rabbit Ridge Gin & Warehouse, Lepanto, Ark., first vice president Arkansas Cotton Ginners.
JEFF EAKES, from left, Jeff Bailey, Amber Reid, and Tony Evans, represented Mid-South Ag Equipment, Byhalia, Miss.
BRUCE AND LISA BRANCH, left, Winona, Miss., and Mark and Clark Ormon, Hickory Flat, Miss., were among show visitors.
CHARLES STOKES, left, and his wife, Patricia, Louisville, Miss.; and Paul and Joyce Good, Noxubee County, Miss., producers, were getting ready for a day at the show.
MIKE MYERS, from left, Myers Farms, Eudora, Ark.; Eric Myers, Planters Equipment Co., Cleveland, Miss.; and Steven Myers, Lake Village, Ark., were getting ready to tour the show Saturday.
ERICA RACHAL, left, Sarasota, Fla.; and Roni Rogers, Cleveland, Miss., were part of the Rabo AgriFinance group at the show.
DAVID HADSKEY, from left, Glen Hadsky, Jerry Nettles, and Bobby Hadsky, all with Short Line Mfg. at Memphis, were representing Great Plains Manufacturing, for which they’re a distributor.
JERRY TAYLOR, from left, Kennett, Mo.; Sandy St. John, Dave Keifer, and Bruce McKinney, all at Sikeston, Mo.; and Rodney Bryant, Kennett, Mo., welcomed visitors to the Raben Tire booth.
WILL SMART, right, and Graham Smart, center, welcomed Savannah, Tenn., producer Karl Forsbach to the Greenleaf Technologies exhibit.
JOINING RICHARD KELLEY for the Southern Cotton Ginners Association presentation of the Ginner of the Year award were his wife and family members, from left, seated: Kerry Williams, Charlotte Kelley, Richard Kelley, Leslie Roane; standing: Lexie Williams, Brad Williams, Anna Claire Williams, Jake Roane, Michael Roane, and Sophie Roane. The Burlison, Tenn., ginner was honored at the organization's annual banquet held in conjunction with the Mid-South Farm and Gin Show.
HUTCHINSON/MAYRATH'S booth was manned by Cody Morrow and Steve Goche, both of Wynne, Ark.
HELMING THE MID-SOUTH Ag Alliance booth were David Little, Byhalia, Miss.; Dennis Perry, Clarksdale, Miss.; Chris Richardson, Byhalia Miss.; and Tony Evans, Byhalia, Miss.
HELENA CHEMICAL COMPANY popcorn servers were Riley, Katie, and Gabbie, all from Helena, Ark.
AT THE APACHE Sprayer exhibit were Paul Nielsen, Micah Miller, Powell Jenkins (an Apache owner), Matthew Pope and Bubba Rhodes.
ACE PUMP representatives were, from left, Bobby Robinson, Randy Moody, and Andy Randle, all at Memphis.
ANDY MURDOCK, from left, Lindsay, Cordele, Ga.; Michael Burroughs, AMX Irrigation, Clarkedale, Ark.; and Parker Williams, Southland Irrigation, Poplar Bluff, Mo., greeted visitors at the Lindsay exhibit.
ADAM SHEA, left, Riceland Foods, Stuttgart, Ark., and Matthew Flemister, Little Rock, Ark., were visiting the show Friday.
CHRIS KASTEN, from left, David Clary, and Charlie Haubold, all from Benton, Mo., were representing Teva Corp.
COTTON PICKER WORKS representatives at the show were, from left, Randy Pieroni, Billy Foster, and Wayne Johnson, all at Lake Village, Ark.
JEREMY MOORE, left, Extension agent for Quitman County, Miss., visits with Rachael and Adam Elliot, both at Batesville, Miss., at the MachineryLink, Inc., exhibit.
THOMAS MURRAY, left, Murray Farms, Russellville, Ark., and Tommy Murray, Sikeston, Mo., visit with Jim Brewer at the Ja-Mar Mfg. exhibit.
GAVILON GRAIN representatives welcoming visitors were, from left, Kiel Niederriter, Parker Phillips, and Gabriel Thibodeaux, all at Rosedale, Miss.
MARK MISKIN welcomed visitors to the Miskin Equipment booth.
