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Delta Farm Press Calendar of Events

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Aug. 22: Missouri Rice Research and Merchandising Council Field Day, Missouri Rice Research Farm, 40130 Freddie Tanner Drive, Campbell, Mo. Sign in begins at 7:30 a.m. Start at 8 a.m. Lunch at 12 p.m.

Aug. 22: LSU AgCenter Sweet Potato Field Day, Black Gold Farms Headquarters, 2305 La. Highway 17, Delhi, La. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. followed by field tours at 9 a.m. The program will conclude at noon with a sponsored lunch. Presentations will include: Advanced sweet potato breeding lines for the industry; Validation of sweet potato slip priming, transplant establishment and precision agriculture approaches at scale; Guava root knot nematode survey update; Insect management strategies; Utility of Reflex herbicide in sweet potato production; Sweet potato disease research update; Sweet potato consumer and market research. General industry updates and U.S. Sweet Potato Council updates will also be featured. For more details, contact Tara Smith at or (318) 557-9501 or Myrl Sistrunk at or (318) 267-6712.

Aug 27: MSU Corn and Soybean Field Day, North Mississippi Research and Extension Center, Verona, Miss. 5 p.m. Program begins in the auditorium at the NMREC headquarters and includes a field tour of research and demonstration plots. Researchers and Extension specialists will cover many aspects of corn and soybean production. Field Day will conclude with a catered meal. For more information, contact Bill Burdine at (662) 534-1916.

Sept. 4: Cotton Tour, West Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center, Jackson, Tenn.

Sept. 19-20: LSU AgCenter Annie’s Project Workshop, AgCenter Dean Lee Research and Extension Center near Alexandria, La. 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day. Workshop will help farm and ranch women navigate the business side of their enterprises. Annie’s Project is a discussion-based workshop that brings women together to learn from experts in production, financial management, human resources, marketing and law. Annie’s Project courses have successfully reached more than 9,000 farm and ranch women in 33 states. Space in the course is limited. Registration is free and must be completed by Sept. 13. This course includes a workbook and support materials. Meals are also provided. For more information, contact Bampasidou at 225-578-2367 or, or visit the AgCenter Annie’s Project website at The national website is

Sept. 20: 29th Annual Rice Tasting Luncheon, Wyatt Gymnasium on Delta State University campus, Cleveland, M. From 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Hosted by Delta Rice Promotions, Inc. There will be over 300 different rice dishes prepared by Delta area residents and restaurants. There will also be goody bags, door prizes, and exhibits. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased from Bolivar County Extension office by calling (662) 843-8371. Tickets will also be sold at the door.

Oct. 4-5: Cattle Producer Conference, Ike Hamilton Expo Center in West Monroe, La. Beef cattle producers can hear from industry experts on how to add value to their operations. Supported by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, the conference is sponsored regionally through a partnership with the LSU AgCenter, Southern University Ag Center and University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service. The conference is part of the Stockmanship and Stewardship 2019 regional tour featuring cattle experts Curt Pate, Ron Gill and others. Conference topics include low-stress cattle handling demonstrations, facility design sessions and Beef Quality Assurance educational programs with BQA certification available. The Friday program will feature a producer panel to discuss implementing change in cattle handling with. The panel will include David King with Kingsland Ranch in West Monroe, La.; Christina Spencer with Lakeview Angus in Powhatten, Ark; Katie and Cooper Hurst with Hunt Hill Cattle Company in Woodville, Miss.; and Tyson Johnson with Sooner Cattle Company in Pawhuska, Okla. Registration is $75 per person with a discounted rate of $50 for students. Participants may register online at or at the conference website at More details are available from the event organizers: Christine Navarre at or 225-578-2414, Jason Holmes at or 318-368-9935, and Lee Faulk at or 318-927-2578.

Oct. 11-12: 2019 Fall Flower & Garden Fest, Truck Crops Experiment Station, 2024 Experiment Station Road, Crystal Springs, Miss. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Info:

Dec. 8-10: USA Rice Outlook, Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock, Ark. Check for updates.


Jan. 10, March 13, April 17, Sept. 11: Advanced Master Cattleman Program, DeWitt Livestock Show Facility. 100 Gregg Marshall Drive, Alexandria, La. (next to LSU-A). 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Registration starts Sept. 16, 2019. Online registration: Registration fee: $200. Limited to 50 participants. Prerequisites: Master Cattleman graduate, BQA certified, Pesticide applicator permit. Indoor classes: Bull Selection, BQA, Financial Management, Soil Fertility, Diet Formulation, and more. Outdoor classes: Sprayer Calibration, Weed Identification, Grazing Management, Pelvic Area Measurement, and other relevant tasks. If you have special needs or accommodations to take this course, or for more information, contact Dr. G. Scaglia at

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