Calendar

2017

• Nov. 16: University of Arkansas Webinar: “Gene Editing Technology & New Opportunities for Plant Breeding” 
Hosted by Bobby Coats, an ag economist with the University of Arkansas. Among the topics will be the new CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing technology and how it may affect rice breeding. Log on via computer, tablet or phone at 3 p.m., Central Standard Time. The webinar is free, but you must preregister to receive the invitation link to the presentation – event details

• Nov. 20: Pipe Planner Webinar
9-11 a.m., CST. Join the Delta Plastics-hosted meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/228740605
You can also dial in using your phone: United States: +1 (571) 317-3122; Access Code: 228-740-605.
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• Nov. 27: Pipe Planner Webinar
9-11 a.m., CST. Join the Delta Plastics-hosted meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/561848597
You can also dial in using your phone: United States: +1 (872) 240-3212; Access Code: 561-848-597.
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Cisco devices: 561848597@67.217.95.2

• Dec. 5, 2018: University of Arkansas Winter Production Meeting
Ozarka College, Ash Flat,  Arkansas, beginning at 6 p.m. 870-997-7363.

• Dec. 5-6: 2017 Texas Plant Protection Association Conference
Brazos Center, 3232 Briarcrest Drive in Bryan, Texas. The importance of agricultural trade and current and future farm policy, among other topics, will be discussed – event details

rice outlook conference logo• Dec. 10-12: 2017 USA Rice Outlook Conference
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, San Antonio, Texas. There also will be an exhibitors’ hall. For more information on becoming an exhibitor or sponsorship, contact Jeanette Davis at 703-236-1447 or jdavis@usarice.com. For a complete conference overview, including links to registration and the official hotel, click here.

• Dec. 13, 2017: 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.

• Dec. 14-15, 2017: Ag Council of Arkansas Annual Board of Directors Meeting
Capital Hotel, Little Rock, Arkansas – event details

2018

• Jan. 9, 2018: University of Arkansas Winter Production Meeting
Lawrence County Meeting Hall, Walnut Ridge, beginning at 9 a.m. 870-886-3741.

• Jan. 10, 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.

• Jan. 10-12, 2018: 21st Annual Conservation Systems Cotton & Rice Conference and Delta States Irrigation Conference
Hilton Hotel and Convention, Memphis, Tennessee – event details

• Jan. 11, 2018: University of Arkansas Winter Production Meeting
Black River Technical College Continuing Education Bldg., Room 113, Pocahontas, Arkansas, beginning at 9 a.m. 870-892-4504.

• 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. 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. 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.

• Feb. 6, 2018: University of Arkansas Winter Production Meeting
Black River Technical College Development Center Auditorium, Pocahontas, Arkansas, beginning at 6 p.m. 870-892-4504.

• Feb. 6-7, 2018: 45th Annual Mississippi Agricultural Consultants Association Annual Conference
Bost Extension Center Mississippi State University, Starkville, Mississippi. Check back later for more information.

• Feb. 8, 2018: University of Arkansas Winter Production Meeting
Lynn Community Center, Lynn, Arkansas, beginning at 9 a.m. 870-886-3741.

• 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 poultry and beef market issues.  A complete conference program and on-line registration will be available in January at agri.astate.edu.  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.

• Feb. 14-16, 2018: Louisiana Agricultural Technology & Management Conference
Location to be determined. This is presented by the Louisiana Agricultural Consultants Association. Consultants and commercial applicators will receive continuing education credits from timely presentations and information. For more information, contact Denise Wright at 337-945-3694.

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

• 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.