An agricultural summit sponsored by Simmons First National Bank will take place Jan. 20 at Dumas, featuring several agricultural experts.
The event, which goes from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., will be at the Dumas Community Center.
- Richard Brock of Brock & Associates, who will discuss the current farm economy, the outlook for commodity pricing and strategies for sales.
- Pine Bluff attorney David Bridgforth, who will discuss the 2014 farm bill and what it means to the agricultural community.
- Jason Bond of Mississippi State University, who will speak on the development of weed-control programs for rice, soybean, cotton and corn with an emphasis on managing herbicide-resistant weed species.
- Anthony Mills of the Monsanto Co., who will discuss new technologies for resistant weed management.
A catfish lunch will be held and prize drawings will take place throughout the day, including a grand prize drawing for a $1,000 gift certificate to Mack’s Prairie Wings at Stuttgart.
The registration deadline is Wednesday, Jan. 13. Those interested can register online at SimmonsFirst.com/Agrisummit, by sending an email to Events@SimmonsFirst.com or by calling 1-800-527-1625.