AT THE PERKINS SALES exhibit were, from left, Garrett Perkins, Tyler Perkins, Cindy Perkins, all at Bernie, Mo.; Aaron Bush, Yetter Mfg., Colchester, Ill.; Mark Zieman, K&M, Louisville, Ky.; Evan Perkins, Bernie, Mo.; and Steve Cathey, FarmKing, Abilene, Kan.
DON THREET, left, Marion, Ark.; Monty Malone, Conway, Ark.; Craig Shelton, Lonoke, Ark.; Steve Lee, Jonesboro, Ark.; Steve McPeek, Clinton, Miss.; and Lucas Owen, Milan, Tenn., answered grower questions at the Bayer CropScience Exhibit.
Ethan and Donald Evink, Hospers, Iowa, were representing Certipik.
REPRESENTING MONOSEM PLANTERS at the gin show were Robert Wilson and Chad Compton, both of Kansas City, Kan.
STEVE WOODHAM, from left, Thomasville, Ga.; Steve Claussen, Willmar, Minn.; Nathan Duff, Clarksdale, Miss., all with Willmar Fabrication; and Sam Spinks, GreenPoint Ag, Oxford, Miss., greeted visitors at the Willmar exhibit.
MITCH REID, left, Jonesboro, Ark., and Katie Williams, Rayville, La., welcomed visitors to the Ag Resource Management exhibit.
MARK FORTENBERRY, Alliance Application Equipment, Medina, Tenn.
AT THE VERSATILE exhibit were Gordon Roman of Kansas City and Gary Oliver from Stuttgart, Ark.
VISITING from West, Miss., were Owen and Natalie McLellan and their children, Mary Presley and Tate. He is with Joe McLellan Lime Co.
BRENDON PLUMPTON, left, and Robert Shores, both at Olive Branch, Miss., were representing ProTank.
Kevin Foster, left, Pocahontas, Ark., welcomes Portageville, Mo., producer Drew Underwood to the AgriDry exhibit.
ARTIST FLOYD GORDON, Orangeburg, S.C., shows the newly-published coffee table book of his art to Rick Daniel, A&L Laboratories, Memphis. Gordon, who exhibits at dozens of shows and galleries each year, is a long-time exhibitor at the Mid-South show.
RUBBER TRACK SOLUTIONS’ Jerry Von
Gruenigen, New Braunfels, Texas, greeted show attendees.
JOE TANNEHILL, from left, Danette Tannehill, and Joseph Tannehill, all at Indianola, Miss., welcomed visitors to the Tannehill Industries exhibit.
AMONG THOSE VISITING the Bruce Oakley Grain exhibit were Charlie Porter, Little Rock, Ark.; Ed Sims, Kenton, Tenn.; Trey Morris, Little Rock; and Mike Wright, Searcy, Ark.
O’REILLY AUTO PARTS was represented by John Ivy, left, and Gary Carr, both at Springfield, Mo. The company has more than 4,100 stores in 39 states and adds about 200 more each year.
AMONG THOSE AT the Keeling Company booth were Jarrod Elder, Jonesboro, Ark., David Lanehart, North Little Rock, and Kyle Schuchardt of Jonesboro, Ark.
AMERICOT INC. WAS represented by Jeff Sandifer of Barwell, S.C.
GOWAN representatives included, from left, Craig Sandoski, Glenn Kernude and Keith Majure.
BILL EVERETT, Olive Branch, Miss., was representing Pickett Equipment Co.
GAYLON M. LAWRENCE, JR., and his wife, Lisa, accept a plaque honoring Gaylon M. Lawrence, Sr., with the Southern Cotton Ginners Association memorial scholarship. Tim Price, right, SCGA executive vice president, made the presentation at the organization's annual honors banquet, held in conjunction with the Mid-South Farm & Gin Show. The award is presented annually to a student majoring in ginning or an ag-related field. Gaylon Lawrence, Sr., rose from humble beginnings on a Pollard, Ark., farm to become one of the largest agricultural landowners and producers in the U.S. "He made land acquisition his trademark early in life, often buying land no one else wanted," his son says. "He had the ability to see what a piece of land could become — not what it was."
BOBBY HENARD TIRE COMPANY’S contingent of greeters included, from left, Bruce Proctor, Bobby Henard, Brinkley, Tenn.; Kevin Lowe, Trelleborg, Knoxville, Tenn.; Forrest Chandler and Arie Chandler, Bobby Henard, Indianola, Miss.; Brent Murray, Titan Tire International, Cordova, Tenn.; Bob Hunt, Bobby Henard, Brinkley, Ark.; Jeff Senff, Veyance Technologies, Charlotte, N.C.; and Greg Sumrall and Lawrence Bennett, Michelin Tire Group, Greenville, S.C.
