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…

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…

Know Your Farmer Know Your Food Compass Map Updated!

When was the last time you looked at the KYF2 Compass Map? It’s now updated and easier to use! The Compass Map shows USDA and other federal investments in local food in your community and around the country – plus data on farmers markets, food hubs, and more. Zoom in on your city or town or search the…

American Farmland Trust Introduces “Growing Food Connections”

Washington, D.C., March 2, 2015 – Eight communities across the country will receive training and assistance to link family farmers and local residents who lack access to healthy food. Growing Food Connections (GFC) will help local governments, planners, family farmers, and consumers work together to strengthen their food systems.   “Growing Food Connections is a…

Cochran-Leahy bill would boost farm to school program

From The Clarion-Ledger, Mississippi 8:58 p.m. CST February 28, 2015   U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran has joined Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont to introduce the Farm to School Act of 2015, a measure to improve a program that promotes the use of home-state agriculture products in school cafeterias. The Leahy-Cochran legislation (S. 569) would expand…

USDA Media Advisory Regarding Support for Local Foods

USDA Secretary Vilsack Hosts Media Call to Announce Historic USDA Support for Local Food Systems WASHINGTON, May 7, 2014—TOMORROW, Thursday, May 8 at 1:15 pm EDT, USDA Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will announce historic investment opportunities to strengthen local and regional food systems, including food hubs, farmers markets, aggregation and processing facilities, distribution services, and…

National Farmers Market Week: August 4-10, 2013

Summer is in full swing, and it’s a great time to visit your local farmers market!  Here in Mississippi, you can still find watermelons, cantaloupes, squash, cucumbers, and of course, tomatoes! Below is a press release distributed this morning by the USDA filled with Farmers Market Facts!   USDA Celebrates National Farmers Market Week, August…