Food Safety Training Opportunities

The Mississippi State University Extension Service and the Department of Food Science, Nutrition and Health Promotion will host an Acidified Canned Foods (ACF) Training and General Food Safety Training for Mississippi Certified Farmers’ Market Vendors and the Cottage Food Industries. The workshop is designed to teach the basics of food safety and regulations for processing…

When Animals Come to Dinner

Do you have  nuisance animals in your yard, garden, or farm?  This presentation will give you some ideas for developing your own animal control strategy! You’ll learn tips for dealing with above-ground pests, below-ground pests, and fliers.  Specifically, you’ll learn about deer control and exclusion and repellents to help you control feeding damage. Click on…

Upcoming Event: SCALE

The Mississippi Association of Cooperatives and Alcorn State University Mississippi Small Farm & Agribusiness Center are hosting the SCALE Food Safety Conference on May 19, 2015 at the Eagle Ridge Conference Center in Raymond, MS.  This conference will provide valuable information on food safety and food defense for Specialty Crops, Aquaculture and Livestock Enterprises (SCALE). …

Good Agricultural Practices Workshops (and they’re FREE)

 Fruit and vegetable growers can learn techniques to make their produce safer for the consumer during one of four upcoming Mississippi State University workshops. Specialists with the MSU Extension Service and the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station will conduct four separate workshops across the state on developing and implementing good agricultural practices and good…