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2020

Because of the ever-changing situations caused by the coronavirus pandemic, please double check the event is still being held before leaving the house. We try to be accurate, but things change quickly. We’ve also posted links to the virtual field days that have kept videos of the presentations online.

• 2020 LSU AgCenter Dean Lee Research and Extension Center Virtual Field Day
View the presentations by visiting the LSU AgCenter’s Central Region YouTube page. They are broken into topics, such as corn earworms, Palmer amaranth control and estimating cotton yield potential.

•  2020 University of Tennessee Milan No-Till Field Day 
The tour has gone virtual this year in light of COVID-19. View the presentations at https://milannotill.tennessee.edu/research-tours/

•  2020 West Tennessee Research & Education Center Virtual Cotton Tour
The tour has gone virtual this year in light of COVID-19. View all of the presentations on YouTube.

•  University of Georgia Virtual Cotton and Peanut Field Day
If you missed the Sept. 9 debut, videos from the Cotton and Peanut Research Virtual Field Day will be available on the Georgia Cotton Commission’s YouTube page.

• Clemson University Edisto REC Virtual Field Day  
Research involving corn, cotton, peanuts and soybeans are featured in the Edisto REC videos. Researchers address herbicide options, nitrogen management, insect control and irrigation practices, as well as information for managing palmer amaranth and variety tests for corn, grain sorghum and soybeans. Video presentations are posted at https://www.clemson.edu/cafls/research/fieldday/

•  Sept. 17: Healthy Soils for Healthy Profits Virtual Workshop – VIRTUAL
9 a.m.-noon. How do we get to $2.50-pound for cotton in the San Joaquin Valley? Cutting-edge farmers, representatives of major cotton brands and soil management experts will share experiences in a three-hour online dialogue. Hosted by the University of California – event details –  register online

•  Sept. 21: Tri-State Cover Crops Virtual Training – VIRTUAL
This is hosted by the University of Florida, University of Georgia and Alabama Extension. It will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. EDT (9 a.m.-1 p.m. CDT) – event details and registration

•  Sept. 23: Cotton and Coffee Cotton Board monthly webinar
2021 Plan and Budget–Overview of Cotton Incorporated’s 2021 Plan and Budget with President and CEO Berrye Worsham. Each session includes a 30 minute presentation and concludes with time for discussion and questions. Email Monty (mbain@cottonboard.org) and ask him to register you.

• Oct. 1: University of Arkansas Virtual Cotton Field Day – VIRTUAL
Presentations will begin at 6 p.m. CDT, followed by a live Q&A at about 7 p.m. The event is free, but you must register online at https://aaes.uark.edu/field-days/cotton/

•  Oct. 20: Cotton and Coffee Cotton Board monthly webinar
Advertising to consumers with Kim Kitchings and Anne David, Cotton Incorporated. Each session includes a 30 minute presentation and concludes with time for discussion and questions. Email Monty (mbain@cottonboard.org) and ask him to register you.

•  Nov. 10: Cotton and Coffee Cotton Board monthly webinar
Ag Research Priorities featuring Kater Hake, Cotton Incorporated. Each session includes a 30 minute presentation and concludes with time for discussion and questions. Email Monty (mbain@cottonboard.org) and ask him to register you.

•  Dec. 1: Cotton and Coffee Cotton Board monthly webinar
U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol with Jesse Daystar, Cotton Incorporated, and Elizabeth King, The Cotton Board. Each session includes a 30 minute presentation and concludes with time for discussion and questions. Email Monty (mbain@cottonboard.org) and ask him to register you.

MSU row crop short course logo• Dec. 7-9: Mississippi State University Row Crop Short Course
Mark your calendars for this event.It’s received rave reviews and just continues to grow in attendance. More details as the event grows closer.

•  Dec. 8-10: Cotton Board & Cotton Incorporated Joint Board Meeting
Don Cesar, St. Pete Beach, Florida

2021

• Jan. 5-7: Beltwide Cotton Conferences – VIRTUAL
With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, event organizers have decided to transition the event to fully virtual – event details

• Jan. 27: Georgia Cotton Commission Annual Meeting and University of Georgia Cotton Production Workshop
More details to come.

• Feb. 9-11: Louisiana Agricultural Consultants Association Annual Meeting
Randolph Riverfront Center, Alexandria, Louisiana. Check back later for more details.

• Feb. 25: Southern Cotton Ginners Association Annual Meeting
Peabody, Hotel, Memphis, Tennessee – event details

• Feb. 26-27: Mid-South Farm & Gin Show
Renasant Convention Center (formerly the Cook Convention Center), Memphis, Tennessee – event details

If you have an event you want listed, please send the information to Cotton Farming Editor Carroll Smith at csmith@onegrower.com.