To list your organization’s special event in the Delta Farm Press Calendar of Events, e-mail details, including contact person, phone number, etc., to: Ed Phillips, firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 26: Memphis Ag Club Meeting & Lunch, Agricenter International C Wing, Memphis, Tenn. Noon. Speaker will be Rick Nelson with Farm Credit Services of Mid-America, speaking on “Financing Grower Operating Needs in Low Commodity Price Times.” The cost to attend is $10 for the lunch. For more information, contact Hillary Spain at email@example.com.
June 4: Natural Resource Enterprises Business Workshop, Catfish Point Hunting Club, Greenville, Miss. For landowners and hunting clubs who want to earn extra income while improving land management for wildlife. Attendees will learn about marketing, ways to reduce liability, recreational enterprise potential, available cost-share programs, management for waterfowl and other natural resources, and nuisance wildlife, such as wild hogs. Registration is $25 per person or $30 per couple, which includes lunch and reference materials. For more information about the workshop or to register online, visit http://www.wildlifeworkshop.msstate.edu.
June 9: Ag Pesticide Workshop, LSU AgCenter Macon Ridge Research Station, Winnsboro, La. For farmers and consultants to learn how to reduce off-target pesticide drift and to use new technologies. The program will start with registration at 7:30 a.m., with presentations from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Topics to be covered by LSU AgCenter experts include a history of herbicide technology, herbicide symptomology on different crops, herbicide resistance, tank cleaning, weather effects on pesticide applications, field demonstrations, drone technology, reading herbicide labels and pesticide recertification. A lunch will be served. Companies sponsoring the event include BASF, Dow and Monsanto, which are working with the LSU AgCenter and the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry to organize the presentations.
June 30: Hay and Forage Field Day, MSU Coastal Plain Branch Experiment Station, Newton, Miss. Producers can learn about production and management methods for hay and other forage crops. Experts with the Mississippi State University Extension Service and Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station will lead participants on a tour of the experiment station. Topics will include pasture weed control, sprayer calibration, current forage research, and hay production and management. The tour begins at 5 p.m. and concludes with a meal at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free, but preregistration is required by June 19. The station is located at 51 Coastal Plain Road in Newton. For more information or to sign up for the field day, contact Jenna Mosley at (601) 683-2084 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
July 23: Progeny Ag Field Day, Progeny Research Farm, Wynne, Ark. Registration begins at 8 a.m. First field tour of Progeny soybean and corn plots at 9 a.m. Equipment demonstrations, agricultural vendors. Lunch provided at noon. The Progeny Research Farm is 1.5 miles west of Wynne, Ark., on Highway 64 (on the left).