The Mid-South Farm & Gin Show, to be held in Memphis March 2-3, will give growers and ginners a firsthand look at a broad array of new ag products and technologies.
It will be the 55th year for the event that draws thousands to the downtown Cook Convention Center to see the industry's latest offerings.
Also featured will be Ag Update seminars that will focus on the outlook for the major Mid-South crops, as well as key farm issues and legislation.
As usual, the 2007 show is expected to be a sellout, says Tim Price, executive vice-president for the Southern Cotton Ginners, sponsor for the event.
“We've had a tremendous amount of interest by exhibitors and all our showrooms will be filled with companies offering a wide range of products and services.
“Since our show comes just before the start of the new season, it will offer growers an opportunity to interact with industry suppliers and to get the latest information for use in making key crop management decisions.”
Hundreds of exhibits
This year's show, which is co-sponsored by Delta Farm Press, is expected to have more than 400 exhibits, Price says, running the gamut from the latest equipment, to seed, chemicals, and services.
“There are many exciting developments in terms of technology, biotechnology, and other new products, and everyone will have a chance to discuss these developments with company representatives.
“We will have many new exhibitors, bringing a new array of products,” Price says, “and a lot of our every-year exhibitors are increasing their space, so it's going to be a very diverse show spanning all the major Mid-South crops.
“While we're proud of the cotton and ginning heritage of the show, it has evolved over the years into a stage for exhibitors representing all of our crops. We believe it is the premier indoor farm show in the South.”
“Memphis is a fun place for the entire family to spend a weekend,” Price says, “and we hope everyone will mark their calendars and plan to come and be a part of this year's big show March 2-3.”
Coinciding with the show is the annual meeting of the Southern Cotton Ginners Association and its member associations from Louisiana, Tennessee, Mississippi, and Arkansas-Missouri, and a number of ginner events are held during the week of the show.