Major agricultural production conference set for January

Nov. 13, 2013
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Barb Galeski, MidAmerica Farmer Grower
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The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is one of seven universities co-sponsoring a major agricultural production meeting in January. The 17th annual National Conservation Systems Cotton and Rice Conference, Southern Corn and Soybean Conference and Southern Precision Ag Conference will be held Jan. 15 and 16 at the Harrah’s-Tunica Convention Center in Tunica, Miss.

The conference will include presentations on cotton, rice, corn and soybean production systems by more than 100 speakers including university researchers, farmers and crop consultants. Breakout sessions will provide farmers information on how to improve production methods.

Corporate sponsors of the event are Cotton Incorporated, the U.S. Rice Producers Association, the United Soybean Board and MidAmerica Farm Publications. Other universities sponsoring the event are Auburn University, the Louisiana State University AgCenter, Mississippi State University, the University of Missouri, the University of Tennessee and Texas A&M University. Technical co-sponsors are the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service and the USDA Agricultural Research Service centers in Oxford, Miss., and Auburn, Ala.

Information on conference registration is available at