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Mid-South Farm & Gin Show draws near

Farm and gin show begins Feb. 24 at Memphis’ Renasant Convention Center.

February 13, 2023

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Gin Show 2022
In addition to access to more than 300 exhibitors covering all Mid-South crops, attendees will be able to hear market outlooks and strategies from leading experts on cotton and grains. Brent Murphree

In one short week, the floors of the exhibit halls at the Renasant Convention Center in Memphis, will host the 71st Mid-South Farm & Gin Show, Feb. 24-25. Shiny equipment and machinery, the latest innovative technology, as well as products and services, will be on display at the 71st annual show.

Tim Price, show manager, said there is increasing excitement for the kick-off of one of the first trade shows in the Mid-South. “We have seen just about everything in the past few years – an in-person event, a virtual event and a hybrid event. We are excited to welcome attendees from around the world to Memphis and the show,” Price said. “And for those who cannot be here, there will be many segments of the show that will be available online and on-demand.”

In addition to access to more than 300 exhibitors covering all Mid-South crops, attendees will be able to hear market outlooks and strategies from leading experts on cotton and grains. Joe Nicosia, Louis Dreyfus, will headline the Ag Update seminar on Friday, Feb. 24, at 8:30 a.m., and provide his unique outlook on global cotton markets. On Saturday, Feb. 25, at 8:30 a.m., Richard Brock, Brock Associates, will share his thoughts on global grain markets, the economy, geopolitical events, and policy/regulation. Both Ag Update seminars are held in the Cannon Center.

Price said the Mid-South Farm & Gin Show welcomes back the 4-H Chopped Meal Preparation Challenge. This year, members from four state 4-H clubs will participate in the contest, which challenges 4-Hers to develop a nutritious recipe from standard food items available at retail outlets, like Dollar General or Walgreen’s. The competition is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 25, beginning at 1 p.m.

Attendees can also register for thousands of dollars in cash prizes, Price said. Cash awards are announced at noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. daily. Many exhibitors also have raffles and giveaways. Price said one of the highlights of the show, at least in terms of giveaways, is the Labrador puppy. One puppy is given away at the show. Drawings are held at 3 p.m. daily.

Price encouraged attendees to pre-register for the show, by visiting the show website: farmandginshow.com, and clicking on “attendee registration.” Attendees can enter their registration information on-site and gain easy access to the trade show floor. Name tags are required for entry to all aspects of the show.

Show hours are Friday, Feb. 24, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, Feb. 25, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. More information is available at farmandginshow.com.

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