In the News - January 2013
Janet Carson, rice/soy meeting and stars of Swamp People at Feb. 1 Regional Agri Expo
- Regional Agri Expo at Wynne set for Feb. 1
- Expo features gardening guru Janet Carson and stars of "Swamp People,"
- Admission is free; for more information about rice/soybean production meeting, contact
Cross Co. Extension Office at 870-238-5745
- For more information about the Swamp People, contact the Cross County Chamber of Commerce, 870-587-4556
LITTLE ROCK – Farmers, homeowners and fans of the hit TV show “Swamp People” won’t want to miss this year’s Regional Agri Expo, set for Feb. 1 at the Tech Center for the Delta in Wynne.
The morning session of the Agri Expo opens with registration at 7:15 a.m. for the annual Cross County Rice and Soybean Production meeting. The Tech Center is located at 1790 N. Falls Blvd.
“The Expo will include educational sessions on rice and soybean production, along with an update on the Farm Bill from Congressman Rick Crawford,” said Richard Klerk, Cross County extension agent for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. “Continuing education credits are available for some of the presentations.”
The agenda includes:
- Rice varieties and update, Lance Schmidt, extension area rice agronomist, University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture
- Rice/soybean insects, Glenn Studebaker, extension entomologist
- Rice diseases, Yeshi Wamishe, Assistant Professor, Plant Pathology
- Rice soils and N-ST*R, or Nitrogen Soil Test for Rice, Rick Norman, Professor, Crop and Soil Science
- Soybean update, Chris Grimes, Soybean/wheat verification coordinator
- Discovery Farm findings, Mike Daniels, extension water quality and nutrient management specialist
- Soybean diseases, Travis Faske, extension plant pathologist
- Soybean weed control, Bob Scott, extension weed specialist
- Rice weed control, Bob Scott
- “Growing a Bountiful Garden Harvest,” Janet Carson, extension horticulture specialist. Carson’s session is at 5 p.m., with a question and answer session at 6 p.m.
Stars of the History Channel’s “Swamp People,” will be on hand for Expo’s afternoon session. Tickets to visit with the Swamp People are $12, but the first 100 producers who pre-register for the morning meeting will get a free Swamp People ticket.
To learn more about crop production, contact your county extension office, or visit www.uaex.edu or arkansascrops.com.
The Cooperative Extension Service is part of the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture and offers its programs to all eligible persons regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, marital or veteran status, or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
January 25, 2013
By The Cooperative Extension Service
U of A System Division of Agriculture
Media Contact: Mary Hightower
Extension Communications Specialist
U of A Division of Agriculture
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