Farm to School MS Market Ready Training

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Farm to School Mississippi Market Ready Training

Mississippi State University is offering several one-day Mississippi Market Ready Training events throughout the state to help business owners capitalize on the “buy local” movement. The training includes discussions on current food policy legislation, building relationships with restaurant managers and chefs, proper packaging and labeling, marketing strategies, pricing structures and regulatory concerns.

The workshops, which include refreshments, lunch, training workbooks, and references materials will occur at the following locations:

 

January 10, 2014         Jackson, MS at the MS Ag & Forestry Museum

January 24, 2014         Hattiesburg, MS at the Forrest County Extension Office

February 7, 2014        Verona, MS at the North MS Research & Extension Center

February 21, 2014     Cleveland, MS at the Bolivar County Extension Center

 

You may register on the following website: http://www.agecon.msstate.edu/whatwedo/commodity/market_training.asp.

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About veggiedr

Christine is an Associate Research and Extension Professor of Urban Horticulture at the Mississippi State University Coastal Research and Extension Center in Biloxi, MS. She works as the resident scientist at the Beaumont Horticultural Unit in Perry County, MS. Her research interests include urban agriculture, backyard farming, container gardening, high tunnel production, local foods, horticultural therapy, green roofs, and small farm issues. Christine is passionate about feeding people and growing farmers.

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