Organizers err on side of caution due to coronavirus outbreak

Updated: Pesticide applicator testing sessions cancelled in Iowa, Missouri, Minnesota FFA conventions postponed and Ag Day events cancelled.

 

National Hog Farmer

Mar 17, 2020

 

Wondering if an event you planned to attend has been cancelled or switched to a virtual meeting? Farm Progress editors from across the nation are sharing what they are learning here. Check back for updates.

 

Research and outreach activities continue

 

Mike Salassi, associate vice president of AgCenter, Alexandria, Louisiana, said research and outreach activities that support farmers and other clientele will continue during the coronavirus shutdown.  

 

“Our research stations remain open with essential personnel to carry out necessary operations,” Salassi said. “Parish offices are open but have restricted visitors for now, and agents are available by phone or email and will continue to work with the public throughout this time.” 

 

Keep kids safe while home alone

 

With schools shuttered for the next few weeks in an effort to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus, many children may find themselves at home alone.

 

Take time to make a plan that kids can follow when they’re home without adult supervision.

 

USDA to deliver meals to homebound students ...

 

Silos & Smokestacks closes immediately ... 

 

Louisiana Agriculture Hall of Distinction postpones ceremony

 

Cancellations, postponements of Arkansas events ...   ... 

 

Mississippi Extension postpones in-person events, keeps offices open ... 

 

Dairy farmer resources available ... 

 

ISU Extension events cancelled through April 4 ... 

 

Pesticide applicator testing sessions cancelled ... 

 

Missouri State FFA Convention postponed ... 

 

Professional Dairy Producers conference moves online ... 

 

North American Farm and Power Show cancelled ... 

 

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