The 24th Annual Conservation Systems Cotton & Rice Conference, the Southern Corn & Soybean Conference, the Southern Precision Ag Conference and the Delta States Irrigation Conference are headed for a “Virtual Conference”.

After visiting with the Sponsors and numerous Delta States University personal, the steering committee has made the decision to prepare for and create Virtual Conferences instead of live conferences, which were originally scheduled for January 10-12, 2021 at the Embassy Suites Conference Center in Jonesboro, Arkansas.

Presently the Arkansas Secretary of Health has a restriction on the Embassy Suite Conference Center in Jonesboro, Arkansas, where they can only operate at 66 percent capacity. University of Arkansas and most other Delta States Universities have a restriction on personal, where they are only able to attend meetings of 50 people or less. This situation is unlikely to change in the near future.

Present plan are to make the Virtual Conferences available to the public free of charge somewhere around the first (1st) of February 2021. The final date will be announced later. There will be approx. 110 speaker presentations, and over 50 CEU’s (all disciplines) will be available for Certified Crop Advisors. 

Sponsored by Cotton Incorporated, US Rice Producers Association, and a production of MidAmerica Farm Publications. Academic Partners are: University of Arkansas, Mississippi State University, University of Missouri, University of Tennessee, LSU AgCenter, Auburn University and Texas A&M. Technical Partners are USDA-ARS centers in Oxford, MS, Stoneville, MS and Auburn, AL. Ag Media Co-Sponsors Delta Farm Press.

Plans are being made to hold the 25th Annual Conservation Systems Conferences at the Embassy Suites Conference Center, Jonesboro, Arkansas in 2022.