JOSHUA OWENS, W.S. Farms, and Charles Frisbee were visiting the show from Pioneer, La.
FARM BUREAU representatives, from left, Matt Bayles, Jackson, Miss.; Britton Hatcher, Grenada, Miss.; Jeremy Wesson, Search, Ark.; Joe McKinnon, Bolivar, Tenn.; welcomed Keith Neergaard, Matco Tools, Germantown, Tenn.
TERRY MEDLEY, left, Olive Branch, Miss.; Del Massey, Paragould, Ark.; Luke Gazaway, Jonesboro, Ark.; Tim Mills, Knoxville, Tenn.; Brandon Potts, Lake Cormorant, Miss.; and Neal Reinhart, Olive Branch, Miss.; answer visitors’ questions about the new 3240 sprayer at the Case IH exhibit.
MASSEY MCPHERSON VISITED the Southern Ag Alliance exhibit.
Custom Marketing Co. was repped by Kerry Johnson of Pittsburg, Mo.
SCOTT PHILIPP, from left, Charlotte, N.C.; Doug Elrod, Des Moines, Iowa; Kevin Welch, Plano, Texas; Brian Stevens, Canton, Ohio; and Ken Klug, Des Moines, all with Nationwide Agribusiness, were among industry visitors to the show.
NED DARBONNE, left, welcomes Connie and Tony Odeneal, Briarpatch Farms, Loretto, Tenn., to the Bayer CropScience exhibit.
VISITING THE SHOW from Jay, Fla., were Mickey, Lauren, and Lisa Diamond. They are cotton and peanuts producers.
BRIAN ROCHELLE, left, and David Sullivan were warding off the chill at their outdoor exhibit with their Val6 infrared heaters.
GREETING VISITORS at the EZ Drop Polypipe exhibit were, from left, Mike Salomon, Joe Banegas, Nick Stutts, and Steve Baugher, all at Manila, Ark.
GEOSHACK representatives welcoming showgoers to their exhibit were, from left, Ron Ardoin, Lafayette, La.; Scott Beathard, Dallas, Texas; Brent Richardson, Jonesboro, Ark.; and Brandon Morrow, Monroe, La.
PAT REINHART, from left, Lisa Olson, and Pete Nalezty, all at Monticello, Ga., were representing PolyTech Industries.
WELCOMING SHOWGOERS to the Grassworks exhibit were Linda and Bobby Umberson, Stratford, Mo.
TIM THOMPSON, from left, and Alex Benge, both at Philadelphia, Pa., and Kevin Stillman, Omaha, Nebr., were among those staffing the FMC exhibit.
MIKE TURNER, National Cotton Council, West Monroe, La., passes out Council literature to Albert Markham and Greg Allen, both at Tiptonville, Tenn.
REPRESENTING the Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board were, from left, Jason Brown, Little Rock; Donald Morton, Des Arc; and Joe Thrash, Conway.
BO BOWLING, left, and Billy Herbison, both of Cleveland, Miss., greeted visitors to the DelStar exhibit.
ROBERT Walker was representing Jimmy Sanders, Cleveland, Miss.
ARKION LIFE SCIENCES representative Mike Brink-ley, left, Flora, Miss., welcomed Justin Carroll and Jon Carroll, Jimel Farms, Moro, Ark.
BUNGE’S EXHIBIT was staffed by Kenna Wansley, left, Osceola, Ark.; Mack Seaton, Memphis, Tenn.; Lisa Rhodes, West Memphis, Ark.; Kathi Jones, Memphis; and Steve Wansley, Osceola, Ark.
RANCE MORGAN, left, Leland, Miss., Alan Blaine, Southern Ag Consulting, Starkville, Miss.; Freddie Ligon, Marvell, Ark.; Chet Chaney, Little Rock, Ark.; and Lewis Buford, Conway, Ark., were discussing the 2014 growing season at the Monsanto Exhibit.
SHORT LINE MFG. representatives at their exhibit were, from left, Ralph Baskett and Bruce Baskett, both at Lake Village, Ark., and Dennis and Sammye Short, Shaw, Miss.
DELTA GROW representatives were, from left, Kevin Stump, Cabot, Ark.; Larry Crigler, Sardis, Miss.; Michelle McDaniel, Marion, Ark.; and Cecil Jones, Oak Grove, La.
