Wiregrass Cotton Expo.

Below is the agenda for the Wiregrass Cotton Expo. Pesticide points and CCA points WILL be available. Please help with the publicity by forwarding this e mail to those who you think might be interested. The Expo Committee appreciates your help with publicity.

If you know of any interested Sponsors, Please have them call Brandon Dillard (334-726-3904), Jimmy Jones (334-585-6416) or myself.

Wiregrass Cotton EXPO
March 5th, 2010
National Peanut Festival Fairgrounds – Dothan, Alabama __________________________________________
7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Registration and Exhibitor Show

8:30 - 8:45 Farm Financing Options – Daniel Robinson, Anthony McCarty- FSA

8:50 - 9:15 Cotton Weed Control Options and Coping with Resistant Pigweed – Dr. Mike Patterson, Extension Weed Scientist

9:15 - 9:40 Cotton Market Hedging – Glen Arnold, Arnold Consulting

9:40 - 9:55 Cotton Insect Pest Management – Dr. Ron Smith, Extension Entomologist

9:50 - 10:20 Break - Visit with Exhibitors

10:20 - 10:50 Cotton Variety Update –
AL Pearson – DPL; Jerry Spivey – Fiber Max and Stoneville; AL Wright and Dr. Steve Brown – Phytogen; Ryan McKenzie – CPS
10:50 - 11:10 Crop Weather Forecasting – David Zeirden, Florida Climate Center

11:10 - 11:35 Alabama Department of Agriculture – Ron Sparks

11:35 - 12:05 Grower Panel – local growers talking about local solutions

12:05 Noon Sponsored Lunch
Luncheon Speaker – Congressman Bobby Bright

12:30 p.m. Farm Reports – NRCS, FSA, Rural Development, Extension, ACC

Drawing for Door Prizes will be given away during the meeting. A Shotgun and rifle will be awarded as the Grand Door Prize. Please make plans to mark your calendar!!!!

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