SUCCESS Women’s Conference – Buy Your Tickets Today!

This conference is a MUST-ATTEND!  It’s a great opportunity to network with like-minded professional women, hone your leadership skills, and learn something new.  This year’s line-up of dynamic speakers is amazing, and of course, you don’t want to miss the Women of Achievement Awards Luncheon.  All for only $39!  Use the link below to buy…

Mississippi MarketMaker In-Service Training Workshop and Outreach

Originally posted on 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…

MFPC Quarterly Meeting Notice — Mississippi Food Policy Council

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…

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

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 […]…

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…

Calling All Agricultural Professionals! — Mississippi Food Policy Council

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…

Fish and seafood wholesalers registered in MarketMaker

There are 4,239 establishments registered in the National Food MarketMaker program which are handling fish and seafood products. In Mississippi, there are 43 fish and seafood wholesalers registered… Source: Fish and seafood wholesalers registered in MarketMaker

2016 FSMA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently finalized two new food safety rules, the Preventive Controls Rule and the Produce Safety Rule, under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). T… Source: 2016 FSMA

Grape and Muscadine Pruning Workshop Recap

Yesterday was a beautiful day to play in the vineyard at the Beaumont Horticultural Unit!  Dr. Eric Stafne discussed proper pruning techniques for both grapes and muscadines.  Participants had the opportunity to pull out their pruners and get some hands-on training!

Know Your Local Garlic Growers!

Originally posted on Mississippi MarketMaker Blog:
U.S. Garlic Consumption According to Penn State Extension, “garlic consumption has quadrupled in the United States since 1980 and now stands at about 2 pounds per capita. Around 24,000 to 26,000 acres of garlic are planted annually in the United States with total production of around 400 million pounds.…