The 68th annual Mid-South Farm & Gin Show is set for Feb. 28-29, 2020, at the Cook Convention Center, Memphis, Tenn. The South's premier show offers attendees the opportunity to see what's new in the industry and hear from respected leaders, according to Timothy Price, show manager.
"Even in this time of renovation in the Convention Center, we are expecting new products and services at the 2020 show," Price said. "We are planning on welcoming farmers and others interested in the latest technology to the show, and we are encouraging people to attend to see what's available to help them produce and market their crops."
Ag Update seminars are scheduled for Friday and Saturday. Industry experts including Joe Nicosia and Louis Dreyfus, will headline the Ag Update seminar on Friday, Feb. 28. Richard Brock, Brock Associates, will provide a grain marketing outlook and recommendations at the Ag Update on Saturday, Feb. 29. Both sessions begin at 8:30 a.m. in the Cannon Center.
"These sessions go beyond the basic market outlook to provide marketing strategies and technology to help farmers develop the skills they need to meet new and emerging challenges," Price said. "Over the past year, farmers and agriculture in general have been challenged with international trade disputes, historic weather events, and resulting market volatility; these experts will provide perspective, an outlook and direction for the future."
Also on tap at the 2020 show are "door buster" educational seminars covering top concerns for farmers. Sessions on risk management, cottonseed quality, and new crops, such as hemp, will give attendees valuable information as they make decisions for the 2020 crop year. "There has been great interest in these topics, and others. We look forward to bringing attendees the latest information from industry and university experts."
Price said exhibitors will be in all available space throughout various parts of the Convention Center, at the Sheraton, and on streets surrounding the Convention Center. "This is certainly a transition year for the show, as we await a fully renovated space for 2021," Price said. "There will be abundant opportunities for attendees to interact with exhibitors and learn the latest in products and technology for the agriculture industry."
Hours for the 2020 Mid-South Farm & Gin Show are Friday, Feb. 28, 9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m., and 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 29. For additional information, contact Price at 901-947-3104 or visit the official show website at www.farmandginshow.com.