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Delta Station field day changed to help attendees
STONEVILLE – Mississippi State University is making several changes this year to the field day schedule in Stoneville to accommodate participants’ needs.
Steve Martin, head of MSU’s Delta Research and Extension Center, said they are breaking with tradition by splitting the event into two days with two crop focuses. They also have changed meeting times from mornings to afternoons.
The July 19 field day will focus on soybeans and corn. The July 31 event will highlight rice.
For the past several years, the DREC has hosted a single field day with breakout sessions devoted to cotton, corn, rice and soybean.
“We are implementing a different schedule with our field days this year that we think will prove beneficial for producers, commodity suppliers and researchers,” Martin said. “Focusing on specific crops on separate days will allow for more specific crop presentations and better producer interactions.”
Registration will begin at 2 p.m., with trailer tours of field plots beginning at 3:30 p.m. A reception will follow at 5:45 p.m. at the Delta Council building in Stoneville.
For more information on the field days or to preregister, visit http://www.msucares.com/drec. Preregistration is required to be eligible for door prizes.
Direct questions to Charles Smith at (662) 686-3207 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Writer: Dr. Rebekah Ray