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July 22-23: Brock Associates Decisions 2014, Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, Destin, Fla. Speakers will discuss weather and climate change, future and options strategies, land values and rents, commodity outlooks, maintaining commodity value through the distribution chain, seizing opportunities and cash marketing. The seminar begins at 8 a.m., Tuesday, July 22, and concludes at noon, July 23. Social events include a four-hour fishing excursion, barbeque dinner and a dolphin watch in the Gulf and Choctawahatchee Bay. Full registration is $195. To register, email Brock Associates at or call (800) 558-3431. To make a room reservation, call (800) 320-8115, or go to, to insure you receive the special rate.

July 23: Respect the Rotation Pigposium Field Day, University of Arkansas Northeast Research and Extension Center, Keiser, Ark. The event, co-sponsored by the UA and Bayer CropScience, will begin at 8:30 a.m. and will focus on weed control. Speakers will include the following weed specialists: Aaron Hager on multiple-herbicide weed resistance and using effective modes of action; Bob Scott on residual herbicide programs in Balance GT soybeans; Jason Norsworthy on herbicide programs for use in soybean systems utilizing future technologies; Tom Barber on herbicide control programs in GlyTol LibertyLink (GL, GLB2 and GTL) cotton; Larry Steckel on herbicide programs in corn with an emphasis on resistance management. Consultant Chuck Farr and producer Stephen Wyatt will discuss best management practices for high-yield soybean production and managing resistant weeds. The field day will wrap up with lunch. For questions e-mail Register for the Pigposium at:

July 24: Milan No-Till Field Day, UT AgResearch and Education Center, Milan, Tenn. Registration is free and begins at 6 a.m. CDT, with the first tours leaving at 7 a.m. Sixteen tours are on the agenda. Tours will include row crop sustainability, beef cattle production, natural resources management, unmanned aerial systems, the compatibility of honeybees and agriculture, cover crops, soil management and no-till production of corn, cotton and soybeans. Visitors can see crop variety demonstrations, learn how to plan for the future of the family farm, and even help the community by taking a few minutes to assemble meals for local food banks at the “Farmers vs. Hunger” tour. Most tours take approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes to complete. The last tours depart the assembly area at 1 p.m. Visitors can also enjoy a large trade show or a walk through the West Tennessee Agricultural Museum, which features an extensive collection of agricultural artifacts. Pesticide certification points and continuing education units for Certified Crop Advisors will be available. For more information, including directions to the field day site, visit the website: or call (731) 686-7362. You can also check out the Milan No-Till page on Facebook for the latest updates.

July 24: Progeny Field Day, Progeny Research Farm, 1.5 miles west of Wynne, Ark., on Hwy. 64. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Includes Soybean Forum, Corn Forum, Crop Tours and lunch. All day events: equipment demonstrations, agricultural vendors, polar roller, skeet shooting and prizes/giveaways. For more information, contact your local Progeny sales representative or call Melissa Lace at (888) 535-7333.

July 25: Cotton Roundtable, New York City. Panelists include: O.A. Cleveland, professor emeritus, Mississippi State University; Carl Anderson, Extension specialist emeritus, Texas A&M University; Jarral Neeper, president of Calcot; Pat McClatchy, Ag Market Network; and special guest speaker, Ed Jernigan, president and CEO, Jernigan Global Commodities. The conference will be aired live over radio station KFLP 900 AM, from Floydada, Texas, and KZIP from 1310 AM, Amarillo, Texas, or you may listen live on the Internet at Listeners can e-mail questions to the panel at A recording of the event will be available around noon at

July 28: Memphis Ag Club Meeting & Lunch at the Agricenter International C Wing, Memphis, Tenn. Noon. The July speaker will be Jim Belles with the National Weather Service. He will speak on weather patterns and the difference between El Niño and La Niña. The cost to attend is $10 for the lunch. For more information, contact Hillary Spain at

July 29-Aug. 2: 2014 Mississippi Agricultural Industry Council and Mississippi Seedsmen’s Assn. Convention, Perdido Beach Resort, Orange Beach, Al. Registration information can be found on the MAIC website:

