Calendar

2022

While we try to be as accurate as possible, the coronavirus has created an ever-changing landscape. Please check with event organizers to make sure it is still planned before heading out.

LSU AgCenter• Jan. 5, 2022: Evangeline Parish Rice and Soybean Production School
Crawfish Barn, 1789 Mayeauxville Rd., Ville Platte, Louisiana. Registration opens at 7:30 a.m. The program will begin at 8 a.m. with various LSU AgCenter specialists covering topics related to rice, soybean and crawfish production. Topics will include 2021 rice production overview and looking into 2022, 2022 recommended rice varieties, rice disease management, herbicide recommendations, rice insect management, market outlook for rice and soybeans, crawfish production and soybean production. A meal will be provided. This year’s program will offer a recertification of any Private Pesticide Applicator who needs recertification for this year. They will need to attend the ENTIRE meeting from 8 a.m.–12:30 p.m. and pay the $25 fee to the La. Department of Agriculture and $15 fee to the LSU AgCenter. MUST BE TWO SEPARATE PAYMENTS (once check to LSU AgCenter for $15 and one check to LDAF for $25, NO CASH will be accepted (NO EXCEPTIONS); all payments must be check or money order – agenda

LSU AgCenter• Jan. 6, 2022: Acadia Parish LSU AgCenter Annual Agriculture Production Meeting
The Acadia Parish LSU AgCenter Extension Office (157 Cherokee Dr. in Crowley). The program will begin at 8:30 a.m. with various LSU AgCenter specialists covering topics related to rice, soybean and crawfish production. Topics will include 2021 rice production overview and looking into 2022, 2022 recommended rice varieties, rice disease management, herbicide recommendations, rice insect management, market outlook for rice and soybeans, crawfish production and soybean production. A meal will be provided. Questions? Email Jeremy Hebert at JPHebert@agcenter.lsu.edu

LSU AgCenter• Jan. 6, 2022: Acadia Parish LSU AgCenter Private Pesticide Recertification
The Acadia Parish LSU AgCenter will host private pesticide recertifications for those who are in need of recertifying. The first private pesticide recertification will begin at 1 p.m. on Jan. 6 and should conclude at 2:30 p.m. We will also host another private pesticide recertification on Feb. 22, and this one will begin at 9 a.m. and should conclude at 10:30 a.m.. You must be present for the full 90-minute session to be recertified. The cost for the private pesticide recertification will be $25 with check payable to LDAF and $15 with check payable to LSU AgCenter; you must pay with two checks. If you are attending a pesticide recertification, please show up 20-30 minutes prior to the start of the recertification to get registered; this will allow us to start the recertification program at the designated time. Questions? Email Jeremy Hebert at JPHebert@agcenter.lsu.edu

• Jan. 6-Feb. 25, 2022: University of Missouri Extension Private Pesticide Applicator Training
Choose from different in-person locations or online presentations – event schedule

university of arkansas logo• Jan. 7-March 1, 2022: University of Arkansas Winter Production Meetings
The University of Arkansas is returning to in-person winter production meetings. They will be located throughout the state and cover various commodities – meeting schedule

• Jan. 26, 2022: 24th Annual Arkansas Soil & Water Education Conference and Expo
This event will be virtual due to COVID-19 – event details

• 2022 Rice Technical Working Group – POSTPONED UNTIL 2023
In light of COVID, the 2022 meeting has been postponed until 2023. Hot Springs, Arkansas – Hot Springs Convention Center in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Conference hotel: Embassy Suites Hot Springs. The University of Arkansas is hosting this biannual meeting — event information

ucce logo• Jan 24, 2022: University of California Cooperative Extension Winter Rice Grower Meeting
 8:30 a.m., Evangelical Church, 5219 Church St., Richvale – agenda

ucce logo• Jan 24, 2022: University of California Cooperative Extension Winter Rice Grower Meeting
1 p.m., Glenn County Office of Education, 311 South Villa Avenue, Willows – agenda

ucce logo• Jan 25, 2022: University of California Cooperative Extension Winter Rice Grower Meeting
8:30 a.m., Community Center, Colusa County Fairgrounds, 10th Street (Highway 20), Colusa – agenda

ucce logo• Jan 25, 2022: University of California Cooperative Extension Winter Rice Grower Meeting
1 p.m., UCCE Office, 142 Garden Highway, Yuba City – agenda

ucce logo• Jan 26, 2022: University of California Cooperative Extension Winter Rice Grower Meeting
8:30 a.m., Norton Hall, 70 Cottonwood St, Woodland – agenda

• Feb. 3, 2022: Green County (Arkansas) Conservation & Crop Production Meeting
Stanford Baptist Church, 8 a.m.-12:45, with lunch provided – event details

