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Farmers are facing many issues as they go into the 2014 crop year. The new farm bill will entail many changes, and there are the usual challenges related to production and marketing. The show brings together experts in all these areas to provide farmers crucial information on these important topics.”
Farm and Gin Show app
Farm and Gin Show App: To make it easier to get around the show, to quickly locate exhibits, see maps of exhibit areas, and a host of other useful information, attendees can download the Farm and Gin Show Show app.
“This mobile application features enhanced information about the show, including show schedules and updates, speaker biographies, and information about Memphis points of interest, all designed to enhance the attendee experience,” Price says.
The app can be downloaded from the Apple Store or the Android Store, or the QR code can be scanned at various locations in the show.
Prior to the show, Thursday, Feb. 27, the SCGA will hold its annual meeting and honors banquet, recognizing Ginner of the Year Richard Kelley, Burlison Gin, Burlison, Tenn.
Also at the banquet, the SCGA Memorial Scholarship will be awarded in honor of the late Gaylon Lawrence Sr., Arkansas farmer/ginner/entrepreneur, and the A. L. Vandergriff Award, honoring industry pioneers, will be presented to Memphis cotton merchant Billy Dunavant.
At the annual meeting, to be held at 1:30 p.m. in the Venetian Room of the Peabody Hotel, speakers will include Dwayne Alford, president of the National Cotton Ginners Association; Dr. Gary Adams, National Cotton Council vice president of economics and policy analysis, who will discuss the new farm bill and factors impacting cotton acreage in the Mid-South; Dr. Ed Barnes, senior director of agricultural and environmental research at Cotton Incorporated, who will discuss precision farming, the importance of cotton varietal issues, and production efficiency; and Dr. Tommy Valco, USDA/ARS, Stoneville, Miss., who will discuss gin research, value and efficiency essentials.
Anyone interested in these topics is welcome to attend the meeting.