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2017 Farm and Gin Show: A first look at all that’s new

2016 Mid-South Farm & Gin Show floor
Explore the latest innovations in farm equipment, machinery, and technology at the Mid-South Farm and Gin Show.

The perfect opportunity to view the latest innovations in equipment, machinery, and technology is at the Mid-South Farm and Gin Show, to be held March 3-4, 2017 at the downtown Cook Convention Center in Memphis.

“The Mid-South Farm and Gin Show is the place to get the first-look at what’s new on the market, as well as talk to industry experts about challenges farmers are facing in the coming crop year,” says Timothy Price, show manager. “We have a full show once again, and we’re welcoming more than 50 new companies to interact with attendees.”

It’s “a remarkable event,” he says, that annually draws thousands of decision-makers from the Mid-South and many states beyond attend the show. “Many tell us they come every year, not only because it provides the first opportunity to see new farm machinery and equipment and innovative products and services, but because it also gives them a chance to connect with people they know and may only see at this show. It’s really a tradition for many families.”

Sponsored by Southern Cotton Ginners Association and Foundation and Delta Farm Press, the show annually attracts more than 18,000 domestic and international decision-makers, Price says. Show attendees hail from every state in the nation and many foreign countries.

“We know from our analyses that many who attend this show buy something within days of attending. These are decision-makers who are looking for ways to meet the challenges of their business, and many come to the Mid-South Farm and Gin Show to get insight into those challenges.”

The show has a long history of providing educational opportunities, Price says. “We are celebrating 65 years of keeping Mid-South agriculture a growing, forward-thinking, and globally-competitive industry.” In addition to the annual Ag Update seminars, scheduled for Friday and Saturday at 8:30 a.m., special seminars will focus on dicamba, grain marketing, and rice marketing.

Show hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, March 3, and 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, March 4.

Those planning on attending the show are encouraged to pre-register online by clicking on the “Attendee Registration” button on the show website:

You can also download the show’s mobile app, available soon. “This year, we have added features that will enhance the showgoing experience and provide additional information,” Price says. “We hope attendees will take advantage of it.”

For additional information about the show, contact Price at (901) 947-3104 or visit the show website:

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