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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.

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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.

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
    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.
    Hampton Inn
    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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STONEVILLE, Miss. -- Mississippi growers will produce about 20 percent more rice this year, mostly thanks to additional acres planted over 2017’s total.

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.

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Contacts

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