Sept. 26:  Memphis Ag Club Meeting & Lunch, Agricenter International C Wing, Memphis, Tenn. Noon. The speaker will be Vivian Ekstrom with the Memphis-Shelby County Office of Sustainability. The cost to attend is $10 for the lunch. For more information, contact Hillary Spain at

Sept. 27-29: 2016 Women in Agribusiness Summit, Hyatt Chicago, Chicago, Ill. Speakers will cover topics including the Food Safety Modernization Act, risk management and the latest actionable information about global trade agreements. Keynote speaker Grace Killelea will share impactful advancement strategies gleaned from the hundreds of CEOs and executives that she has coached with her trademark humor. this year’s summit will feature a tour of Chicago-area agribusiness destinations: the Chicago Board of Trade and the Tyson Discovery Center – Downer’s Grove. For more information about the 2016 Women in Agribusiness Summit, please visit or contact Joy O’Shaughnessy

Oct. 6: Landscape Horticulture Industry Field Day, Hammond Research Station, Hammond, La. The field day will begin with registration at 8 a.m. Walking tours of landscape research projects and demonstration plots along with indoor and outdoor lectures on a number of horticulture topics are scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 2 p.m. Topics for the field day will include an overview of ornamental plant variety evaluations, including annual bedding plants, herbaceous perennials, roses, new crape myrtles and new shrubs; updates on current disease, insect and weed issues; and a field tour featuring new research focusing on native prairies and ornamental meadows. The annual Southeast Louisiana Nursery Association trade show will be held concurrently with the field day. Wholesale nursery exhibitors from the Northshore will display available products from 8 to 9 a.m. and from noon to 3 p.m. Louisiana licensed landscape architects attending the event will receive Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry continuing education credits. Refreshments will be available throughout the day and a barbeque lunch will be served at noon. Attendees will receive a booklet summarizing current activities and research. No registration fee or RVSP is required to attend the field day, which is intended exclusively for professional horticulture industry personnel. The station is located approximately 6 miles east of Hammond at 21549 Old Covington Highway (La. 1067). For more information about the field day, contact Owings at (985) 543-4125 or email

Oct. 11: 2016 Tennessee Agriculture Leadership Forum, Embassy Suites, 1200 Conference Center Blvd., Murfreesboro, Tenn. Keynote address by Dr. Jay Lehr, senior director, The Heartland Institute. Washington update by Brian Cavey, senior vice president government affairs, CoBank. Rural Development Task Force, Commissioner Jai Templeton, Tennessee Department of Agriculture. Creating Opportunities for Success, Sarah Bellos, founder and CEO, Stony Creek Colors. Lunch provided. Farm Credit Mid-America, Tennessee Department of Agriculture, and CoBankRSVP at For more information, email

Oct. 14-15: Fall Flower and Garden Fest, Truck Crops Experiment Station, Crystal Springs, Miss. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, go to (new website). Facebook:

Oct. 20: LSU AgCenter’s Fourth Annual Dean Lee Research Station Beef Cattle & Forage Field Day, Alexandria, La.  Cattle and forage producers, industry representatives, and anyone interested in livestock production are invited to attend. Registration begins at 2:30 p.m. at the State Emergency Shelter off Hwy 71 South. There will be a short field tour as well an indoor program and the field day will conclude with a sponsored meal. Louisiana Master Farmer Program Phase 2 and CEU credits will be given, in addition to Certified Crop Advisor CEUs for attending. For more information, contact Glen Gentry at (225) 683-5848 or

Oct. 27: Acadiana Cattle Producers Field Day, Cecil McCrory Exhibit Building at 1105 West Port St., Abbeville, La. The event, which includes a meal, will be from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the. Registration starts at 4:30 p.m. The program will include demonstrations on weed control and low-stress cattle handling techniques, along with talks on sudden cattle deaths, ryegrass planting, mineral supplementation strategies, and updates on the Louisiana Master Farmer and Louisiana Master Cattle programs. The event is sponsored by the LSU AgCenter, Louisiana Forage and Grassland Council and the Louisiana Cattlemen’s Association.

Nov. 1-2: Louisiana Ag Industries Association Annual Convention, Wyndham Gardens Hotel, Lafayette, La. Representatives from the seed, chemical, fertilizer, grain, and feed industries will hear presentations on grain and feed markets, industry updates, as well as other timely, market-driven information that affects Louisiana industries, processors, and producers. The format will include two half-day business sessions, beginning at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 1, followed by a luncheon, skeet shoot and a golf tournament for those wanting to participate. The meeting will conclude at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 2. Registration will be $125 for current members and $175 for non-members. All agricultural industry, university, state and federal agency, and crop consultants are encouraged and invited to attend. Contact Donna Morgan at or (318) 613-9278 for more information.

