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     ____________________________________________________________________________________________                 …

Growing Lunch School Garden Grant

Growing Lunch School Garden Grant   Growing Lunch is a school garden grant program administered through the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce with the USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant Program. Eligible schools can receive a grant up to $500 to purchase supplies needed to plant a school garden. Growing Lunch seeks to enhance the…

Preparing for a Food Safety Audit Video

Preparing for a Food Safety Audit Video The Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce is proud to release this informational video for farmers that may be required to obtain a food safety audit such as GAP/GHP or comply with the new Food Safety Modernization Act-Produce Safety Rule (FSMA-PSR). To view the video, click here: Video Link…

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…

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…

Season Extension and Commercial Strawberry Production Field Day

Season Extension and Commercial Strawberry Production Field Day A joint presentation of Mississippi State University and the Alliance for Sustainable Agricultural Production APRIL 4, 2017, 9 A.M.-4 P.M. MAFES Truck Crops Branch Experiment Station 2024 experiment Station Rd. Crystal Springs, MS 39056   Lunch provided by the Mississippi Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association, including a strawberry…

Perennial Specialty Crops

We had a great turn out at the Beaumont Horticultural Unit’s annual field day last week!  We had a terrific program filled with lots of good information.  Today, I’d like to share a couple of handouts about perennial specialty crops. Dr. Wayne Porter and myself received a Specialty Crop Block Grant from the Mississippi Department…

Exciting School Garden Funding Opportunity!

Growing Lunch-A School Garden Grant Program Growing Lunch is a school garden grant program administered through the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce with the USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant Program.  Eligible schools can receive a grant up to $500 to purchase supplies needed to plant a school garden. Growing Lunch seeks to enhance the…