AgCenter research to be featured at upcoming conferences in Baton Rouge

(10/11/22) BATON ROUGE, La. — More than a dozen LSU AgCenter scientists will give presentations on their work during a set of conferences to be held early next year in Baton Rouge.

The 26th annual National Conservation Systems Cotton and Rice Conference, Southern Soybean and Corn Conference, Delta States Irrigation Conference and Southern Precision Ag Conference will take place Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 at the Crowne Plaza hotel conference center.

The AgCenter is a longtime academic sponsor of the conferences, which have been held in Baton Rouge several times over the years.

“This conference has the reputation as being the No. 1 place where all producers can learn the latest production methods and techniques being utilized by the leading ag producers, researchers and the ag industry in the United States,” said John LaRose Jr., president and publisher of MidAmerica Farm Publications Inc. and, which organize the events.

Attendees will be able to hear more than 100 presentations by research and extension personnel from universities across the South. Farmers and consultants, including some from Louisiana, also are slated to speak.

AgCenter scientists on the program include:

— Agricultural engineer Stacia Conger.

— Rice breeder Adam Famoso.

— Corn and cotton specialist Matt Foster.

— Louisiana Master Farmer Program coordinator Donna Gentry.

— Rice specialist Ronnie Levy.

— Soybean specialist David Moseley.

— Plant pathologist Boyd Padgett.

— Soil fertility specialist Rasel Parvej.

— Precision agriculture specialist Luciano Shiratsuchi.

— Weed scientist Daniel Stephenson.

— Entomologist Tyler Towles.

— Entomologist James Villegas.

— Nematologist Tristan Watson.

— Weed scientist Connor Webster.

Continuing education credits will be available.

To register for the conferences, visit or phone 573-547-2244.

10/11/2022 2:28:06 PM
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