Important meetings, trade shows, field days and conferences for those involved in Mid-South agriculture. 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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 28-30: The Rice Market & Technology Convention, Hilton Downtown, Miami, Fla. Highly regarded and decorated speakers. For more details and to register, go to www.RiceMTConvention.com.
May 28: Memphis Ag Club Meeting & Lunchat the Agricenter International C Wing, Memphis, Tenn. at noon. May’s speaker will be Tonia Anderson, the West Tennessee Gleaning Coordinator for the Society of St. Andrew. Anderson will be speaking about the national and local efforts of The Society of St. Andrew to rescue edible yet unmarketable produce in farmers’ fields and at farmers’ markets and to deliver the food to agencies helping those in need. The cost to attend is only $10 for the lunch. For more information, contact Hillary Spain at Hillary@progenyag.com.
May 31: USDA-LSU AgCenter Sugarcane Field Day, USDA Ardoyne Farm, Houma, La.
June 14-15: Missouri Bootheel Farm Toy Show, University of Missouri Rone Hall near Portageville, Mo. Friday, 6 - 8:30 p.m. and Saturday, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Call (573) 724-0056 for more information.
June 19: Annual Southeast Missouri Corn Growers Golf Tournament at Hidden Trails Country Club in Dexter, 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 or contact Matt Amick at (800) 827-4181 or email@example.com.
July 24-25: Arkansas Cover Crops Conference, Hilton Garden Inn, Jonesboro, Ark. The conference will begin Wednesday, July 24, at 8:30 a.m. Speakers will address irrigation in cover crops, pest management in cover crops, crop rotations, economics, presentations from producers using cover crops, choosing a cover crop and management considerations. For more information, visit www.aracd.org.
Dec. 13-14: SEMO Farm Toy Show, America's Best Inn & Suites, Sikeston, Mo. Friday, 6 - 8:30 p.m. and Saturday, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Call (573) 359-4409 for more information.
Jan. 29, 2014: Annual Meeting of the Arkansas Seed Growers Association at the University of Arkansas Rice Branch Experiment Station in Stuttgart, Ark. Registration will start at 8 a.m. with the program starting at 8:50 a.m. Mark your calendar for this important date to receive a lot of very good information. For further details, contact Scooter Hodges at (800) 264-4433 or (870) 674-4100 or Melanie Patton at (870) 829-3461.