The annual Southeast Cotton Conference is on tap for Jan. 25, 2005, in Rocky Mount, N.C., at the Nash Community College. The conference provides a mid-winter break for farmers to discuss the coming season and reflect on the past season.

Sponsored by the Southeast Farm Press, the conference is a forum for upper Southeast growers to discuss issues related to cotton marketing and production.

The cost of the conference is $20 at the door, $10 in advance. Breakfast and lunch are included in the cost.

Application is being made for Certified Crop Advisors CEUs and pesticide credits with the North Carolina Department of Agriculture.

The spacious facilities of the Business and Industry Center on the campus of Nash Community College in Rocky Mount, N.C., provide an ideal location for the conference. Growers have a chance to interact with both exhibitors and speakers during the conference.

This year's conference features “Cotton in a New Era;” discussion about new cotton technology that's arrived or on the horizon; and updates from experts with the Extension services at North Carolina State University, Clemson University and Virginia Tech.

Growers will also share production experiences at the conference.

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