Loaves & Fishes Stint in a Tent

2nd Annual Stint in a Tent 2018 Fundraiser for Loaves & Fishes – Biloxi’s Community Kitchen Come camp with us on May 18th to raise money for Loaves & Fishes. Loaves & Fishes is a 501(c)(3) not for profit corporation that provides over 4,500 free meals a month to our local homeless and needy community….

Beaumont Horticultural Unit Field Day Set for June 7, 2018

Beaumont Horticultural Unit Field Day June 7, 2018 The annual field day at the Beaumont Horticultural Unit features presentations pertaining to specialty crop production including, but not limited to, small fruits, vegetables, high tunnel production, raised beds, and sustainable practices. Registration:  7:30 am Program:  8:00-Noon Beaumont Horticultural Unit, 478 Hwy 15N,  Beaumont, MS  39423 REGISTRATION IS NOT…

ALLIANCE OF SUSTAINABLE FARMS 2018 TRAINING SCHEDULE   THE FOLLOWING FIELD DAYS ARE FUNDED THROUGH THE SOUTHERN SARE PROJECT:  “TRANSITION TO SUSTAINABILITY IN SMALL-SCALE VEGETABLE PRODUCTION: HANDS-ON TRAINING FOR AGRICULTURAL PROFESSIONALS AND EDUCATORS”     ***PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED***   TO REGISTER, SEND AN EMAIL TO: allianceofsustainablefarms@gmail.com     ____________________________________________________________________________________________                 …

Floral Demo by Dr. DelPrince

Floral Design Demonstration by Dr. Jim DelPrince, AIFD, PFCI Thursday, March 8, 2018, 1:00-3:00 PM. MSU Coastal Research and Extension Center 1815 Popps Ferry Rd. Biloxi, MS  39532 Register at coastal.msstate.edu $20 per person. Includes refreshments. Honoring our first certified MSU Extension Master Floral DesignersTM. See live demonstrations of floral arrangements using Mississippi-made pottery and…

Growing Lunch School Garden Grant

Growing Lunch School Garden Grant   Growing Lunch is a school garden grant program administered through the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce with the USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant Program. Eligible schools can receive a grant up to $500 to purchase supplies needed to plant a school garden. Growing Lunch seeks to enhance the…

Greenhouse Tomato Short Course

2018 Greenhouse Tomato Short Course March 6-7, 2018 Eagle Ridge Conference Center Raymond, MS More Information 2018 Greenhouse Tomato Short Course If you are a grower of greenhouse tomatoes, or if you have interest in growing this crop, mark your calendar now for the 28th Annual Greenhouse Tomato Short Course. Participating in this program will…

Preparing for a Food Safety Audit Video

Preparing for a Food Safety Audit Video The Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce is proud to release this informational video for farmers that may be required to obtain a food safety audit such as GAP/GHP or comply with the new Food Safety Modernization Act-Produce Safety Rule (FSMA-PSR). To view the video, click here: Video Link…

Funding, Financing, and Grant Writing for Local Foods Development

Mississippi State University Extension, Center for Government and Community Development Presents: Funding, Financing, and Grant Writing for Local Foods Development Columbus, Mississippi, Lowndes County Extension Office 485 Tom Rose Road, Columbus 39701 February 16, 2018 9:30 am – 3:00 pm 9:30 am – What grants are out there? Are they right for me? Susan Lawrence, Mississippi…

FSMA Produce Safety Training-Wayne Co.

FSMA Produce Safety Rule Training Course February 12, 2018, 8:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M. Wayne County Library Waynesboro, MS Brochure     Benefits of Attending the Course The course will provide a foundation of Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) and co-management information, FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirements, and details on how to develop a farm food safety plan. Individuals…