Save the Date! Farm to School Workshop

Regional Farm to School Workshop July 28, 2015 9-noon Forrest County Extension Office What is Farm to School? Farm to School enriches the connection communities have with fresh, healthy food and local food producers by changing food purchasing and education practices at schools and preschools.   Want to learn more? Attend this informative workshop and…

Find local food!

Find your local farmers market, CSA or food hub – and make sure your operation is listed! What a great time of year to visit your local farmers market! From blueberries and strawberries to the first tomatoes, farmers markets are full of fresh ingredients that you can use in your favorite summer recipes. The USDA’s…

Know Your Farmer Know Your Food Compass Map Updated!

When was the last time you looked at the KYF2 Compass Map? It’s now updated and easier to use! The Compass Map shows USDA and other federal investments in local food in your community and around the country – plus data on farmers markets, food hubs, and more. Zoom in on your city or town or search the…

Most Americans Could Eat Locally, Research Shows

Farmland mapping project indicates more than 90 percent of U.S. could eat food grown or raised within 100 miles of their homes, helping economy and making agriculture more sustainable. June 1, 2015 Quick Facts: A project by UC Merced Professor Elliott Campbell mapped the potential of every American city to obtain food locally. Research shows…

Blueberry Jubilee–Poplarville

Blueberry Jubilee June 13, 2015 The Blueberry Jubilee is an arts and crafts fair held the second Saturday in June of each year. Located in downtown Poplarville, Mississippi, the Blueberry Jubilee attracts about 10,000 visitors each year. The Jubilee features arts & crafts, storytelling, live entertainment, lots of food, and down home southern hospitality.

One of the Best Fields for New College Graduates? Agriculture.

From the USDA… Release No. 0135.15 Contact:  Amanda M. Hils (202) 720-3359 One of the Best Fields for New College Graduates? Agriculture. Nearly 60,000 High-Skilled Agriculture Job Openings Expected Annually in U.S., Yet Only 35,000 Graduates Available to Fill Them WASHINGTON, May 11, 2015 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced a new report showing…

Don’t Worry, Be Happy! Fundraiser to support mental health programs

June 23, 2015 Biloxi Civic Center, 578 Howard Avenue VIP Champagne Party @ 6:00 pm General Admission @ 6:30 pm Formerly the Bachelor/Bachelorette event, this year has taken on a whole new vibe in honor of some outstanding Gulf Coast community members. Invite all of your friends to join you. Tickets are only $30! So put…

F2Ti Call for Student Posters

An opportunity for students….   Farm to Table International (F2Ti) is happy to announce a student poster session for our 3rd annual meeting!  The symposium will take place in New Orleans, LA, August 8-10, following the American Society for Horticultural Science meeting (August 4-7). Abstracts will be accepted until July 1, 2015.  Our 2015 theme…