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December 2 – 4, 2019

The 2019 Row Crop Short Course will be held at the Cotton Mill Conference Center near the campus of Mississippi State University on December 2 – 4, 2019.

Lunch will be provided each day. Additionally, a social mixer and dinner will be held Monday evening at the Cotton Mill Conference Center.  A social event and steak/shrimp dinner will be held at 6 p.m. at the Cotton Mill Conference Center on Tuesday.  All meals are provided free of charge if you preregister prior to November 27th.  Registration after November 27th, including at the door is $40 which includes all meals.

  •  2019 Row Crop Short Course Preliminary Program (PDF)

Registration

  • Register online until November 27th.
  • Registration after November 27th, including at the door will be $40 per person.  As in years past, lunch and dinner will be provided free of charge for those that preregister.

We have blocks of rooms available at the following hotels:

Courtyard by Marriott

  • 662-338-3116, press “0” zero for the local office and mention the row crop short course for the blocked reservation.
  • ​Room rate is 129.00. 

Comfort Suites

  • Room rate is 119.00 and includes warm continental breakfast. Mention the row crop short course for the blocked rooms and rate.

For more information, contact Kathy Johnson - (662) 325-2701 - Kjohnson@pss.msstate.edu
 

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