THE KSI EXHIBIT was being manned by Steve Huber, Sabetha, Kan., and Kevin Lennon and Shannon Green, both at Cissna Park, Ill.
YOUNG HADLEY GRILLS wasn’t sure whether to warm to Eddie the Yeti (Evan Perkins), but some candy changed her mind — just a bit. She’s with her father, Hunter Grills, Newbern, Tenn.
BRUCE BUTROM, left, and Jeff Bain, both at Jonesboro, Ark., greeted visitors at the engines Inc. exhibit.
TAKING A RIDE between floors were Kathy Wright and Margaret Claire Glass.
T-L IRRIGATION was represented by Ryan Weber, left, Hastings, Neb., and Jon Bryan, Tupelo, Miss.
STELLA BUFORD, left, and Jane Kimmel Buford, right, were enjoying the show with their father, Lewis.
GENE PERMENTER, from left, Coreagri, Humboldt, Tenn.; Michael Brewington, Brandon Leslie, and Hunter Sheehan, all with Drexel at Memphis; and Wes Rodgers, Winfield Solutions, Friendship, Tenn., were among those at the Drexel exhibit.
PAT PATTERSON, left, and Dan Russom, were representing P&P Marketing, Lakeland, Tenn.
JIMMY MILLER, from left, Boaz, Ala.; Jerry Marsh, Cleveland, Ala.; and Mary and Woody Cheatwood, Cheatwood Farms, Anniston, Ala., were getting ready to tour the show.
MANNING THE ORTHMAN exhibit were, from left, Bill Adams, Southaven, Miss.; Jeff Bonds, Hernando, Miss.; Ben Ross, Lexington, Nebr.; Dennis Neffendorf, Fredricksburg, Texas; Mike Wiseman, Southaven; Heath Carlton, Batesville, Ark.; and Rod Haarberg, Bryan Pekarek, and Gary Mohr, all at Lexington, Nebr.
SHOW VISITORS from Forrest City, Ark., were Steve and Eva Cranford, Cranford Farms.
STEVE SKELTON, left, Ashland, Miss., producer; his wife, Leigh; and Hickory Flat, Miss., producer Matt Ormon and wife Carol were Saturday visitors at the show.
JEFF BECK, left, J&M Innovations, Edwardsville, Ill., and Wayne Daubert, Dodge City, Kan., were representing CrustBuster/SpeedKing.
JOHN NAGLE, left, Springhill, Tenn., and Pete Malatesta, Shelby, Miss., were representing Rhino Earthmaster.
WHITNEY JONES, left, and Jeff Reeves, both of Jonesboro, Ark., visit with Randy Marsh of Clarksdale, Miss., at RiceTec’s booth. Jones and Reeves work for RiceTec.
CHRIS DECLERK talked about Delta Plastic’s new Pipe Planner software that helps improve irrigation efficiency.
AMONG REPS FOR First Grain were Milo Hamilton, center, and Logan Wilson, right. Randy Marsh, left, of AgVenture stopped in for a chat.
TENHET PONGETTI, son of Allen and Jennifer Pongetti, Cleveland, Miss.
CHRIS BARTEL, from left, Will Bartel, Angie Bartel, and Ethan Bartel welcomed show visitors to the Wilger exhibit.
TENNESSEE PRODUCER Jimmy Hargett and wife Pat, Bells, Tenn., were touring the show with Amanda Bell, Case IH, Covington, Tenn.
JIM BREWER and Mary Baker, left, Ja-Mar Mfg., welcomed producers Marty and Shelby Vincent from Campbell, Mo.
Chuck, Ware, and Travis Lonon, all from Brownsville, Tenn., were checking out exhibits at the show.
KRISTY ARRINGTON, Matthews, Ga., was the happy winner of the Saturday Labrador puppy giveaway by Shur-Shot Retrievers. Making the presentation were Jimmy McMahon, left, and Tyler Patterson.
M.A. WALLACE, left, and his son, Stanley, were representing Wallace Equipment, Fairoaks, Ark.
CHAD AND ASHLEY Coleman of West Helena, Ark.
BRIAN RAWSON, national sales manager, and Henry Chapman, both of Lubbock, Texas, welcomed visitors at the Bingham Bros. exhibit.
Joe Varvil, Forrest City, Ark., was at the Bio Huma Netics exhibit.