Nov. 9: Fayette County Extension Office Quarterly Beef and Row Crop Marketing Meeting, Fayette County Extension Office, 302 B. Midland St., Somerville, Tenn. Starts at 7 a.m. Dr. Andrew Griffith and Dr. Aaron Smith will present the market outlook on beef and row crops. The meeting will be via Zoom and should last about an hour in length. For more information, contact Jeff Via at (901) 465-5233 or

Nov. 11-12: Mississippi Environmental Education Alliance, Warren-Tully YMCA Camp, Port Gibson, Miss. Registration 11 a.m., Friday; 8 a.m., Saturday. Through Environmental Education (EE) children and adults learn to discover and investigate nature and the environment and to make intelligent, informed decisions about valuing and caring for the land, water, air and their inhabitants. Explore a path to develop a comprehensive environmental education plan for Mississippi, engaging outdoor activities, developing a super nature trail, networking, and more. The conference is funded by a Nonpoint Source grant from EPA to the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality under the Clean Water Act. Register by Oct. 28. Registration questions? Contact Peggy at (228) 324-3136 or Other questions? Contact Harold Anderson at (601) 613-5567 or

Nov. 19: Cotton Museum’s 10th Annual Harvest Party, The Warehouse (36 GE Patterson Ave), Memphis, Tenn. 7 p.m. to midnight. The Harvest Party is the Cotton Museum’s biggest fundraiser of the year. Guests will enjoy live music from the Earnestine & Hazel’s House Band, dancing, classic Memphis food, a silent auction and an open bar. For more information:

Dec. 3-5: Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation Annual Meeting, Hilton Jackson, Jackson, Miss. For more information, contact Dedra Luke at (601) 977-4169 or

Dec. 7-9: USA Rice Outlook Conference and Trade Show, Memphis Cook Convention Center, Memphis, Tenn. The conference brings together rice farmers, millers, merchants, and representatives of allied businesses from all rice-producing states and beyond. The conference features a trade show devoted to rice-related farm equipment, technology, products, and services. The 2016 USA Rice Outlook Conference program will fill two full days and will include economic and political outlooks, as well as the global rice outlook, and former NASA astronaut and current Columbia University professor Michael Massino as the keynote speaker. Also on tap, state-by-state production and research reports, a conservation mini-conference, and more. For more information, contact Jeanette Davis at or (703) 236-1447.


Dec. 15-16: Ag Council of Arkansas Annual Meeting, Capital Hotel, Downtown Little Rock, Ark. The Ag Council Board of Directors Business Session will take place Thursday from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. A Welcome Reception will follow the business session from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. On Friday, the General Session will run from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. The Welcome Reception and General Session will be open to both Ag Council members and invited guests. The General Session will feature a lineup of guest speakers who will talk about multiple issues including commodity markets, ag economy, precision ag technology, weather forecasts, the farm bill, and more. Ag Council members wishing to attend should RSVP by emailing or by calling (501) 376-0455. More information is available at



Jan. 25: Arkansas Soil & Water Education Conference & Expo 2017, Arkansas State University Convocation Center, Jonesboro, Ark. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Will address the latest issues and trends in soil and water conservation. Will include a vendor trade show – the ASWEC Expo. The conference cost is $20 per person, which includes lunch. To register online visit and click on Arkansas Soil & Water Education Conference and Expo 2017. The deadline to register is Jan. 9. Walk-ins are welcome at the cost of $40 per person. Soil & Water continuing education units for certified crop advisors will be awarded. For more information, contact Chris Jones at (870) 972-2043 or

Jan. 25: The Arkansas Seed Growers Association Annual Meeting, University of Arkansas Rice Branch Experiment Station, Stuttgart, Ark. This will be the 100th anniversary for the ASGA. Registration is from 8 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. Lunch will be served by Cater Rita’s from Stuttgart.

Jan. 26: Mississippi Rice Council Annual Membership Meeting, Bolivar County Extension Office, 406 North Martin Luther King Blvd, Cleveland, Miss. For more information contact Tina Manning at (662) 686-3356 or

Jan. 27: Arkansas Rice Council and Arkansas Rice Farmers Annual Joint Membership Meeting, Grand Prairie Center, Stuttgart, Ark., opens with a trade show followed by the program. For more information contact Lauren Waldrip at (501) 375-1100 or

Feb. 7: Louisiana Rice Council and Louisiana Rice Growers Association Annual Joint Membership Meeting, Grande Marais Center, 919 North Lake Arthur Ave., Jennings, La. Opens with a trade show and reception at 4 p.m. followed by the program at 5:45 p.m. For more information, contact Randy Jemison at (337) 738-7009 or

Feb. 8: Northeast Louisiana Rice Growers Association Rice Forum, Rayville Civic Center, Rayville, La. 9 a.m. For more information, contact Keith Collins,