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, email@example.com.
July 10: LSU AgCenter Northeast Region Rolling Crops Field Tour, Macon Ridge Research Station, Winnsboro, La. The tour will begin and end at the Macon Ridge Research Station. Registration starts at 11 a.m., and transport vans will depart the station at 11:30 a.m. The tour will travel to variety demonstration plots in West Carroll, Richland and Franklin parishes, highlighting soybean, cotton and corn production and pest management. The tour will conclude with crop updates, an NRCS soils trailer demonstration, a sponsored dinner and door prize drawings. Contact Tara Smith, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Donnie Miller, email@example.com, for additional details.
July 10: Terral Seed Field Day, Terral Seed Research Station, Greenville, Miss. Registration begins at 3:30 p.m. Other activities will include a social hour and banquet at Harlow’s Casino. For more details, contact Suzanne Sitton at (318) 231-8804 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
July 15: Dulaney Seed Summer Profit Workshop, Dulaney Seed, Clarksdale, Miss. Registration begins at 3:30 p.m. Focused on the cutting-edge agronomic practices and management techniques that maximize both yields and profitability. Group Dinner afterwards.
July 16: LSU AgCenter Sugarcane Field Day at the Sugar Research Station, St. Gabriel, La.
July 17: LSU AgCenter Dean Lee Research and Extension Center Field Day, Alexandria, La.
July 18-19: 25th Annual Northeast Arkansas Farm Toy Show, Hilton Garden Inn (new location), 2840 Caraway Road, Jonesboro, Ark. July 18, 6 - 9 p.m., and July 19, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. For more information call Roger Gloe at (806) 679-3455.
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 email@example.com or call (800) 558-3431. To make a room reservation, call (800) 320-8115, or go to www.sandestin.com/2376A4.aspx, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Register for the Pigposium at: http://www.bayerrespecttherotation.com/.
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: milan.tennessee.edu 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 AgMarketNetwork.com. Listeners can e-mail questions to the panel at email@example.com. A recording of the event will be available around noon at AgMarketNetwork.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: www.maicms.org.
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 www.mocorn.org/golf or contact Matt Amick at (800) 827-4181 or email@example.com.
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 www.midsouthforestry.org or (662) 325-2191.
Oct. 9: LSU AgCenter Landscape Horticulture Field Day at the Hammond Research Station, Hammond, La.