Mid-South Gin Show

Make your plans now to attend this annual premier event

When Feb. 27 rolls around in a couple of weeks, the 63rd Annual Mid-South Farm & Gin Show will welcome visitors to the Cook Convention Center in Memphis, Tenn., where they can leisurely stroll the exhibitor aisles to see what’s new for their farming and ginning operations. Informative Ag Updates and seminars also will be held.

Before the exhibits open on both Friday and Saturday mornings, the Ag Updates will begin at 8:30. The speaker lineup for Friday morning is as follows:

  • Sledge Taylor, Chairman, National Cotton Council, Como, Miss.
  • Carl Brothers, Senior Vice President/Chief Operating Officer, Riceland Foods, Stuttgart, Ark.
  • Joe Nicosia, Senior Head, Tropical Merchant (Cotton & Coffee) and Executive Vice President, Louis Dreyfus Commodities, LLC, Cordova, Tenn.

The Ag Update speaker for Saturday morning is Richard Brock, Brock Associates, Milwaukee, Wisc. Brock will discuss grain market outlook/marketing strategies and projections for 2015.

A $500 cash attendance prize will be awarded at the close of the Saturday Ag Update session. Tickets must be obtained before 8:30 a.m., and you must be present to win.

farmandginshowSpecial Educational Seminars
On Friday afternoon, the Mid-South Ag Forum Seminar will feature Jason Krutz, Irrigation Specialist, Delta Research and Extension Center, Mississippi State University; and Trey Koger, a researcher and farmer from Belzoni, Miss.

On Saturday afternoon, Milo Hamilton, Co-founder and Senior Agricultural Economist of Firstgrain, Inc. will discuss, “What a Rice Farmer Needs to Know to Prosper.”

Both of these special seminars will be held at 1:30 p.m. on the mezzanine level of the Cook Convention Center.

In addition to attending the educational meetings and walking the aisles to see what exhibitors have to offer, visitors to the Gin Show always enjoy running into old friends and catching up. Many exhibitors have drawings for great prizes and don’t forget to grab some hot popcorn and a cold drink at the Helena booth. And on Saturday evening at 9 p.m. at the Peabody, adults are invited to attend the annual Jamboree, featuring music by The Krackerjacks.

To pre-register for the show, go to www.farmandginshow.com, click on “Attendee Registration” and fill out the form. Next, print out the confirmation form and bring it with you to the show so that you can quickly pick up your name badge at the registration desk.

Also, be sure to stop by the One Grower Publishing booth where we will be displaying the latest issues of Rice Farming, Cotton Farming, The Peanut Grower, Soybean South and Corn South. Sign up for a chance to win a $250 gift card each day to Bass Pro Shop. The drawing will be at 3 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Plus, we would love to chat with you for a while and hear about your plans for the upcoming growing season. See you there!