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July 8: Horizon Ag Louisiana Field Day, Richards Farms, 17720 Louisiana Hwy. 699, Kaplan, La. Rice farmers will see and hear firsthand about the latest developments in the Provisia Rice System and new Clearfield variety CLL17, available for planting next season. Begins with a field tour at 5 p.m. Dinner will be at the Richard Farm shop located at 5632 Louisiana Highway 700. Other field day highlights include information on two newer varieties released in 2020 — CLL15, a long grain rice, and CLM04, a medium grain rice; as well as CLL16, a high-yielding, long grain Clearfield rice variety available for planting in 2021. For more information, call Horizon Ag at (866) 237-6167.
July 23: Milan No-Till Crop Production Field Day, Milan AgResearch & Education Center, Milan, Tenn. Due to COVID-19, the 2020 event will be hosted entirely online beginning July 23, and registration is now open. Presented by the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture. All educational presentations, tours and the trade show will move to an online format. All content normally available to attendees will be online at the website for the UT AgResearch and Education Center at Milan (https://milan.tennessee.edu/) starting July 23. The popular educational tours will be presented in video format. The complete program will be posted at the website, and includes 57 presentations across 15 tours that feature no-till production basics and advanced discussions by commodity; discussions of maintaining soil health; water management; precision agriculture; and pollinators. Also on the program are beef cattle management; trade, farm policy and production economics; and discussions about natural resource management, including Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in deer, and forest and pond management. A tour that focuses on hemp production is also on the agenda. A Facebook Live event will also be available on July 23 featuring Brown and the research at the UT AgResearch and Education Center at Milan. Check in at milannotill.tennessee.edu or follow the Milan No-Till Field Day Facebook page for more updates. Registration is free. Go to https://milannotill.tennessee.edu/ to sign up. Most content will remain accessible after July 23. As an added benefit, pesticide recertification points and Certified Crop Advisor continuing education units will remain available through Dec. 31, 2020, to participants who view the online content. The virtual field day is being sponsored in part by the Tennessee Farmers Co-op and Americot.