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Corn, sorghum, soy producer conferences set for Jan. 6, 8

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    • Corn, sorghum, soybean production conferences set for Jan. 6, 8
    • Jan. 6 set for fairgrounds at Jonesboro
    • Jan. 8 set for Dumas Community Center

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LITTLE ROCK – The just-approved EnlistTM and Roundup Ready XtendTM weed control systems are part of the agenda for the Corn, Grain Sorghum and Soybean Producer Conferences set for Jan. 6 at Jonesboro and Jan. 8 in Dumas.

The Jan. 6 session will be held at the fairgrounds in Jonesboro, and the Jan. 8 session at the Dumas Community Center. There is no cost to attend and no need to register in advance.

“This is an opportunity for producers to learn about these two brand-new technologies and the research that has been done by our scientists on these two systems,” said Jason Kelley, extension wheat and feed grains agronomist for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.  (See:

Registration for both sessions begins at 8 a.m. Lunch will be served at noon. This year’s agenda includes updates from West Higginbotham, chairman of the Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board, and Trent Dabbs, chairman of the Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Board. 

    • 8:45 a.m. - Saving Costs Without Cutting Yields - Kelley and U of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture Extension Soybean Agronomist Jeremy Ross
    • 9:45 a.m. - Improving Irrigation Efficiency - Chris DeClark, Delta Plastics
    • 10:45 a.m. - Direct Marketing Options for Grain and Soybeans - Representatives of Ozark Mountain Poultry, PECO, Nutt Co., Southern Growers Marketing, Inc., and Grainster.
    • 1 p.m.  - Enlist and RR Xtend Weed Control System - Extension Weed Scientist Bob Scott
    • 1:40 p.m. - Panel discussion on Choosing the Right Seed - Armor Seed, Cache River Valley Seed and Progeny Seed
    • 2:30 p.m. - Regulations Surrounding Drone Use - Doug Campbell, unmanned aerial systems specialist for Middle Tennessee State.

For more information about crop production, your county extension office or visit,

The Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action institution. If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate or need materials in another format, please contact your County Extension office (or other appropriate office) as soon as possible. Dial 711 for Arkansas Relay.

The Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service offers its programs to all eligible persons regardless of race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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By The Cooperative Extension Service
U of A System Division of Agriculture

Media Contact: Mary Hightower
Dir. of Communication Services
U of A Division of Agriculture
Cooperative Extension Service
(501) 671-2126

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