2016 Mississippi Blueberry Workshop

Originally posted on Mississippi Fruit and Nut Blog:
The 2016 Mississippi Blueberry Educational Workshop will be held in Hattiesburg on January 14, 2016 from 1-5pm.  Several topics will be covered including mechanized harvest, Farm-to-School, Social Media marketing, blueberry cultivars, and disease control basics. Everyone with an interest in blueberries is invited to attend.  See the…

Local Food Economics Webinar…December 14th

In October 2015 the Michigan State University Center for Regional Food Systems convened a special one-day invitational workshop focused on the economic impacts of local and regional food systems.  The core of the workshop was based on a USDA-funded local food economic toolkit project (see link immediately below); http://www.localfoodeconomics.com/ Because there was so much interest…

Travelogue: IPPS International Tour Day Five

Day 5 of our horticultural trek across the Gulf Coast was filled with interesting stops. We arrived at Flowerwood Nursery’s location in Loxley, AL to the welcome of Jim Van Antwerp.  Flowerwood may be best known for their production of Encore azaleas, and there semis are often seen on interstates across the USA!   Flowerwood…