Uncertainty of these times and in the production process and markets will be a topic addressed by experts at the Mid-South Farm and Gin Show, Feb- 25-26 at the Renasant Convention Center, Memphis.
“We continue to experience uncertainty in crop production, commodity markets on a local and regional basis,” said Tim Price, Mid-South Farm and Gin Show manager. “Combined with the usual and additional challenges of crop and livestock production, farmers attending the show will be able to hear from industry experts on these important topics.”
Price said the Mid-South Farm and Gin show also offers multiple opportunities for farmers to discuss the challenges of the times with other farmers attending. “Many of the attendees meet with others from around the nation to catch up and discuss the challenges they are experiencing. This is one of the first farm shows of the season where farmers and others can come together, interact, and gain valuable insight for their operations.”
Ag Update sessions on Friday, Feb. 25, and Saturday, Feb. 26, are expected to touch on these and other issues. Friday’s session features Joe Nicosia, Louis Dreyfus, who will provide a global outlook for cotton. Saturday, Richard Brock will address grain marketing issues and provide his unique perspective on economics and the political environment. “For anyone interested in what 2022 looks like in terms of production, trade opportunities, political issues, and more, the Ag Update seminars are must-attend events at the Mid-South Farm and Gin Show,” Price said.
The pandemic really tested the nation’s supply chain and experts are expecting additional challenges in 2022. “From those who monitor these aspects of our economy, from agriculture to consumer products, we are to expect these to continue into 2022,” Price said.
COVID-19 and its subsequent mutations has caused some changes in the make-up of the show, to accommodate local and state requirements for distancing. “The safety of attendees is our number one priority,” Price said. “The Renasant Convention Center has been totally remodeled since the show was held in person in 2019. We are proud to host the show in this new space and offer a virtual option for those who do not attend in person. The virtual option also offers an opportunity for attendees to access the content after the show. It’s extra value we are incorporating into our show plans going forward.”
Virtual participation will be through the show website established in 2021. The site is being developed and will be live before the in person show. Updates will be provided as that site is built and active. Access to the site will be through www.farmandginshow.com.
Attendees will want to pre-register for the show through the show website. Click on “attendee registration” and complete the online form. A confirmation will be emailed to attendees, which will facilitate printing of nametags onsite. Show hours are Friday, Feb. 25, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 26, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
More information is available at www.farmandginshow.com or by calling Price at 901-494-6977.