The United Soybean Board has signed on as a sponsor with Cotton Incorporated and the US Rice Producers Association for the annual Conservation Systems Cotton & Rice Conference, Southern Corn & Soybean Conference, and the Southern Precision Ag Conference.

The event is scheduled for Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 at Harrah’s Convention Center, Tunica, Miss. It will be the 15th year of the conference, produced by MidAmerica Farm Publications.

“Cotton Incorporated, the US Rice Producers Association, and MidAmerica Farm Publications are looking forward to working with the United Soybean Board during the 2012 conferences,” says John LaRose, chairman of the conference steering committee. “We are honored that the United Soybean Board has joined our efforts to promote agriculture in the South.

One objective of the United Soybean Board, which is funded by the soybean checkoff program, is to promote U.S. sustainable soybean production through responsible stewardship while promoting global market needs.

“Cotton, rice, corn and soybean production systems will be the topics for the conference,” says LaRose. “Currently we have 105 speakers lined up. During any given hour, there will be over 18 unique breakout sessions from which to choose.”

The University of Arkansas, Mississippi State University, University of Missouri, University of Tennessee, LSU Ag Center, Auburn University and Texas A&M are academic co-sponsors.

Technical co-sponsors are USDA-NRCS, Washington; USDA-ARS Centers located in southern states; National Soil Dynamics Laboratory, Mid-South Area, National Sedimentation Laboratory, Oxford Miss.; and Jamie Whitten Delta States Research Center, Stoneville Miss.

For full details and registration, visit www.mafg.