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Football great, agriculture topics on field day agenda
STONEVILLE -- Football great D.D. Lewis will be the keynote speaker at the July 15 Agronomic Crops Field Day at Mississippi State University’s Delta Research and Extension Center.
A former Dallas Cowboy linebacker, Lewis was an All-American and Southeastern Conference Player of the Year in 1967 at Mississippi State and was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2001.
Lewis lives in Texas and works for Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan, a fertilizer company. His main duty is working in the company’s community outreach program and speaking in schools about crop nutrients and lessons he has learned in life.
“We are extremely delighted to have Mr. Lewis as our luncheon speaker. He’s a true Bulldog and well-known to fans and friends of Mississippi State,” said Steve Martin, DREC head.
In addition to Lewis, field day participants will be able to hear updates on Mississippi corn, cotton, rice and soybean production as well as fungicide use, weed control resistance and insect management.
Registration begins at 8 a.m. with presentations starting at 8:30. Lunch will be served from 12:15 to 1 p.m.
For more information, contact Jody Stovall, DREC location coordinator, at (662) 686-3216 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Agricultural production in the Mississippi Delta adds nearly $1 billion to the state’s economy annually. The DREC is a component of MSU’s Division of Agriculture, Forestry and Veterinary Medicine.
Writer: Rebekah Ray