May 19: Ag Council of Arkansas Spring Meeting, Brinkley, Ark. The Agricultural Council of Arkansas will hold its Spring Board of Directors Meeting at the Brinkley Convention Center from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. The meeting is open to Ag Council members and invited guests. The meeting offers Ag Council members the opportunity to network, get the latest information about Ag Council activities, and gather information important to Arkansas farming operations. Presentations include updates on public policy matters from Washington, D.C., and Little Rock, a summary of the 90th General Assembly, an overview of commodity markets, and the latest with the State Water Plan. Guest speakers include newly appointed Arkansas Agriculture Secretary Wes Ward and National Cotton Council CEO Gary Adams. Additional guest speakers will make presentations. Lunch will be provided for attendees. Ag Council members wishing to attend should RSVP by e-mailing or by calling (501) 376-0455. More information available:

May 19: Winter Canola and Biodiesel Field Day, Tennessee State University Agricultural Research and Education Center, 3101 River Road, Ashland City, Tenn. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lunch will be provided. The meeting will cover: Winter canola tour (40 varieties, 3 planting dates); Introduction to Biodiesel Production;
Feedstocks for Biodiesel Production;
Biodiesel Production Demonstration;
Economics of Small-scale Biodiesel Production; and
Federal Assistance programs for Biodiesel Production. To register, contact Jason de Koff at or (615) 963-4929.