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Delta Farm Press Calendar of Events

Meetings, trade shows, field days and conferences for those involved in Mid-South agriculture.

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May 19-21: Rice Market and Technology Convention, Panama City, Panama. Multiple opportunities for engaging clients and colleagues in one-on-one meetings; large trade show. Designed for networking: 30-minute coffee breaks, sponsored lunches, networking receptions, exhibit space and a diverse program featuring world industry experts. For more information and to register, go to or contact the US Rice Producers Association at (713) 974-7423 or

June 4-5: 7th Annual Mid-South Agricultural and Environmental Law Conference, Memphis, Tenn. Topics include: Expected changes after the 2020 elections, agricultural bankruptcy and the latest on federal crop insurance and farm programs. Hosted by the National Agricultural Law Center. Several of the topics to be covered at the 2020 conference, such as crop insurance and bankruptcy, go hand in hand with the difficult year many faced in 2019. Other presentations will focus on possible changes or recurring issues in the agricultural industry. Featured topics and speakers include: Ag Lending & Financial Outlook: A Mid-South Lender’s Perspective—Greg Cole, president and CEO of AgHeritage Farm Credit Services: Ag Finance, Credit & Bankruptcy: Pointers and Pitfalls for Attorneys, Lenders and Landowners—Walter Kelley, senior partner at Kelley, Lovett, Blakely & Sanders, P.C. and Standing Chapter 12 and Chapter 7 Trustee for the Middle District of Georgia; The Times They are a Changin’?: Ag Law & Regulatory Environment Post-2020 Elections—Autumn Veazey Price, Director of Government Relations for Land O’Lakes, Inc. and Hunt Shipman, Principal and Director for Cornerstone Government Affairs: Anatomy of a Historic NRCS Wetlands Dispute Victory: Lessons Learned and Top Practice Pointers—Michael Cooley, Partner at Allen Wellman McNew Harvey, LLP. Legal Ethics in Dealing with the Government: Lobbying, Gifts and Related Considerations—Amanda Jones Tollison, Partner at Butler Snow and President of the Mississippi Bar Association; and Latest and Greatest in Federal Crop Insurance and Farm Programs — Grant Ballard, Partner at Ark Ag Law, PLLC. The conference will begin June 4 at 6:30 p.m. with a “BBQ & Beer” welcome reception at The Rendezvous. The conference speakers will begin the morning of June 5 at 8:30 a.m. This conference will feature six hours of continuing education credit, including an hour of ethics. Those who register by May 18 will receive two “bonus” hours of online continuing education credit. Registration, along with more information on the conference, can be found at

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