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Agenda

FEBRUARY 25

8:30 am

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Ag Outlook Meeting - Cannon Center Stage 

Cotton Issues 

Ted Schneider, Chairman, National Cotton Council

Sponsored by: 

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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

Sponsored by: 

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9:00 am

Mid-Farm & Gin Show trade show floor is open

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11:00 am

AgLaunch Start-up Station

AgLaunch is bringing its Startup Station back to the Mid-South Farm and Gin Show for a fifth time. 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.    

1:00 pm

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National Cotton Council Farm Bill Seminar: Challenges and Opportunities with the Next Farm Bill -

Reece Langley, Vice President, Washington Operations, National Cotton Council

This seminar will provide an overview and outlook on the challenges and opportunities for the next farm bill that Congress is expected to develop in 2023.  It will include a discussion of the major policy and political drivers in farm policy development in the current budget and political environment.  This will also include an assessment of how the current focus on climate policy, along with the cotton industry’s U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol can be a positive influence for farm policy that will benefit U.S. cotton producers and the entire cotton supply chain. 

2:15 pm

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Climate Friendly Products and Carbon Offsetting: Are Carbon Credits the Next Income Opportunity? 

John Farris, Founder & CEO, AgriCapture and Larry McClendon, Marianna, AR

AgriCapture unlocks additional revenue streams for farmers and landowners through climate-friendly certified product premiums and carbon offsetting projects. Attend this presentation to learn about unexplored opportunities available to landowner and farmer partners including AgriCapture Climate Friendly certifications for cotton, rice, and beef. On-farm carbon credit generation from soil enrichment projects create additional revenue and increase land value. Building on agricultural experience in the Mid-South, a personalized approach and regenerative farming expertise, AgriCapture creates solutions that make sustainable agriculture a win-win-win opportunity.  

2:30 pm

Mid-South NAMA Student Competition

5:00 pm

Mid-South Farm & Gin Show Closes

Agenda

FEBRUARY 26

8:30 am

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Ag Outlook

Richard Brock, Brock Associates, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
 

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

9:00 am

Mid-Farm & Gin Show trade show floor is Open

11:00 am

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The Cottonseed Quality Endorsement – AgriLogic Consulting, LLC

Clif Parks, President and CEO, and Brandon McDonald, Senior Policy Analyst

AgriLogic is currently developing the Cottonseed Quality Endorsement (CQE) insurance program The CQE is designed to provide coverage for such decreases in cottonseed quality due to weather impacts and will work alongside the existing Federal cotton crop insurance programs to provide a more comprehensive array of risk management tools to cotton producers. Once developed and approved by the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation Board of Directors, the CQE will be a federally subsidized crop insurance program available in vulnerable cotton producing counties through Approved Insurance Providers. This seminar will provide insight into the CQE and when producers might be able to take advantage of the program.

12:30 pm

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Special Rice Educational Seminar 

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

Rice rules of thumb may not work so well in 2022. 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.

1:00 pm

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4-H Chopped Meal Preparation Challenge 

4-H members from Arkansas and Tennessee 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!

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: 

Chem Cotton, Indianola Electric Co., KBH Corporation, Kelley Electric, Kimbell Gin Machinery, Lummus Ag Technology, Olam Cotton, Planters Cotton Oil Mill, Signode Packaging Systems, Square Weber LLC, Stover Equipment, Vandergriff American/Sowega MFG, Wildwood Cotton Technologies