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SUCCESS Women’s Conference – Buy Your Tickets Today!

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SUCCESS Women’s Conference – Buy Your Tickets Today!

Mississippi MarketMaker In-Service Training Workshop and Outreach

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Mississippi MarketMaker Blog

What is MarketMaker?

MarketMaker “is the largest and most in-depth database of its kind featuring a diverse community of food-related businesses: buyers, farmers/ranchers, fisheries, farmers markets, processors/packers, wineries, restaurants and more. MarketMaker provides simple yet powerful search tools to connect with others across the production and distribution chain.” Read more at http://ms.foodmarketmaker.com/main/why<.

“Producers register their businesses in MarketMaker because food buyers of all types access our database to find products and services to meet their specific needs. Through MarketMaker, producers can reach more buyers and more efficiently form profitable business alliances.”

“Buyers register making their business discoverable to food producers looking to grow, source, or sell just what you need. Buyers can use MarketMaker to find more suppliers of differentiated, high-quality products leading to more efficient sourcing and higher margins.”

“Consumers use MarketMaker to locate suppliers selling just what they need. Search for anything—the nearest supplier of organic chick peas, specialty…

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October is Farm to School Month!

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via FoodTank (http://foodtank.com/news/2016/10/celebrate-national-farm-to-school-month-this-october) October is National Farm to School Month and communities across the country are celebrating the importance of farm to school programs. These programs, implemented in more than 42,500 schools in the United States, can help improve child nutrition, stimulate local economies, and educate children about where their food comes from and how to make […]

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MFPC Quarterly Meeting Notice — Mississippi Food Policy Council

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The Mississippi Food Policy Council invites everyone to attend our quarterly meeting set for October 14 from 11 am – 2 pm. The meeting will be held at the MSU CAVS Center in Canton. We will host three presentations: Chance McDavid, Mississippi State University – Statewide Local Food Meetups Keith Benson, Founder and Director of the […]

via MFPC Quarterly Meeting Notice — Mississippi Food Policy Council

Most Innovative Women in Food Named by Fortune and Food & Wine Magazines

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Long-time friend of the Mississippi Food Policy Council, Emily Broad Lieb topped this year’s list of Most Innovative Women in Food! The list, released by Fortune and Food & Wine, highlights women who had the most transformative impact in the last year on what we eat and drink. “We considered hundreds of entrepreneurs, activists and […]

via Most Innovative Women in Food Named by Fortune and Food & Wine Magazines — Mississippi Food Policy Council

Muscadine Field Day

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Muscadine Field Day

Mississippi State University will host the annual Muscadine Field Day Aug. 27 at the McNeill Research Unit.

Speakers from the MSU Extension Service, Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service will discuss muscadine cultivars, best production practices, and insects and diseases.

The field day is from 9-11 a.m. Preregistration is not required for the free event. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

The McNeill Research Unit is located at 7 Gill Road near Carriere. Take Exit 15 off I-59 and drive west to Highway 11 in McNeill. Drive south on Highway 11 for about 2 miles.

Small bags will be provided for sampling fruit. Other bags and containers will not be allowed for that purpose.

For more information, contact Eric Stafne, MSU Extension fruit crops specialist, at 601-403-8939.

Calling All Agricultural Professionals! — Mississippi Food Policy Council

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Calling all Agricultural Professionals: the Farm to Table Experience offers several opportunities to hone your skills and learn about new trends in the farm to table industry! Several sessions offered for agricultural professionals at all levels. Sign up for a session today: Plenary – “New Markets, New Opportunities: USDA’s Know Your Farmer, Know Your […]

via Calling All Agricultural Professionals! — Mississippi Food Policy Council