Aug. 4-5: “Storing for Quality” Seed Technology Short Course, Bost Extension Center, Mississippi State University. Short course primarily for seed industry professionals, but information also will be useful for those who want to improve their commodity storage practices. University experts will address seed storage topics such as moisture, drying, aeration, harvest practices, post-harvest management, and maintaining quality in storage. Continuing education units and in-service credit will be available. Space is limited to 100 attendees. A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hilton Garden Inn. The $40 registration fee includes breakfast, lunch, break,s and a dinner social. To register, visit http://techoutreach.msucares.com/seedtech. For more information, contact Rhonda Kinard at 662-325-3103 or e-mail rwkinard@ext.msstate.edu, or Kathy Johnson at 662-325-2701 or e-mail kjohnson@pss.msstate.edu.

Aug. 5: 2015 Crop Research Field Day, University of Arkansas, Division of Agriculture, Lon Mann Cotton Research Station, 3 miles south of Marianna, Ark. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. in the Atrium of the Dan Felton Jr. Building and research plot tours run from 8:50 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Aug. 6: Soil Moisture Sensor Field Day, Coahoma County Extension Building in Clarksdale, Miss., at 503 East Second Street. Begins at 1:30 p.m. Jason Krutz, irrigation specialist with Mississippi State University, said farmers can learn about the advantages of using soil moisture sensors to determine when to irrigate. Participants can see the devices in action. Product demonstrations by manufacturers and distributors will showcase types of sensors, features and costs. Attendees who need more information, as well as manufacturers and distributors who would like to participate in sensor demonstrations, can contact Krutz at (662) 588-8974. The field day is sponsored by the MSU Extension Service and Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station.

Aug. 7: Arkansas AgExpo (Rice Field Day), University of Arkansas Rice Research and Extension Center,
2900 Hwy. 130 East, Stuttgart, Ark. 
Contact: Chuck Wilson at (870) 673-2661 or cwilson@uaex.edu.

Aug. 13: Enlist (2,4-D) Field Day, Northeast Research and Extension Center in Keiser, Ark. The field day is open to the public with registration from 8:30-9 a.m. Tour will begin at 9:15 a.m. and include stops (1) showcasing weed control recommendations in Enlist crops, (2) tolerance of Enlist crops to various herbicides, (3) demonstration of proper application requirements for Enlist Duo, (4) tank clean out recommendations, (5) discussion of off-target movement and current restrictions for Enlist Duo, and (6) demonstration of importance of proper application timing. Enlist cotton will be commercially available in 2016, and it is likely the technology will also be available in soybeans. The tour will be followed by barbecue for lunch. Door prizes will be given away during lunch.

Aug. 18: Rice Tec Arkansas Field Day, 15329 Hwy. 1, Harrisburg, Ark. Contact: Brian Ottis at (573) 391-0366 or bottis@ricetec.com.

Aug. 20: Arkansas Horizon Ag Field Day, Mark Wimpy Farms, 2027 CR441, Jonesboro, Ark. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and tour begins at 9:30 a.m. Contact: Tim Walker, twalker@horizonseed.com.

Aug. 24: Memphis Ag Club Meeting & Lunch, Agricenter International C Wing, Memphis, Tenn. Noon. Speaker will be Tyson Raper, UT Extension cotton & small grains specialist. His topic will be the “Future of Cotton in the Mid-South.” The cost to attend is $10 for the lunch. For more information, contact Hillary Spain at hillary@progenyag.com.

Sept. 2: Missouri Rice Field Day, Jake Fisher Delta Research Center, Portageville, Mo. Contact: Tina Clark at (573) 379-5431 or clarktr@missouri.edu.

Sept. 18: Delta Rice Testing Luncheon, Walter Sillers Coliseum, Delta State University, Cleveland, Miss. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sponsored by Delta Rice Promotions. Enjoy dishes showcasing the versatility of U.S. rice.  Tickets are $5 and can be purchased from the Bolivar County Extension Service by calling (662) 843-8371. Tickets also available at the door.

Oct. 16-17: Fall Flower & Garden Fest, Truck Crops Experiment Station, Crystal Springs, Miss. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. More information: http://msucares.com/fallfest. Free and open to the public.