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Mid-South Farm & Gin Show offers hybrid experience

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“The safety of our attendees is our number one priority and offering both formats will accommodate those who can’t or don’t wish to travel to Memphis for the show,” said Tim Price.
The virtual platform will be available on Feb. 25 and feature both live and recorded materials.

The 2021 Mid-South Farm & Gin Show, Feb. 26-27, will offer in-person and virtual platforms for attendees to access.  

“The safety of our attendees is our number one priority and offering both formats will accommodate those who can’t or don’t wish to travel to Memphis for the show,” said Tim Price, show manager and executive vice president of the Southern Cotton Ginners Association. “We are really excited to have 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,” he said.  

The virtual platform, which will be available on Feb. 25, will feature 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, as well as exhibitor pages with company information and opportunities to schedule private meetings.  

Currently, speakers for the Ag Update sessions include:  

 - Friday, Feb. 26, 8:30 a.m. –National Cotton Council chairman, and Joe Nicosia, senior head, Cotton and Merchandising Platforms and Executive Vice President of Louis Dreyfus Commodities LLC. 

- Saturday, Feb. 27, 8:30 a.m. – Richard Brock, Brock Associates 

Additional available seminars include: 

- Friday, Feb. 26, 11 a.m. -  AgLaunch Start-up Station, which will host some of AgLaunch’s most innovative ag-tech entrepreneurs from across the country to showcase how their ideas will shape the future of food and agriculture. This is the fifth year AgLaunch has hosted this event at the Mid-South Farm & Gin Show.  

- Saturday, Feb. 27, 1:30 p.m. – Rice Marketing Educational Seminar featuring Milo Hamilton, co-founder and senior agricultural economist, Firstgrain, Inc.  Hamilton will provide a rice market outlook and how marketing rice is different from other commodities in the global market.  

The trade show floor opens at 9 a.m. each day and remains open until 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 26, and until 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 27. “We are placing exhibitors in the newly-renovated Renasant Convention Center now,” Price said. “Exhibitors will also have a presence on the virtual platform, which attendees will be able to access during and after the show.”  

Mid-South Farm & Gin Show is sponsored by Southern Cotton Ginners Association and Foundation and Delta Farm Press. More information is available at farmandginshow.com or by calling Price at 901-947-3014.  

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