The Wiregrass Cotton Expo, one of the Deep South’s most comprehensive annual cotton meetings, is slated for Jan. 30 at the Coffee County Farm Center in New Brockton, Ala.

The meeting, in its eighth year, serves cotton producers in Alabama, Georgia and Florida.

William Birdsong, a cotton agronomist with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, says the expo, is at its core, an educational seminar.

“Growers say they attend the Expo yearly because it gives them an excellent opportunity to learn new crop management techniques, as well as learn about cutting-edge developments in cotton research,” says Birdsong.

Registration for the meeting, which is sponsored by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, begins at 7:30 a.m.

Shannon Norwood, Extension precision agriculture specialist, will be joined by Michael Starling, a Shorterville cotton farmer, and industry representatives to discuss the advantages of using precision agriculture and the latest technology.

Ben Moore, district conservationist with the Natural Resource Conservation Service, will discuss conservation programs for agriculture, while James Waller, Congressman Terry Everett’s agriculture legislative aid, will update farmers on the 2007 farm bill.

Producers also will hear from a number of companies on the latest in both seed and equipment technology.

For more information about the Expo, contact William Birdsong at(334) 693-3800.