The Farm Press Southeast Cotton Conference will be held Jan. 28, 2003, at the Business and Industry Center on the campus of Nash Community College in Rocky Mount, N.C.

The change of venue is designed to benefit growers and exhibitors. The facility has separate meeting areas for conference speakers and exhibitors. Breaks and a sponsored lunch are planned during the day to accommodate networking opportunities between farmers and exhibitors.

While the venue should offer an added benefit to growers, the program being worked on contains the same cutting-edge topics producers have come to expect in the past from the Farm Press conference. Previously, the conference was held at the State Fairgrounds in Raleigh.

Producers attending the conference will have an opportunity to hear cotton experts from South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia speak on topics ranging from cotton insect control, irrigation, fertility and farm program opportunities.

Extension specialists will offer a recap of this year's drought-plagued crop, focusing on problems producers faced during the year, and looking ahead to the 2003 season.

As in the past, the conference features farmer-to-farmer talks on topics that could help your bottom line.

This year, the conference will feature a discussion about the second wave of technology in cotton varieties and how farmers can best manage the new technology to their benefit.

With the anticipated release of Bollgard II and Liberty Link in cotton next season, the discussion will be both timely and pertinent.

The 2003 Southeast Cotton Conference promises to offer the same timely, reliable information cotton producers have come to expect in the past.

Join us Jan. 28, 2003, at the Business and Industry Center on the campus of Nash Community College in Rocky Mount, N.C., for the Southeast Cotton Conference.