Farmers attending this year's Mid-South Farm & Gin Show will not only be able to check out more than 400 exhibits of the latest equipment, products, and services, they'll also be offered several educational sessions with information critical to this year's decision-making, and they'll have the opportunity to interact with other farmers and their families.

“It's a three-way package — two days packed with opportunities for face-to-face discussions with key agribusiness leaders, marketing experts, researchers, and others who can provide insight into what's shaping up in agriculture this year,” says Tim Price, executive vice president of the Southern Cotton Ginners Association, which sponsors the show to be held Feb. 27-28 at the Memphis Cook Convention Center.

And, he adds, a weekend in Memphis also offers time for family fun, good food, and things to do.

This is the 57th year for the show, co-sponsored by Delta Farm Press.

“We have more new exhibits than ever before,” Price says, “with many new technologies, products, and services that can be seen in the Mid-South only at this show. There'll be literally hundreds of experts from industry, Extension, research, and other fields who will be available to talk with farmers.

“This has been one of the most difficult years ever for farmer decision-making, and we'll have a broad array of educational sessions to update growers on the market outlook for Mid-South crops, including the extremely popular marketing seminar by Richard Brock.

“We'll have an added level of educational exhibits this year to provide the latest information on biofuels research, health care, skin screening, and other areas of importance to farmers and their families.”

Also, Price notes, the show is always a gathering place for farm families to meet old friends, make new acquaintances, and participate in farmer-to-farmer dialogue.

Complete information about the show, a listing of exhibitors, speaker lineups, and other details can be found in the Official Program that is packaged with this issue of Delta Farm Press.