Simmons Bank will present the third annual Simmons Agri Summit from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 1, at the White Hall Community Center, 9801 Dollarway Road, at White Hall.

The last day to pre-register is Thursday, Jan. 25. The free conference will feature some of the agricultural industry’s principal experts leading discussions on the current economic landscape, the future of commodity pricing and the scientific developments impacting the industry locally and globally, according to a news release.

Leaders will include David Kohl, president of AgriVisions, LLC; Jay Mahaffey, manager of Monsanto’s Scott Learning Center; and Pine Bluff attorney David Bridgforth of Ramsay, Bridgforth, Robinson and Raley, LLP. The emcee will be Rex Nelson, senior editor of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

“Simmons Bank’s history can be traced back to deep farmland roots in the Arkansas River Delta. Agricultural lending is a focus of the bank’s that continues today,” according to the release. “Simmons invests in the communities it serves, knows the American farmer and understands the role agriculture plays in the fabric of local and national economies.”

“Simmons Bank is an Arkansas state-chartered bank that began as a community bank in 1903. Through the decades, Simmons has developed a full suite of financial products and services designed to meet the needs of individual consumers and business customers alike. Simmons has grown steadily to approximately $9.1 billion in assets with 150 branch locations throughout Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Tennessee,” according to the release.

Simmons is the subsidiary bank for Simmons First National Corp. (NASDAQ: SFNC), a publicly traded bank holding company headquartered at Pine Bluff.

Participants are asked to pre-register by Thursday, Jan. 25, at or by calling 870-265-5366 to receive a free lunch and be entered in a drawing for a $1,000 gift card to Arkansas Ag Co. at Dumas. Details: