NEWS RELEASE

Nation's Leading Ag Educational Conference Is Headed To Baton Rouge In 2019

The 22th Annual National Conservation Systems Cotton & Rice Conference, the Southern Corn & Soybean Conference, the Southern Precision Ag Conference and the Delta States Irrigation Conference are headed to Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Sponsored by Cotton Incorporated, US Rice Producers Association and a production of MidAmerica Farm Publications, the event is scheduled for January 30-February 1, 2019 at the Crowne Plaza, Baton Rouge, LA.

Producers mark your calendar for January 30-February 1, 2019 for what will be the most important conference to attend in 2019 if you want to increase your yields and cut your costs. "This conference has the reputation as being the number one place where all producers can learn the latest production methods and techniques being utilized by the leading ag producers, researchers and the ag industry in the United States," said John LaRose, Chairman of Conference Steering Committee.

The conference is fast becoming the leading source for Certified Crop Consultants to earn Continuing Education Credits (CEU's). The 2018 conference was approved for 68 hours of CEU's by the Certified Crop Advisors Association. It is expected that similar CEU's will be offered in the 2019 conference.

Academic Partners are: University of Arkansas, Mississippi State University, University of Missouri, University of Tennessee, LSU AgCenter, Auburn University and Texas A&M. Technical Partners are USDA-ARS centers in Oxford, MS, Stoneville, MS and Auburn, AL.

Find registration and full details as they become finalized by visiting www.mafg.net .

NEWS RELEASE

United States Congressman Rick Crawford Keynote Speaker Ag Educational Conference

The 22th Annual National Conservation Systems Cotton & Rice Conference, the Southern Corn & Soybean Conference, the Southern Precision Ag Conference and the Delta States Irrigation Conferences are thrilled to announce U.S. Congressman Rick Crawford will be a keynote speaker at the upcoming event.

Crawford is very familiar with the agriculture industry. After military service, Crawford attended Arkansas State University and earned a degree in Agriculture Business and Economics. Crawford's career has primarily focused on agriculture and communications. He has worked as a television news anchor and agri-reporter as well as a marketing manager for one of the largest John Deere dealer groups in North America.

In the U.S. House of Representatives, Crawford, representing Arkansas' first congressional District, serves on three committees including the House Agriculture Committee, the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.

Sponsored by Cotton Incorporated and US Rice Producers Association and is a production of MidAmerica Farm Publications, the event is scheduled for January 31-February 1, 2019 at the Crowne Plaza, Baton Rouge, LA.

The conference is fast becoming the leading source for Certified Crop Consultants to earn Continuing Education Credits (CEU's). The 2018 conference was approved for 68 hours of CEU's by the Certified Crop Advisors Association. It is expected that similar CEU's will be offered in the 2019 conference.

Find registration and full details as they become finalized by visiting www.mafg.net .