Calendar

2018

• Through March 8, 2018: Mississippi State University County Extension meetings
Each meeting will cover issues specific to the area and will provide information on weeds, insects, disease, economics, and agronomics for local crops. Each meeting will have a sponsored meal provided. Click here for a list of locations, times and agendas.

• Through March 8, 2018: ‘Yield of Dreams’ University of Arkansas Winter Production Meetings
university of arkansas logoComing to a location near you. Some logistics are still being worked out, so contact your local Cooperative Extension county agent for the latest. Also check the subject matter. Some are spray clinics, some irrigation clinics and some crop production meetings. Check out the latest schedule – click here

university of california cooperative extension logo• Jan. 17, 2018: University of California Cooperative Extension Winter Grower Meeting
Glenn County Office of Education, 311 South Villa Ave., Willows. Doors open at 1 p.m., program begins at 1:30 p.m. Continuing education credits pending – event details

delta ag expo logo• Jan. 17-18, 2018: 45th Annual Delta Ag Expo
The Delta Agricultural Exposition Corp. and the Mississippi State University Extension Service host this expo at the Bolivar County Expo Center in Cleveland, Mississippi. In addition to the expo, Extension specialists will be holding educational workshops on topics including water management, lenders, soil management and precision ag – event details

• Jan. 18, 2018: California Rice Commission Annual Grower Meetings
Choose from 8:30 a.m. at the Bonanza Inn Magnuson Grand Hotel, Yuba City, or 1 p.m. at Colusa Casino Resort Conference Center just outside of Colusa. Registration will be 30 minutes before each meeting. Topics include an update on farm policy, new developments at the state Capitol, crop insurance and water issues. USA Rice CEO Betsy Ward also will outline key issues facing the U.S. Rice Industry. For more information, contact Jim Morris at the CRC, 916-387-2264 or jim.morris@calrice.org

university of california cooperative extension logo• Jan. 19, 2018: University of California Cooperative Extension Winter Grower Meeting
Colusa Casino Resort, 3770 Hwy 45, Colusa. Doors open at 8 a.m., program begins at 8:30 a.m. Continuing education credits pending  – event details

university of california cooperative extension logo• Jan. 19, 2018: University of California Cooperative Extension Winter Grower Meeting
Veterans Hall, 1425 Veterans Memorial Circle, Yuba City. Doors open at 1 p.m., program begins at 1:30 p.m. Continuing education credits pending – event details

• Jan. 19, 2018: Delta Ag Expo
Bill Thomas Building, Wynne, Ark. This event is hosted by the Cross County Chamber of Commerce and the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Research and Extension. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m., with the first break-out session at 9:15 a.m. For more information, contact Jenna Martin at jennaraemartin.ag@gmail.com or
870-362-9411.

• Jan. 19-20, 2018: Ag Expo 2018
Ike Hamilton Expo Center, West Monroe, Louisiana. Trade show as well as educational sessions, including LSU AgCenter’s Master Farmer program – event details

• Jan. 23, 2018: Louisiana Soil Health and Cover Crop Conference
Hampton Inn, West Monroe, Louisiana – event details

• Jan. 24, 2018: Louisiana Soil Health and Cover Crop Conference
State Emergency Shelter, Alexandria, Louisiana – event details

• Jan. 25, 2018: Southeast Texas Rice Symposium
Winnie-Stowell Community Building, Winnie, Texas. For more information, contact 409-374-2123.

• Jan. 31, 2018: Arkansas Soil and Water Education Conference and Expo 2018
Arkansas State University Convocation Center, Jonesboro, Arkansas. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The conference and expo will address the latest issues in soil and water conservation. Trade show included. For more information, contact Chris at 870-972-2043 or chrisjones@astate.edu – event details

• Feb. 1, 2018: LSU AgCenter Rice Producers Meeting
 Avoyelles Parish LSU AgCenter Extension office, 8592 La. Highway 1, Mansura, Louisiana, at 8:15 a.m. – event details

• Feb. 5, 7, or 9, 2018: Smart Farm Systems Live Irrigation Product Demonstration
Sound Concepts Showroom, Jonesboro, Arkansas. Choose the time and day that works best for you. For more information, download the demo invitation.

• Feb. 6, 2018: Northeast Louisiana Rice Forum
LSU AgCenter
Rayville Civic Center, 827 Louisa St., Rayville, Louisiana, from 9 a.m.-noon. The Northeast Louisiana Rice Growers Association will hold its annual membership meeting in conjunction with the forum, with USA Rice providing its update from about 11:30-noon. Contact Keith Collins at 318-728-7014 or KCollins@agcenter.lsu.edu for more information.

