Cotton Calendar

2021

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. 

• June 22: University of Florida Precision Ag Cotton Nutrient Field Day
Fulford Farms, Jefferson County, Florida, 9 a.m.-noon – event details

• June 24: LSU AgCenter Patrick F. Taylor Cotton and Grain Field Day
Somerset Plantation, Newellton (Tensas Parish), Louisiana. Registration begins at 8:10 a.m., program begins at 9 a.m. Box lunch provided – event details

• June 29: Mississippi State University webinar: Strategies to manage and measure soil carbon
Noon, CDT. Join Drs. Beth Baker, Larry Oldham, and Keri Jones with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, for a round table discussion about practical strategies for managing and measuring soil carbon in Mid-South production systems. We’ll cover topics ranging from best management practices for building soil carbon, what soil testing laboratories are measuring and what the information means, and how to set realistic soil carbon storage goals given the unique environmental conditions in the Mid-South. The event is free, but you must preregister to receive a link – registration

• July 27: LSU AgCenter Cotton, Corn and Soybean Field Day
Northeast Research Station, St. Joseph, Louisiana, 5-6:30 p.m. – event details

• July 30: Judd Hill Cotton Sustainability Field Day and NRCS training
Judd Hill is located on Arkansas Highway 214, 5 miles south of Trumann, Arkansas. Event will include a catered lunch. It also will follow CDC guidelines – event details

• Aug. 2-12: 40th Texas International Cotton School
Lubbock, Texas. The school will be abiding by social distancing and local and state mandates. In order to do this, the school will be limited to 10 students. Students will be reserved a spot based on a first come, first serve basis of full tuition payment – event details

• Aug. 3-4: Mississippi State University Seed & Agricultural Technology Short Course
Boost Extension Center, MSU Campus, Starkville, Mississippi. The $50 registration fee covers the short course lecture sessions, printed materials, breakfast and lunch each day, and a social/dinner after the first day. – event details

• Aug. 5: Dean Lee Research & Extension Center Agronomics Crop School
4-7 p.m., begins at State Evacuation Center. Topics include walking tours of research plots, variety updates, precision ag demonstration (remote sensing and spray drone), pest management updates and best management practices. Sponsored meal provided. For details, contact: Tara Smith, LSU AgCenter regional director, at 318-473-6520 or tsmith@agcenter.lsu.edu

• Sept. 1: University of Tennessee Cotton Tour
8 a.m. CDT, West Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center at Jackson. More details to come – https://agresearch.tennessee.edu/field-days/

• Sept. 2: Clemson University Edisto REC Field Day
Edisto Research and Education Center, Blackville, South Carolina. Featured crops will be cotton, soybeans, peanuts, corn and grain sorghum. Check back later for more information.

• Oct. 28 (tentative date): University of Arkansas Virtual Corn and Cotton Field Day
Check back later for more information.

2022

• Jan. 4-6, 2022: 2022 Beltwide Cotton Conferences
San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter, San Antonio, Texas

• Jan. 26, 2022: Georgia Cotton Commission Annual Meeting
University of Georgia Tifton Campus Conference Center, Tifton, Georgia

Feb. 11-13, 2022: 2022 National Cotton Council Annual Meeting
Houston, Texas

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