Farm Bill Introduction


Are you interested in the new Farm Bill and how it affects you?

Mississippi State Extension Service and the Department of Agricultural Economics will be hosting workshops to learn more about the recently enacted 2014 Farm Bill. These workshops are for anyone who would like to attend, but the primary focus will be crop producers, lenders, and those impacted by farm programs and crop insurance. Along with the previously noted focus, on March 5 and 12, a session will be offered for specialty crop producers, and on Mar 12 a session will be offered for dairy industry participants.  Please make anyone who you feel would benefit from these workshops aware of these dates/locations.


  • Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 10:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Central MS Research & Extension Center, Raymond, MS
  • Thursday March 13, 2014, 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., MSU Bost Theater, Mississippi State, MS
  • Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., Carrollton Community House, Carrollton, MS
  • Thursday, March 20, 2014: 9:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m., Lafayette County Extension Office, Oxford, MS



Please note that the workshops on March 5, 12, and 13 can be made available via interactive video for those counties that would like to participate. Please contact Mrs. Marsha Myers to initiate this request ( — send all other inquires to John Michael Riley please,

Finally, these will not be the only sessions that we conduct. Workshop dates and locations in south Mississippi are presently being discussed.


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.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s