Loaves & Fishes Stint in a Tent

2nd Annual Stint in a Tent 2018 Fundraiser for Loaves & Fishes – Biloxi’s Community Kitchen Come camp with us on May 18th to raise money for Loaves & Fishes. Loaves & Fishes is a 501(c)(3) not for profit corporation that provides over 4,500 free meals a month to our local homeless and needy community….

ALLIANCE OF SUSTAINABLE FARMS 2018 TRAINING SCHEDULE   THE FOLLOWING FIELD DAYS ARE FUNDED THROUGH THE SOUTHERN SARE PROJECT:  “TRANSITION TO SUSTAINABILITY IN SMALL-SCALE VEGETABLE PRODUCTION: HANDS-ON TRAINING FOR AGRICULTURAL PROFESSIONALS AND EDUCATORS”     ***PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED***   TO REGISTER, SEND AN EMAIL TO: allianceofsustainablefarms@gmail.com     ____________________________________________________________________________________________                 …

Floral Demo by Dr. DelPrince

Floral Design Demonstration by Dr. Jim DelPrince, AIFD, PFCI Thursday, March 8, 2018, 1:00-3:00 PM. MSU Coastal Research and Extension Center 1815 Popps Ferry Rd. Biloxi, MS  39532 Register at coastal.msstate.edu $20 per person. Includes refreshments. Honoring our first certified MSU Extension Master Floral DesignersTM. See live demonstrations of floral arrangements using Mississippi-made pottery and…

Greenhouse Tomato Short Course

2018 Greenhouse Tomato Short Course March 6-7, 2018 Eagle Ridge Conference Center Raymond, MS More Information 2018 Greenhouse Tomato Short Course If you are a grower of greenhouse tomatoes, or if you have interest in growing this crop, mark your calendar now for the 28th Annual Greenhouse Tomato Short Course. Participating in this program will…

Funding, Financing, and Grant Writing for Local Foods Development

Mississippi State University Extension, Center for Government and Community Development Presents: Funding, Financing, and Grant Writing for Local Foods Development Columbus, Mississippi, Lowndes County Extension Office 485 Tom Rose Road, Columbus 39701 February 16, 2018 9:30 am – 3:00 pm 9:30 am – What grants are out there? Are they right for me? Susan Lawrence, Mississippi…

FSMA Produce Safety Training-Wayne Co.

FSMA Produce Safety Rule Training Course February 12, 2018, 8:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M. Wayne County Library Waynesboro, MS Brochure     Benefits of Attending the Course The course will provide a foundation of Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) and co-management information, FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirements, and details on how to develop a farm food safety plan. Individuals…

Fruit and Vegetable Growers’ Conference

North MS Fruit & Vegetable Growers Conference Thursday, February 8, 2018 – 8:00am – Friday, February 9, 2018 – 1:00pm North Mississippi Research and Extension Center Magnolia Building Verona, MS 38879  Fruit and Vegetable Growers Conference 2018 Agenda.pdf  Mail-in Registration Form.pdf The 9th annual conference for commercial horticulture producers who grow fruits, nuts, and vegetables.  2 days of educational…

2018 Blueberry Education Workshop

Blueberry Education Workshop Tuesday, January 23, 2018 – 5:00pm MSU Extension – Forrest County office 952 Sullivan Drive Hattiesburg, MS 39401-2714  2018AGENDA.pdf Topics for this year’s workshop include updates on spotted wing drosophila, training required under the Food Safety Modernization Act, disease sampling techniques, drought tolerance of rabbiteye blueberries and the potential of Unmanned Aerial Systems technology…

Farm Labor and FSMA Sessions

Mississippi Farm Bureau® Federation (MFBF) Winter Commodity Conference Farm Labor/FSMA Break-out Session    The Breakout will be held during the Winter Commodity Conference Tuesday, January 23, 2017 at 9:45 a.m. The break-out will be held in the board room at MFBF headquarters located at 6311 Ridgewood Road in Jackson.   Farm Labor Brian Breaux,, Louisiana…