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March 1

7:30 am

Shuttle bus service from The Peabody, Doubletree, and other downtown hotels to Convention Center

8:30 am


Ag Outlook Meeting - Cannon Center Stage 

Cotton Issues 

Patrick Johnson, Jr, Vice Chairman, National Cotton Council


Outlook for U.S. and World Cotton

Joe Nicosia, Senior Head, Cotton and Merchandising Platforms and Executive Vice President of Louis Dreyfus Commodities LLC, Cordova, TN

9:00 am

Mid-Farm & Gin Show trade show floor is open

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10:30 am

AgLaunch Start-up Station - Room 102 Level 1 Lobby 

AgLaunch is bringing its Startup Station back to the Mid-South Farm and Gin Show for a seventh year. The Startup Station will host some of the most innovative ag tech entrepreneurs from across the country to showcase how their ideas will shape the future of food and agriculture. It serves as the culmination of Phase II of the AgLaunch365 programming, a farm-centric model that supports ag tech companies with real-world solutions addressing on-farm issues by connecting them to farmers.           

11:00 am

Mid-South Agricultural Trade Conference Room 115 Level 1 Lobby
Hosted by University of Tennessee Martin, Tennessee Department of Agriculture, University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture and University of Tennessee Extension

The 2024 Mid-South Agricultural Trade Conference seeks to inform farmers, agribusinesses, and agricultural leaders in Tennessee and the Mid-South about the role and significance of international trade on local agricultural production, global markets and economies, as well as increase awareness of agricultural exporting tools and resources. Experts on trade as well as State and National commodity leaders will provide context on today’s changing trade landscape. Speaker line-up and additional breakout sessions will be communicated through social media and the show mobile app. 

2:30 pm

Mid-South NAMA Student Competition – Room 102A Level 1 Lobby

5:00 pm

Mid-South Farm & Gin Show Closes


March 2

7:30 am

Shuttle bus service from The Peabody, Doubletree, and other downtown hotels to Convention Center

8:30 am


Ag Outlook - Cannon Center Stage

Richard Brock, Brock Associates, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Brock will provide a grain market outlook and his unique insight into grain marketing and the challenges farmers will face in the year ahead

Special $500 cash attendance prize. Prize will be awarded by end of seminar. Must be present to win

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9:00 am

Mid-Farm & Gin Show trade show floor is Open

11:00 am

Southern Cotton Ginners Association Safety Luncheon –

Room 114 Level 1 Lobby

12:00 pm

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Mid-South 4-H Food Pantry Contest

4-H members from five states will compete in a food challenge at the Mid-South Farm and Gin Show to demonstrate their knowledge and skills as it relates to preparing a healthy meal with items commonly found in a local food pantry. Contest will emphasize limiting food waste, food efficiency, and healthiness of a meal. Attend the award ceremony to see the winning recipes and the top three 4-H Chopped teams!

12:30 pm

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Rice Marketing Educational Seminar 

Room 101 Level 1

Milo Hamilton, Co-founder and Senior Agricultural Economist of Firstgrain, Inc. 

and John Anderson, Rice Consultant for Firstgrain, Inc.

Rice rules of thumb may not work so well in 2024. Is the price of rice shaking your world? Is the cost of growing it shaking your world? This workshop looks at the rice price as trapped between uncertain input costs and other factors you may never have thought about before. We will be in Memphis to help you sort through your new crop rice price outlook.

2:00 pm

Linked Cotton – Fiber Quality Field Mapping System - Room 102

A solution developed by PCT Agcloud and available exclusively via the John Deere Dealer network,

Linked Cotton™ enables growers to clearly understand the impact on quality from management,

agronomic influences and variety.

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4:30 pm

Mid-South Farm & Gin Show Closes

9:00 pm

The Jamboree (Adults only, please) Everyone Welcome! Cash Bar - The Peabody Hotel, Grand Ballroom 

Music by: The Krackerjacks, the party band of the South  


Brought to you by Jamboree Sponsors: 

Bank First, Greenbridge, Indianola Electric Co, Langston Company, Lubbock Electric Co, Lummus Ag Technology, McCleskey Saw & Machine, MTS Kimbell, Olam Agri, Planters Cotton Oil Mill, Signode Packaging, Square Weber LLC, Vandergriff American

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