Agenda

Welcome to the 45th Annual Delta Ag Expo

Bolivar County Exposition Center
601 First Street
Cleveland, Mississippi

Cosponsored By:
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You are invited to the 2018 Delta Ag Expo. The Delta Ag Expo provides farmers and others interested in agriculture an opportunity to see the latest technology in agricultural products, services, and information. You will have the opportunity to view agricultural exhibits, talk with extension research personnel and get up-to-date information for planning your crop year.

Future Expo Dates:

2019: January 16th & 17th
2020: January 15th & 16th
2021: January 13th & 14th

Seminars

Educational seminars featuring outstanding extension, research, and industry professionals will provide the latest research-proven information aimed at assisting producers. Seminars take place in the meeting complex located adjacent to the exhibit hall.

For more information, contact:
Delta Ag Expo Chairman • Bolivar County Extension Agent
Craig Hankins
(662) 588-4742
email: craigh@ext.msstate.edu

Seminar Highlights

  • Future of Auxin Crops in Mississippi
  • Early Season Production Challenges in Corn: Production Issues & Insect Pests
  • Bollworm Issues in Bt Cotton & Other Production Challenges Experienced in 2017
  • Late Season Damage in Soybean
  • Fertility Challenges / Management Strategies for 2018
  • Export Destinations and Agreements
  • 2018 Farm Bill

Exhibits

Over 100 commercial exhibits will represent every phase of agriculture and demonstrate innovative production practices.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Morning Session
10:00 am – 12:00 noon

10:00 am
The Future of Auxin Crops in Mississippi

  • Dr. Jason Bond, Extension/Research Professor, Delta Research & Extension Center
  • Dr. Darrin Dodds, Associate Extension/Research Professor, Plant & Soil Sciences, MSU
  • Dr. Trent Irby, Assistant Extension Professor, Plant & Soil Sciences, MSU

11:00 am
Early Season Production Challenges in Corn: Production Issues & Insect Pests

  • Dr. Angus Catchot, Extension Professor, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Entomology & Plant Pathology, MSU
  • Dr. Don Cook, Assistant Research Professor, Delta Research & Extension Center
  • Dr. Erick Larson, Associate Extension/Research Professor, Plant & Soil Sciences, MSU

Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Afternoon Session
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Bollworm Issues in Bt Cotton & Other Production Challenges Experienced in 2017

  • Dr. Angus Catchot, Extension Professor, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Entomology & Plant Pathology, MSU
  • Dr. Darrin Dodds, Associate Extension/Research Professor, Plant & Soil Sciences, MSU
  • Dr. Jeff Gore, Associate Extension/Research Professor, Delta Research & Extension Center

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Late Season Damage in Soybean: Weather, Redbanded Stink Bug, Pathogens, or Agronomic Factors?

  • Dr. Tom Allen, Associate Extension/Research Professor, Delta Research & Extension Center
  • Dr. Angus Catchot, Extension Professor, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Entomology & Plant Pathology, MSU
  • Dr. Trent Irby, Assistant Extension Professor, Plant & Soil Sciences, MSU
  • Dr. John Orlowski, Assistant Extension/Research Professor, Delta Research & Extension Center

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Fertility Challenges/Management Strategies for 2018

  • Dr. Bobby Golden, Associate Extension/Research Professor, Delta Research & Extension Center

Thursday, January 18, 2018
Morning Session
9:00 am – 12:00 noon

9:00 am
Trading Places – Export Destinations and Agreements

  • Dr. Larry Falconer, Extension Professor, Delta Research & Extension Center

10:00 am
2018 Farm Bill

  • Dr. Keith Coble, Professor & Head, Agricultural Economics, MSU