Upcoming Event: SCALE

The Mississippi Association of Cooperatives and Alcorn State University Mississippi Small Farm & Agribusiness Center are hosting the SCALE Food Safety Conference on May 19, 2015 at the Eagle Ridge Conference Center in Raymond, MS.  This conference will provide valuable information on food safety and food defense for Specialty Crops, Aquaculture and Livestock Enterprises (SCALE). …

Apply Now for Chefs Taste Challenge!

INAUGURAL CHEFS TASTE CHALLENGE SEEKING APPLICATIONS Calling chefs from all 50 states: apply today for a chance to battle in the inaugural Farm to Table Chefs Taste Challenge (CTC). The Chefs Taste Challenge is currently accepting applications from chefs for this unique event taking place August 7, 2015 at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center….

American Farmland Trust Introduces “Growing Food Connections”

Washington, D.C., March 2, 2015 – Eight communities across the country will receive training and assistance to link family farmers and local residents who lack access to healthy food. Growing Food Connections (GFC) will help local governments, planners, family farmers, and consumers work together to strengthen their food systems.   “Growing Food Connections is a…

High Tunnel Field Day

Please join us for the George County High Tunnel Field Day this Thursday, March 5th! When:  9:30 a.m. Where:  Tubular Structures, 134 Summers Lane, Lucedale, MS 39452 Please RSVP the George County Extension Office at 601.947.4223. LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED Topics: Design and Construction Siting Pest Control (insects and diseases) High Tunnel field day flyer

Cochran-Leahy bill would boost farm to school program

From The Clarion-Ledger, Mississippi 8:58 p.m. CST February 28, 2015   U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran has joined Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont to introduce the Farm to School Act of 2015, a measure to improve a program that promotes the use of home-state agriculture products in school cafeterias. The Leahy-Cochran legislation (S. 569) would expand…