(Memphis, Tenn., September 6, 2018) – The 67th annual Mid-South Farm & Gin Show is set for March 1-2, 2019 at the Cook Convention Center, Memphis, Tenn. The south’s premier show offers attendees the opportunity to see what’s new in the industry and hear from respected leaders, according to Timothy Price, show manager.
“We are expecting a bumper crop of new products and services at the 2019 show,” Price said. “Farmers and others interested in the latest technology are encouraged to attend to see what’s available to help them produce and market their crops.”
Ag Update seminars are scheduled for Friday and Saturday. Industry experts including Joe Nicosia, Louis Dreyfus, will headline the Ag Update seminar on Friday, March 1. Richard Brock, Brock Associates, will provide a grain marketing outlook and recommendations at the Ag Update on Saturday, March 2. Both sessions begin at 8:30 AM.
“These sessions go beyond the basic market outlook to provide marketing strategies and technology to help farmers develop the skills they need to meet new and emerging challenges,” Price said. “We continue to see market volatility; these experts will provide an outlook and direction for the future.”
The Mid-South Farm and Gin Show has been a mainstay in Memphis, for more than 65 years, a testament to the strength of the industry, Price says, and the resiliency of farmers throughout the area. “Each year thousands of decision-makers from all across the US attend this show,” Price says. “In times of uncertainty and anxiety, the show provides a comforting event, a place to connect with others they may see only in this one place. It’s an annual tradition for many, many families.”
Price says the 2019 show features many small and mid-sized companies with a long history of exhibiting at the show. “Some of our exhibitors have been in the show for decades. Some have exhibited since the show launched in 1952. We also have companies that are just getting started, displaying their products and services. We’re fortunate to have the space to showcase modern, progressive agriculture,” he said.
The Mid-South Farm and Gin Show is sponsored by Southern Cotton Ginners Association and Foundation and Delta Farm Press, and regularly attracts approximately 20,000 domestic and international decision-makers. “Those attending the show, on average grow cotton, soybeans, corn, wheat, rice, and raise livestock,” Price says. “We know, year-in and year-out that over two-thirds of those attending this show make purchasing decisions within six months of the show.”
Hours for the 2019 Mid-South Farm & Gin Show are Friday, March 1, 9:00 AM to 5 PM, and 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM on Saturday, March 2. For additional information, contact Price at 901.947.3104 or visit the official show website at www.farmandginshow.com