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2020

university of arkansas logo• Through Feb. 21: University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Winter Meetings. Times and subjects vary among locations. Find one close to you that meets your crop interests and schedule – event details

• Through March 9: University of Georgia Cotton County Production Meetings. A few also are combined peanut/cotton meetings – meeting calendar

alabama extension logo• Through March 16: Alabama Cooperative Extension Auxin Training. Registration is $15. Times and locations vary, so choose one near you – event details

north carolina cooperative extension logo•  Through March 26: North Carolina State University Auxin Best Management Practices Training. Attending one of these classes will fulfill the training requirement mandated by federal and 24(c) labels of dicamba-containing products registered for over-the-top use on dicamba-tolerant cotton and soybeans – click to view the schedule

• Jan. 28: Texas A&M High Plains Cotton Conference, Ag Producers Cotton Gin, Spearman, Texas – event details

• Jan. 28: South Carolina Cotton Growers Meeting, Santee Conference Center, 1737 Bass Drive, Santee, South Carolina – event details

• Jan. 29: Arkansas Soil & Water Education Conference & Irrigation Expo, FNB Arena, Jonesboro, Arkansas – event details

• Jan. 29: Georgia Cotton Commission Annual Meeting, UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center, Tifton, Georgia – event details

• Jan. 29: Texas A&M Preplant Producers Meeting, Kuhlman Extension Center, 200 N. Brown Road, Canyon, Texas – event details

north carolina cooperative extension logo•  Jan. 31-Feb. 12: North Carolina State University area cotton meetings. Chose one that’s near you – event details

• Jan. 31: Halifax County, North Carolina, cotton meeting, Halifax County Center, Ferrell Lane, Halifax, North Carolina – event details

• Jan. 31: Northampton Cotton Meeting, Jackson, North Carolina – event details

• Feb. 2: Samson/Johnston/Duplin/Harnett Cotton Meeting, Clinton, North Carolina – event details

• Feb. 4: Bertie Cotton Meeting, Windsor, North Carolina – event details

• Feb. 4: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Llano Estacado Cotton Conference, Bailey County Electric Cooperative, 610 E. American Blvd., Muleshoe, Texas. $15 at the door and includes lunch. Three Texas Department of Agriculture general continuing education units will be issued – event details

• Feb. 4-5: Mississippi Agricultural Consultants Association Annual Conference, Bost Extension Center, Mississippi State University, Starkville, Mississippi – event details

• Feb. 5: Martin County Cotton Meeting, Martin County Farmers Market, Williamston, North Carolina – event details

• Feb. 5: Chowan/Gates/Perquimans Cotton Meeting, North Carolina – event details

• Feb. 6: Wayne County Area Cotton Meeting, North Carolina – event details

• Feb. 6: Jones Area Cotton Meeting, Trenton, North Carolina – event details

• Feb. 6-7: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension’s “Developing This Year’s Marketing Plan for Cotton and Feed Grains” conference, Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 6500 W. Amarillo Blvd., Amarillo, Texas – event details

• Feb. 10: Piedmont Area Cotton Meeting, Albemarle, North Carolina – event details

• Feb. 10: Scotland/Hoke/Robeson Cotton Meeting, Red Springs, North Carolina – event details

• Feb. 11: Wilson/Edgecombe/Nash Cotton Meeting, North Carolina – event details

• Feb. 11: Hereford County Cotton Meeting, Winton, North Carolina – event details

• Feb. 11: Oklahoma State University Crops Clinic, Oklahoma Panhandle Research and Extension Center, Goodwell, Oklahoma. CEUs offered – event details

• Feb. 11-13: World Ag Expo, Tulare, California – event details

• Feb. 12-13: Farmer-to-Farmer Conservation Field Day. This event is for farmers seeking practical insights on how to make conservation work while keeping their farms profitable. It includes a full day of farm visits (Feb. 12) and a half day of focused conversation (Feb. 13). CEUs available. Organized by Mississippi State University, University of Kentucky, Arkansas Discovery Farms, University of Illinois, University of Wisconsin-Madison and Wisconsin Discovery Farms. Registration is required, but it is free – event details and registration

LACA logo• Feb. 12-14: Louisiana Agricultural Technology & Management Conference, Paragon Casino Resort, Marksville, Louisiana – event details

• Feb. 13: Blacklands Cotton Meeting, North Carolina – event details

• Feb. 13: Pitt Cotton Meeting, North Carolina – event details

• Feb. 13: Cotton Focus meeting at the West Tennessee Research and Education Center in Jackson, Tennessee, beginning at 8 a.m. For more information, contact the center at wtrec@utk.edu

•  Feb. 14-16: NCC Annual Meeting, Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, New Orleans, Louisiana – event details

• Feb. 20: Arkansas State University Agribusiness Conference. A-State 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 presentations on the Arkansas economy, agricultural legal issues, and agricultural policy. Lunch will be served in the First National Bank Arena at noon. Afternoon sessions include presentations on the commodity, credit and farmland markets. A complete conference program and on-line registration is available at https://www.astate.edu/. There is no registration fee. For more information contact Astate_Agribus_Conf@astate.edu or 870-972-3221.

• Feb. 25: Healthy Soils | Sustainable Cotton, Hoots BBQ, McGehee, Arkansas. This one-day workshop includes classroom learning, grower panel discussion and a nearby farm successfully using cover crops. Lunch will be provided – event details

• Feb. 25-26: Inaugural Great Plains Cotton Conference, Red Roof Inn – Airport, Wichita, Kansas. The 30-minute auxin training session listed for noon, Feb. 25, isn’t part of the official cotton conference. But Dr. Todd Baughman of Oklahoma State University offered to give it since he was going to be at the conference anyway. The conference brings in experts from throughout the Mid-South to discuss different cotton issues – event details Questions? Contact OSU cotton Extension specialist Seth Byrd at seth.byrd@okstate.edu

• Feb. 28-29: 68th Annual Mid-South Farm & Gin Show, Cook Convention Center, Memphis, Tennessee – event details

•  March 2-4: Cotton Board Meeting, Loews Vanderbilt, Nashville, Tennessee

• March 5: Mid-South Agricultural Trade Conference, UT Martin Boling University Center in Martin, Tennessee. The conference is being hosted by the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture, UT Extension, UT Martin and the Tennessee Department of Agriculture – event details

•  March 18: Staplcotn Board of Directors Meeting, Greenwood, Mississippi – event details

•  April 2-3: TCGA Annual Meeting and Trade Show, Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, Lubbock, Texas – event details

•  May 18-20: National Cottonseed Products Association Annual Meeting, Destin, Florida – event details

•  June 9-11: Cotton Incorporated Board Meeting, Omni Mandalay Bay, Dallas, Texas

•  June 17: Staplcotn Board of Directors Meeting, Greenwood, Mississippi – event details

•  Aug. 4-6: Cotton Board & Cotton Incorporated Joint Board Meeting, The Phoenician, Scottsdale Arizona

•  Aug. 26-28: NCC Mid-Year Board Meeting, Omni Louisville Hotel, Louisville, Kentucky

•  Sept. 16: Plains Cotton Growers Association Annual Meeting and Board of Directors Meeting, Lubbock, Texas – event details

•  Sept. 16: Staplcotn Board of Directors Meeting, Greenwood, Mississippi – event details

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

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