DENNIS AND JENNIFER MARTIN, Hickory Ridge, Ark., have been bringing their daughter, Jenna, to the show since she was a one year-old in her stroller. Now, she's 17, and for the past several years has been an enthusiastic ambassador for agriculture, with extensive print, radio, and TV exposure. She currently is serving as Miss Arkansas Rice 2013-14.
JOSH JAMES and wife Mary Beth, Tallahatchie County, Miss., producers, were at the show with their children. At front are Ross, Mary Elise and Skylar; at back, Josh, Cody, and Mary Beth.
MARK CHILDRESS, left, Net Irrigate, Bloomington, Ind., explained the Wire Rat system for preventing copper theft to Casey Moore and Katie Moore, Moore Farms, Guntown, Miss.
DELTA GRAIN BAG representative Rick Harrell, center, Monette, Ark., visits with Ron Harbecke, right, Triple H Farms, Sycamore, Ill., and his son, Cal Harbecke.
AT PROTANK were Steve Don, Dayton, Ohio; Steve Nelson, Carlisle, Ark., and Scott Azbell of Wabash, Ark.
SATURDAY VISITORS at the show were, from left, Mike Myers and Steve Myers, Myers Farms, Eudora, Ark.; Ronnie Jones and Grace Jones, Jones Farms, Holly Springs, Miss.; and Eric Myers, Cleveland, Miss.
GETTING READY for a day at the show were the Rempel family from Benoit, Miss. — from left, Silas, Abe, Theo, and Inez.
VALLEY VIEW’S Harry Owens, Indianapolis, Ind., visits with producer Mathew Decuir, Cottonport, La.
TAKING A PRETEND trial spin at the CASE IH exhibit were Rylan and Pace Jones.
Jim McCarley and Steve Lynch, both of Lubbock, Texas, and Randy Harrison of Climax, Ga., were checking out the exhibits.
KELLEY MANUFACTURING HOSTS included Tony Jackson, Carroll Mixon, Keith Woods and Matt Rewis.
SNOOPY, the Peanuts cartoon dog greeted visitors to the Metlife Ag booth, along with Frank Melton, Cleveland, Miss., and Jack Davis, Paragould, Ark.
JASON PARKS, Mer Rouge, La., and Corbett Falgout, Clearmont, Fla., welcomes visitors at Senninger Irrigation.
NICHINO AMERICAS Byrne Carpenter and Riley Stewart greeted gin show attendees.
SOPHIE, JANET AND Hunter Benton were show visitors from Rayville, La.
AT THE UNITED Sorghum Checkoff.com booth were Stewart Weaver, Edmondson, Ark., and Luke Sayes of Larto, Lousisiana.
Ralph Maridina, Montreal, Canada; Bobby Hadskey, Memphis; Bernie Adam, Winnipeg, Canada; and Glynn Hadskey, Memphis, were at the Short Line Mfg. exhibit.
Kaelin Hanks, Munford, Tenn., and Neil McLaurin and Justin Christian, both from Ripley, Tenn., were among those at the Jimmy Sanders exhibit.
AT THE SUKUP Manufacturing booth, producer Bear Craft of Weiner, Ark., visited with Chris Morgan.
OLD FRIENDS attending the show were Russell Gilmore, Evalyn Gilmore, and Charles Davis, all from Braggadocio, Mo.
Pat Meenen, Hiawatha, Kan., and Devin Owens, Caldwell, Ark., greeted visitors at the Bestway exhibit.
NATHAN WILMORE AND Jason McGarrh were greeting visitors at the Monty’s Plant Food booth.
BRUCE ASCHWEGE, Springfield, Mo., was at the Hood and Company exhibit.
ARKANSANS AT THE gin show included Marco Orazco and Wes McBroome of Bono, along with John French, Jonesboro.
D&S GIN SUPPLY exhibit’s greeters included, from left, Shannon Rouse, Chris Cole, and Ron Harris, Dixieland Gin Repair, Paragould, Ark.; Larry Dickey, D&S, Memphis; and Cody Mires, Dixieland, Paragould.
ANXIOUS TO START their day at the show were, from left, Myles Tatum, Payton Tatum, Deidre Booker, William Booker, Mary Martin Booker, and Robert Booker, all from Birmingham, Ala.
Delta Farm Press editors were busy during the 2014 Mid-South Farm & Gin Show, recording the faces of hundreds of attendees. Check out this gallery and see how many you recognize.
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