Location Change Planned for 2018 Event

Cotton boll, West Tennessee

Th​e 2018 Cotton Focus will be held on Thursday, February 8 at the First United Methodist Church in downtown Jackson, Tennessee. Registration opens at 8 a.m. Photo courtesy UTIA. Download image.​

JACKSON, Tenn. – The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture will host the annual Cotton Focus meeting on Thursday, February 8. The meeting will be held at the First United Methodist Church in downtown Jackson, due to ongoing renovations at the nearby West Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center.

Registration begins at 8 a.m. and concludes with a complimentary lunch at noon. Geared toward producers and ag industry professionals, Cotton Focus is packed with useful information for the upcoming cropping season, in a succinct, half-day format.
 There is no cost to attend.

Cotton Focus will offer presentations on an array of topics including variety performance, weed and pest control, irrigation and much more. 
A complete program agenda can be viewed at west.tennessee.edu.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be available for Pesticide Applicators and Certified Crop Advisors.​

At the conclusion of the program, attendees will have the opportunity to take the Dicamba Stewardship Training. This training is mandatory for all individuals planning to apply dicamba formulations XtendiMax, Engenia or FeXapan in Tennessee in 2018. While there is no cost to attend Cotton Focus, there is a $25 fee to receive dicamba training certification.

The First United Methodist Church is located at 200 South Church Street, Jackson, Tennessee.

The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture celebrates 50 years of excellence in providing Real. Life. Solutions. through teaching, discovery and service. ag.tennessee.edu​.



Dr. Tyson Raper, cotton specialist, UTIA, 
traper@utk.edu, 731-425-4707

Ginger Rowsey, UTIA Marketing & Communications, 
gtrice@tennessee.edu, 731-425-4768