Mississippi State University Row Crop Short Course
December 4 – 6, 2017
The 2017 Row Crop Short Course will be held at the Cotton Mill Conference Center near the campus of Mississippi State University on December 4 – 6, 2017.
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.
- 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
Room rate is 129.00. Mention the row crop short course for the blocked rooms and rate.
- Comfort Suites
Room rate is 129.00 and includes warm continental breakfast. Mention the row crop short course for the blocked rooms and rate.
Room rate is 119.00. Mention the row crop short course for the blocked rooms and rate.
Other motels within a short driving distance:
- Hilton Garden Inn
For more information, contact Kathy Johnson - (662) 325-2701 - Kjohnson@pss.msstate.edu
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Larry Falconer, agricultural economist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, said early forecasts predict national yields near last year’s 7,400 pounds per acre.
“National acreage is up about 20 percent. In Mississippi, the increase is slightly more at 23 percent,” Falconer said. “It helped that, at planting time, prices were slightly better than the previous year.”
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The MSU Extension Service and Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station will host the event at the Pontotoc Ridge-Flatwoods Branch Experiment Station, located at 8320 Highway 15 South in Pontotoc County.
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Just because something happens by chance doesn’t mean it’s a bad idea.
After more than a decade of farming with traditional methods, Donald Gant started no-till farming in 1981 on some rented ground.
Photo by Jonathan Parrish
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