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  • 2014 Mid-South Farm & Gin Show - new exhibitors, educational seminars

    2014 Mid-South Farm & Gin Show welcomes new exhibitors, features educational seminars

    The 62nd annual Mid-South Farm & Gin Show is scheduled for February 28-March 1, 2014 at the Cook Convention Center, Memphis, TN.  Those two days, more than 400 exhibitors from over 40 states will be on hand showcasing the latest technology and innovation available in agriculture.

    “The Mid-South Farm & Gin Show is an event many companies are clamoring to exhibit at,” says Tim Price, show manager.  “Volatility and the rapid pace of change in agriculture drive many of the new products and services on display at the show. Companies listen to the decision-makers who attend this show each year and develop the products and services they need to continue to do what they do best – produce crops. Farmers attending the Mid-South Farm and Gin Show will have the opportunity to get a firsthand look at what’s new in the industry -- new technology, new products, and other new developments in agriculture.”

    While some of the more than 400 exhibitors at this year’s are returning exhibitors -  some going back to the show’s beginning 62 years ago – a host of new exhibitors will be part of the show for the first time.  “We definitely appreciate the commitment our long-standing exhibitors have to the industry and to interacting with the attendees at this show,” Price notes. “We look forward to seeing them each year. At the same time, we are thrilled so many new and diverse companies want to be part of this show.”

    In addition to the three full floors of exhibits, there will also be educational opportunities.

    Price relates the show was designed to incorporate exhibits and education, providing attendees one place to see the latest technology and innovation, as well as learn about emerging issues and marketing techniques. “If you haven’t decided to attend the 2014 Mid-South Farm and Gin Show, and the opportunity to see the latest innovations and technology doesn’t convince you, perhaps having access to industry experts at Ag Update Seminars, or attending the special seminars will help,” he says.  

    Ag Update Seminars are scheduled for Friday, February 28 and Saturday, March 1, beginning at 8:30 a.m. in the Lobby Meeting Room.  Attendees can expect to hear from incoming chairman of the Cotton Council, Carl Brothers, Riceland Foods, and Joe Nicosia, of Allenberg Cotton. Richard Brock, of Brock Associates will headline the Saturday, March 1, Ag Update seminar, providing his unique perspective on grain marketing, as well as a market outlook.  

    Plans are also in development for the inaugural Mid-South Ag Forum, a seminar bringing together researchers and other industry experts from Mid-South Universities and companies to explore specific issues impacting agriculture.

    All of this information and more is available on the updated mobile app, which can be downloaded from iTunes or from the Android app store. The app features show schedules and updates, speaker biographies, and maps and exhibitor information, all designed to enhance the attendee experience. The Mid-South Farm and Gin Show app is now in its third version, and has proven to be very popular. Regular updates to information will be made to the app during the two-day show.

    Price encourages people to pre-register for the show. “We’re again using online registration to ease the process of on-site printing of name badges. Go to the Farm and Gin Show website (www.farmandginshow.com) click on the “attendee registration” button, complete the form and print out the confirmation form. Bring that form with you to the show and staff on-site will help you complete the process and get your name badge so you can quickly get onto the show floor,” Price says.  Anyone who pre-registers for the show by January 15 will be entered into a drawing for $1,000.

    Show hours are Friday, February 28, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, March 1, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. More information is available at www.farmandginshow.com