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U of A specialists to present at 18th annual MidAmerica Farmer Grower conferences
Author: Arkansas Row Crops

On January 14-16, 2015, the Crowne Plaza, Baton Rouge, LA will be the center of ag production information and innovation. Featuring over 100 researchers and producers as guest speakers, the conferences are the coordinated effort of seven mid-south universities and sponsored by Cotton Incorporated, the US Rice Producers Association, the United Soybean Board and MidAmerica Farm Publications.

A highlight of the event will be the 35 mid-south producers from six states, 50 researchers from seven southern universities, and eight certified crop consultants from three states who will present their first hand experiences using the latest research and production methods. Six VIP’s of the rice, cotton, corn and soybean industry will round out the program.

For a complete listing of the speakers and their presentations, visit A few exciting speakers and topics are listed below.

Cotton Economist, O.A. Cleveland, Professor Emeritus, Mississippi State University will facilitate a Roundtable Session on the economics of cotton.  Utilizing Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (Drones) In Production Agriculture will be discussed by Tom Woodward, Crop Consultant from Radiant, Virginia.  Back to back years of 100 + bushel per acre soybean grower from Arkansas Matt Miles will present a breakout session featuring, “Our Success With High Yielding Soybeans In The Delta”. Dr. David Kerns of LSU AgCenter will be presenting his latest research on “Sugar Aphids: A New Pest Of Sorghum In The U.S.”

If you are considering milling your own rice or evaluation milling yields, you do not want to miss the breakout sessions presented by Brazilian native Rodrigo Jacob, International Sales Manager, Industrias Machina, Zaccaria S/A will present a program titled, “It’s Time To Consider Milling Your Own Rice” and Gary Billups, President, Zaccaria USA, Anna, Texas who will present a breakout session titled, “Evaluating Milling Yields Fairly And Consistently”. If your interest is “Nitrogen Application For Irrigated Corn In The Mid-South – How Critical Is The Timing”, Dr. Wayne Ebelhar, Mississippi State University will be presenting his latest findings.

If your interest is agriculture trade shows, this year’s trade show presently has 57 trade show booths occupied by agricultural businesses.

The 2015 conferences are co-sponsored by 10 of the nation’s leading, seed, chemical and retail industries. These conferences are only held in the south delta every other year. January 2015 is your opportunity to attend conferences that are reportedly the best conferences in the south that feature hands on crop production, latest research by researchers from seven universities and the latest technology in the ag industry. Mark January 14-16, 2015 on your calendar.

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