• Feb. 6-7, 2018: 45th Annual Mississippi Agricultural Consultants Association Annual Conference
Bost Extension Center Mississippi State University, Starkville, Mississippi – event details

• Feb. 8: Missouri Rice Conference,
Malden Community Center, Malden, Missouri. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. Program starts at 8:10 a.m. For more information, contact Sam Atwell at atwells@missouri.edu or 573-748-5531. Tentative agenda

• Feb. 14, 2018: Arkansas State University Agribusiness Conference
Arkansas State University Fowler Center and First National Bank Arena, Jonesboro, Arkansas. On-site registration begins at 7:30 a.m. in the Fowler Center. The morning general session features four presentations on farmland, the cotton industry, trade and farm policy, and the outlook for a new farm bill. Lunch will be served in the First National Bank Arena at noon. Afternoon sessions include presentations on the community banks and agricultural credit, rice and cotton markets, and is available at https://www.astate.edu/agribusconf.  There is no registration fee.  For more information contact Astate_Agribus_Conf@astate.edu or 870-972-3221.

• Feb. 14, 2018: University of Arkansas Winter Production Meeting
Craighead County Extension Office (611 E. Washington Ave # A, Jonesboro, Arkansas) beginning at 9 a.m. 870-933-4565.

louisiana ag consultants associatoin• Feb. 14-16, 2018: Louisiana Agricultural Technology & Management Conference
Paragon Casino Resort in Marksville, Louisiana. This is presented by the Louisiana Agricultural Consultants Association. A pre-conference Soil Fertility & Health Workshop will be held Feb. 14 from 8 a.m.-noon. Consultants and commercial applicators will receive continuing education credits from timely presentations and information. For more information, contact Denise Wright at 337-945-3694.

• Feb. 15, 2018: Missouri Rice Council Annual Meeting
Isle Casino, Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Registration begins at 6 p.m., followed by dinner and the program at 6:30.

• Feb. 19, 2018: Arkansas Rice Council Annual Meeting
The meeting, which begins at 9 a.m., will be held at the Convocation Center in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Keynote speaker will be Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchison. Free catfish lunch for all registered attendees. For more information or to register, visit Arkansas Rice.

RTWG logo• Feb. 19-22, 2018: 37th Rice Technical Working Group
The Westin Long Beach, Long Beach, California. This bi-annual conference will feature three-plus days of research reports as well as discussion and keynote speakers. – event details

• Feb. 20, 2018: Acadia Parish Private Pesticide Recertification
Acadia Parish LSU AgCenter Office, 157 Cherokee Rd., Crowley, Louisiana. 9-11 a.m.  You must stay for the whole recertification in order to be recertified.  Cost for recertification will be $25 to LDAF and $15 to the LSU AgCenter; you must pay with two different checks! If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact Jeremy Hebert at 337-788-8821 or JPHebert@agcenter.lsu.edu.

• Feb. 21, 2018: Louisiana Rice Council and Louisiana Rice Growers Association Annual Joint Membership Meeting
Grand Marais Center, Jennings, Louisiana. Trade show opens at 4 p.m., followed by dinner and program at 5:45. For more information, contact Kane Webb, USA Rice, at kwebb@usarice.com.

• Feb. 22, 2018: Central Louisiana Rice Growers Association Annual Membership Meeting
Rocky’s Restaurant, Bunkie, Louisiana, 6-8 p.m. For more information, contact Kane Webb, USA Rice, at kwebb@usarice.com.

Mid-South Farm & Gin Show• March 2-3, 2018: 66th Annual Mid-South Farm & Gin Show
Cook Convention Center, Memphis, Tennessee. This free two-day show will feature thousands of square feet of exhibits as well as informational sessions – event details

• March 14, 2018: University of Arkansas Winter Production Meeting
Craighead County Extension Office (611 E. Washington Ave # A, Jonesboro, Arkansas) beginning at 9 a.m. 870-933-4565.

• June 5-7, 2018: Rice Market & Technology Convention
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. This event is hosted by the Houston-based U.S. Rice Producers Association. Held at the Barcelo Bavaro Palace Hotel, the annual event brings together major Western Hemisphere rice buyers along with leading allied industries. There also is an exhibit area. For more information, email info@usriceproducers.com.

LSU AgCenter• June 27, 2018: H. Rouse Caffey Rice Research Station Annual Field Day
LSU AgCenter H. Rouse Caffey Rice Research Station, Crowley, Louisiana. Check back later for more information.

If you have an event you want listed, please send the information to Rice Farming editor Vicky Boyd at vlboyd@onegrower.com.