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Gin Show to feature in person and virtual content

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Virtual access is increasingly part of trade shows, as was seen throughout 2020, 2021, and continuing into 2022.
The reimagined Mid-South Farm & Gin Show will accommodate in person and virtual attendees.

The 2022 Mid-South Farm & Gin Show will be here before you know it. Plans are well underway for the 70th annual show, set to take place at the Renasant Convention Center in Memphis. The recently remodeled convention center offers state of the art exhibit space and many safety features that are now part of every show experience.

Tim Price, show manager and executive vice president of Southern Cotton Ginners Association, a co-sponsor of the show with Delta Farm Press and Southern Cotton Ginners Foundation, said trade shows have been re-imagined, accommodating in person and virtual attendees.

“We know we have a group of attendees who want the in-person experience,” Price said. “We also know there are many who want to attend the show but want the virtual experience. Our show has both opportunities.”

The virtual component will provide both live and recorded Ag Update sessions and other seminars, live exhibitor hours during which exhibitors will be online and available to interact with virtual attendees, and exhibitor pages with company information and opportunities to schedule private meetings. There is strong interest from exhibitors to interact with attendees face-to-face.

“However, we also know some of our regular attendees may wish to participate in the show online. We will have both options,” Price said.

Virtual access is increasingly part of trade shows, as was seen throughout 2020, 2021, and continuing into 2022.

“A virtual site with live and recorded sessions are an added value for those who attend in person or remotely,” Price said. “We expect to continually update the features of the site, giving virtual attendees the opportunity to attend the show, gather information, and interact with exhibitors. The virtual experience will be accessible through the Farm and Gin Show website (www.farmandginshow.com).

Ag Outlook seminars and other educational workshops will be available both days of the show. On Friday, Feb. 25, Joe Nicosia of Louis Dreyfus will provide a global cotton outlook.

On Saturday, Feb. 26, Richard Brock will headline the Ag Outlook session. Both sessions begin at 8:30 a.m. Additional educational seminars will also be available.

Hours for the 2022 Mid-South Farm & Gin Show are 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Friday, Feb. 25, 2022, and 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022. Attendee pre-registration is being accepted at www.farmandginshow.com.

For additional information, visit the show website or call Price at 901-494-6977.

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