Showtime is back south!

Carol Smith,

The Mid-South Farm & Gin Show is a landmark event that has taught and entertained the agricultural community for decades. The doors open this year on February 25 on its 70th anniversary – a significant milestone!

Several generations of southern families packed their suitcases, wore blue suede shoes and traveled to Memphis, Tennessee to walk the aisles at the Gene Show, filling gifts with trinkets and exploring the latest and greatest products and services to make them more profitable. This is a tradition in the south.

For many, many years we have memorized our route around the Cook Convention Center. We all know to go to Helena’s booth to take hot popcorn, bring the kids to pose for photos on new farm machinery and meet face to face with hundreds of vendors who have worked so hard to find ways to make farmers more affluent.

Last year we missed a physical presence at the Mid-South Farm & Gin Show due to the COVID pandemic. However, Tim Price, executive vice president, Southern Cotton Ginners Association, put forward the challenge. He and his talented staff have created a virtual version of the show to hold the ball.

In 2022, we return to personal activities. The Mid-South Farm & Gin Show will be the same, only different. The difference is that the Cook Conference Center has been converted into a modern venue for the event. Same place on Main Street, but with major redevelopment. You have to see it to believe it.

The show begins Friday with an Ag Update meeting at 8:30 p.m. Another Ag Update meeting will take place on Saturday at the same time. On Friday and Saturday the exhibitions open at 9 am. In addition to these meetings and exhibitions, several seminars are scheduled. Of particular interest to the rice community is the Rice Marketing Education Workshop. It will take place on Saturday, starting at 12.30

Mila Hamilton, co-founder and senior economist at Agriculture Firstgrain Inc., says: “In this workshop, the price of rice is trapped between uncertain input costs and other factors you may have never thought about before. We will be in Memphis to help you deal with your new rice harvest price forecast. ”

The Mid-South Farm & Gin Show provides the perfect opportunity for our diverse agricultural community of the Southern Region to reunite, catch up with old friends and prepare for the upcoming season. Please plan your participation. You will be glad you did. Go to to register and get more information.

See you in Memphis! Showtime is back south!

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