While we try to be as accurate as possible, the coronavirus has created an ever-changing landscape. Please check with event organizers to make sure it is still planned before heading out.
• Jan. 5, 2022: Evangeline Parish Rice and Soybean Production School
Crawfish Barn, 1789 Mayeauxville Rd., Ville Platte, Louisiana. Registration opens at 7:30 a.m. The program will begin at 8 a.m. with various LSU AgCenter specialists covering topics related to rice, soybean and crawfish production. Topics will include 2021 rice production overview and looking into 2022, 2022 recommended rice varieties, rice disease management, herbicide recommendations, rice insect management, market outlook for rice and soybeans, crawfish production and soybean production. A meal will be provided. This year’s program will offer a recertification of any Private Pesticide Applicator who needs recertification for this year. They will need to attend the ENTIRE meeting from 8 a.m.–12:30 p.m. and pay the $25 fee to the La. Department of Agriculture and $15 fee to the LSU AgCenter. MUST BE TWO SEPARATE PAYMENTS (once check to LSU AgCenter for $15 and one check to LDAF for $25, NO CASH will be accepted (NO EXCEPTIONS); all payments must be check or money order – agenda
• Jan. 6, 2022: Acadia Parish LSU AgCenter Annual Agriculture Production Meeting
The Acadia Parish LSU AgCenter Extension Office (157 Cherokee Dr. in Crowley). The program will begin at 8:30 a.m. with various LSU AgCenter specialists covering topics related to rice, soybean and crawfish production. Topics will include 2021 rice production overview and looking into 2022, 2022 recommended rice varieties, rice disease management, herbicide recommendations, rice insect management, market outlook for rice and soybeans, crawfish production and soybean production. A meal will be provided. Questions? Email Jeremy Hebert at JPHebert@agcenter.lsu.edu
• Jan. 6, 2022: Acadia Parish LSU AgCenter Private Pesticide Recertification
The Acadia Parish LSU AgCenter will host private pesticide recertifications for those who are in need of recertifying. The first private pesticide recertification will begin at 1 p.m. on Jan. 6 and should conclude at 2:30 p.m. We will also host another private pesticide recertification on Feb. 22, and this one will begin at 9 a.m. and should conclude at 10:30 a.m.. You must be present for the full 90-minute session to be recertified. The cost for the private pesticide recertification will be $25 with check payable to LDAF and $15 with check payable to LSU AgCenter; you must pay with two checks. If you are attending a pesticide recertification, please show up 20-30 minutes prior to the start of the recertification to get registered; this will allow us to start the recertification program at the designated time. Questions? Email Jeremy Hebert at JPHebert@agcenter.lsu.edu
• Jan. 6, 2022: LSU AgCenter Central Region Crops and Cattle Forum
State Evacuation Center near the LSUA campus in Alexandria, Louisiana. Topics include cattle, corn, soybeans, wheat, pasture weed control and managing pesticide drift. Registration begins at 7:45; program begins at 8:20 a.m. The forum will start with a presentation on row crop weed management. The program will conclude with the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry providing a private pesticide applicator recertification at noon. – event details
• Jan. 6-Feb. 25, 2022: University of Missouri Extension Private Pesticide Applicator Training
Choose from different in-person locations or online presentations – event schedule
• Jan. 7, 2022: Tri-State Soybean Meeting
This has returned to an in-person event to be held at the Delta Research and Extension Center, Stoneville, Mississippi – event details
• Jan. 10-March 1, 2022: University of Arkansas Winter Production Meetings
The University of Arkansas is returning to in-person winter production meetings. They will be located throughout the state and cover various commodities – meeting schedule
• Jan. 18-19, 2022: 2022 Alabama Row Crops Short Course
Embassy Suites by Hilton Montgomery Hotel & Conference Center, Montgomery, Alabama. Topics to be covered at the short course include:
– Crop Market Outlook.
– Climate Impacts on Row Crop Production.
– Resistant Weed Management.
– Precision Nutrient Management.
– High-Yield Farmer Panels.
– And More!
The Alabama Row Crops Short Course will directly follow the Alabama Soybean and Corn Association Meeting, which takes place on the morning of Jan. 18 at the same location. For your convenience, you can register for the Alabama Row Crops Short Course and/or the Alabama Soybean and Corn Association meeting at: www.aces.edu/go/2022ARCSC. The event is free but you must register to ensure enough food.
• Jan. 26, 2022: 24th Annual Arkansas Soil & Water Education Conference and Expo
This event will be virtual due to COVID-19 – event details
• Feb. 9-11, 2022: Louisiana Agricultural Technology & Management Conference
Paragon Casino Resort, Marksville, Louisiana – event details and registration
• Feb. 16, 2022: Arkansas State University 2022 Agribusiness Conference
The meeting will feature a general session, followed by commodity-specific break-out sessions. It will end with a luncheon. Some portions of the conference will be also be available online. The general session will be held at the Fowler Center Riceland Hall, ASU Campus, Jonesboro, Arkansas. The break-out sessions and lunch will be held at the First National Bank Arena – event details
• Feb. 22-23, 2022: 2022 Future Legacy Young & Beginning Farmers Conference
Wyndham Riverfront Hotel, North Little Rock, Arkansas. This two-day event is hosted by Farm Credit Associations of Arkansas. The conference is free and open to young (age 40 or younger) and beginning (farming 10 years or less) farmers in Arkansas – event details and application
• Feb. 25-26, 2022: 70th annual Mid-South Farm and Gin Show
Renasant Convention Center (formerly the Cook Convention Center), Memphis, Tennessee — event details
• September 22-23: Southeast Texas Urban Ag & Farm Safety Summit
Gerald D. Young Agricultural Sciences Center, 5801 Katy Hockley Cut Off Road, Katy, TX 77493
Join in for a great opportunity to network and learn new information on farm technology. New and Existing landowners will get new information on crops, technology, and farm business and practices at the upcoming summit. Check here for more event details and to register.
• September 30: The Future of Urban Food Systems Summit
The event will run from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the University of Houston-Downtown, 315 N. Main St.
This summit is geared towards understanding the challenges brought on by food insecurity experienced nationwide. Check here for more event details and to register.