‘• Feb. 8, 2022: Arkansas Rice Annual Meeting
Embassy Suites Jonesboro/Red Wolf Convention Center, 1 p.m., Jonesboro, Arkansas – event details

• Feb. 9-11, 2022: Louisiana Agricultural Technology & Management Conference
Paragon Casino Resort, Marksville, Louisiana – event details and registration

Arkansas State logo• Feb. 16, 2022: Arkansas State University 2022 Agribusiness Conference
The meeting will feature a general session, followed by commodity-specific break-out sessions. It will end with a hosted luncheon. Some portions of the conference will also be available online. The general session will be held at the Fowler Center Riceland Hall, ASU Campus, Jonesboro, Arkansas. The break-out sessions and lunch will be held at the First National Bank Arena. The events are free but you must preregister – event details and registration. For more information contact Astate_Agribus_Conf@astate.edu or 870-972-2416.

LSU AgCenter• Feb. 22, 2022: Acadia Parish LSU AgCenter Private Pesticide Recertification
The Acadia Parish LSU AgCenter will also host private pesticide recertifications for those who are in need of recertifying. The first private pesticide recertification will begin at 1 p.m. on Jan. 6 and should conclude at 2:30 p.m. We will also host another private pesticide recertification on Feb. 22, and this one will begin at 9 a.m. and should conclude at 10:30 a.m.. You must be present for the full 90-minute session to be recertified. The cost for the private pesticide recertification will be $25 with check payable to LDAF and $15 with check payable to LSU AgCenter; you must pay with two checks. If you are attending a pesticide recertification, please show up 20-30 minutes prior to the start of the recertification to get registered; this will allow us to start the recertification program at the designated time. Questions? Email Jeremy Hebert at JPHebert@agcenter.lsu.edu

• Feb. 22-23, 2022: 2022 Future Legacy Young & Beginning Farmers Conference
Wyndham Riverfront Hotel, North Little Rock, Arkansas. This two-day event is hosted by Farm Credit Associations of Arkansas. The conference is free and open to young (age 40 or younger) and beginning (farming 10 years or less) farmers in Arkansas – event details and application

• Feb. 25-26, 2022: 70th annual Mid-South Farm and Gin Show
Renasant Convention Center (formerly the Cook Convention Center), Memphis, Tennessee — event details

• March 4, 2022: 34th Annual Arkansas Agricultural Hall of Fame Induction Luncheon – RESCHEDULED
This event, originally scheduled for Aug. 20, 2021, is rescheduled for March 4, 2022. Embassy Suites, Little Rock, Arkansas – event details

LSU AgCenter• June 29, 2022: LSU AgCenter H. Rouse Caffey Rice Research Station Annual Field Day
Crowley, Louisiana. If it’s like years past, the field tours start early in the morning, followed by presentations inside later in the morning. The event is capped by a hosted lunch. More details to come.

• July 15, 2022: RCOY Nominations Due

Send in RCOY nominations by using the online form or by sending in a nomination form.

ricetec logo• August 11, 2022: RiceTec Arkansas Field Day
RiceTec Business Center, 15329 Hwy 1, Harrisburg, Arkansas. Begins at 4 p.m. with dinner and door prizes included along with CCA continuing education credits.

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• August 18, 2022: 2022 Horizon Ag Arkansas Field Day
University of Arkansas Northeast Rice Research and Extension Center, 13941 Dana Lane, Harrisburg, Arkansas 72432. It will begin at 5 p.m. and includes a field plot tour and guest speakers, followed by dinner. For more information about the upcoming Horizon Ag 2022 Arkansas Field Day, please call Horizon Ag at 866-237-6167.

missouri rice logo• August 23, 2022: The Missouri Rice Council’s Annual Field Day
Missouri Rice Research Farm, 40130 Freddie Tanner Dr., Campbell, Missouri 63933. Registration at 8 a.m. and tours begin at 8:30 a.m. Complimentary lunch included. Please click here for more information.

• September 22-23: Southeast Texas Urban Ag & Farm Safety Summit
Gerald D. Young Agricultural Sciences Center, 5801 Katy Hockley Cut Off Road, Katy, TX 77493
Join in for a great opportunity to network and learn new information on farm technology. New and Existing landowners will get new information on crops, technology, and farm business and practices at the upcoming summit. Check here for more event details and to register

• September 30: The Future of Urban Food Systems Summit
The event will run from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the University of Houston-Downtown, 315 N. Main St.

This summit is geared towards understanding the challenges brought on by food insecurity experienced nationwide. Check here for more event details and to register.

• October 6: Pesticide Record Keeping & Complaints webinar 
Online webinar held from 12:00pm to 1:00pm CDT.
Check here for event details and registration.