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USTR Chief Agriculture Negotiator Ambassador Gregg Doud Keynote Speaker 23rd Annual National Conservation Systems Conferences

MEMPHIS, TENN.
The National Conservation Systems Conferences Chairman John LaRose is pleased to announce that Ambassador Gregg Doud from the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) has accepted the invitation to keynote the 23th Annual National Conservation Systems Conferences to be held at the Hilton Hotel & Convention Center in Memphis, Tennessee on January 30 & 31, 2020.

The Annual event includes the National Conservation Systems Cotton and Rice Conference, the Delta States Irrigation Conference, Southern Corn and Soybean Conference and the Southern Precision Ag Conference. The conferences bring together farmers, land grant universities and allied industries with an extensive list of topics aimed at enhancing farm profitability. Hundreds of farmers representing millions of acres attend each year.

The conference is produced by MidAmerica Farm Publication, AgWiki.com and is sponsored by Cotton Incorporated and US Rice Producers Association (USRPA). Co-Sponsored by United Soybean Board, Mid-South Soybean Board, Mississippi Water Resources Research Institute and Missouri Rice Council. The conferences are Co-Sponsored by Land Grant Universities from Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee and Texas.

Ambassador Doud is the Chief Agriculture Negotiator for the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, he was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on March 1, 2018. Raised on a farm in Kansas, Ambassador Doud has a long distinguished career in agriculture production, policy and trade. Prior to his appointment to the USTR, Doud was the President of the Commodity Markets Council and was a Senior Staff member of the Senate Agriculture Committee for Senators Pat Roberts and Thad Cochran.

"Given the current world trade issues and International market conditions for our famers, we are thrilled with the opportunity to have Ambassador Doud speak this year," said USRPA President Dwight Roberts. "Ambassador Doud is on the front line for U.S. agriculture and it's important for producers to hear his assessment of the challenges we are facing in the world marketplace," added Roberts. For registration and information go to www.nctd.net
Grower Registration Fee Reduced For Upcoming 2020 Ag Production Conferences

The 23rd Annual National Conservation Systems Cotton & Rice Conference, Delta States Irrigation Conference, Southern Corn & Soybean Conference and the Southern Precision Ag Conference will be held at the Hilton Hotel and Convention Center in Memphis, TN on January 30 & 31, 2020.
According to Steering Committee Chairman, John LaRose Sr., "Due to the 2019 ag economy, we decided to do our part in making sure growers can attend the upcoming conferences. The general registration fee will be discounted $90.00 for growers."
REGISTRATION Includes Thursday morning Continental Breakfast, Opening Day Round Table Luncheon, and Thursday evening Social Reception which includes Hors d'oeuvres and drinks, Friday morning hot and cold Continental Breakfast, Drinks & Snacks during all Breaks, Entrance to All Breakout Sessions.
Register now until January 25, 2020 online at www.mafg.net, onsite at the Hilton Conference Center in Memphis, TN on January 29 & 30, 2020 or email registration form to rmoll@mafg.net .
Register now until January 25, 2020 online at www.mafg.net onsite at the Hilton Conference Center in Memphis, TN on January 29 & 30, 2020 or email registration form to rmoll@mafg.net.