Aug. 1: Arkansas Rice Expo, Grand Prairie Center, Stuttgart, Ark. The expo, hosted by the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, attracts about 1,000 participants from 8 a.m. through lunch. The expo will feature a farmers’ market for vendors to sell their locally grown produce to those attending. Space remains available for growers to register and market their products. Table centerpiece arrangers will compete for prizes by using their creativity to make arrangements using rice in the design for placement on the luncheon tables. Master Gardeners, garden club members and others who wish to enter should register in advance and have their arrangements in place by 9 a.m. Competition is limited to the first 60 arrangements that are entered. To register for the farmers’ market or the centerpiece arrangements, contact Richard Klerk, Cross County Extension agent, at or Lee Anderson, Jefferson County Extension agent, at Registration forms for either activity are available at

Aug. 7: LSU AgCenter Sweet Potato Field Day at the Sweet Potato Research Station, Chase, La.

Aug. 18: Annual Southeast Missouri Corn Growers Golf Tournament at Fox Haven Country Club in Sikeston, Mo. Registration begins at 8 a.m. with a 9 a.m. shotgun start. The cost is $75/person or $300/team and includes green fees, golf cart, lunch, giveaways and a one-year Missouri Corn Growers Association membership. For more information or to sign-up, visit or contact Matt Amick at (800) 827-4181 or

Aug. 21: Missouri Rice Research Farm Field Day, near Glennonville, Mo. Contact: Donn Beighley,

Sept. 19: 24th Annual Rice Tasting Luncheon, Delta State University’s Walter Sillers Coliseum, Cleveland, Miss. 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. About 1,000 people from Mississippi and other states attend the annual event, which this year will feature more than 300 rice dishes. The food is prepared by local rice-growing families and Delta restaurants. Informative exhibits are also part of the Rice Tasting Luncheon. Most recipes served at the luncheon can be found in the rice cookbook Between the Levees, which will be on sale at the luncheon for $10. Delta Rice Promotions, Inc., a group of individuals representing farmers, agri-businesses, farm organizations and government agencies, is the host of the 24th Annual Rice Tasting Luncheon. Delta Rice Promotions’ mission is the promotion of the Mississippi-produced rice. Its activities have included 23 National Rice Month luncheons, the awarding winning cookbook Between the Levees, grocery store promotions, educational programs, speaking to various groups about Mississippi RICE, and the Mississippi Rice Cook-Off. For more information about the Rice Tasting Luncheon, call (662) 843-8371.

Sept. 19-20: Mid-South Forestry Equipment Show, John W. Starr Memorial Forest, Hwy. 25 South, Starkville, Miss. The longest-running, live, in-the-woods forestry equipment demonstration in the nation. Exhibitors representing hundreds of product brands, supplies, and services. Many special offerings planned, some of which will benefit Log-A-Load for Kids charity. Expansive continuing eduction schedule, skidder/loader contests, a children's area, chainsaw carver, vintage chainsaws, and other attractions. More information at or (662) 325-2191.

Oct. 2: University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Aquaculture Field Day, UAPB Aquaculture Research Station off Oliver Road in Pine Bluff, Ark. Registration, a trap shoot and tours will all begin at 8:30 a.m. The tractor and walking tours will feature the following topics: Hydrogen sulfide: rehab or detox your pond? Fathead minnows in split ponds? Crappie hybrids and triploids. Split pond engineering fundamentals. Treating diseases in split ponds and intensive systems. Tacking winter fish losses. Catfish and baitfish: what will consumers pay? Growing largemouth bass indoors. Veggie diets for bass-largemouth bass and hybrid striped bass: how far can we go? The Catfish Farmers of Arkansas board meeting and the Arkansas Catfish Promotion board meeting will be held in the afternoon. For more details, contact Casandra Byrd at (870) 575-8123 or

Oct. 9: LSU AgCenter Landscape Horticulture Field Day at the Hammond Research Station, Hammond, La.