Mississippi: Alliance for Sustainable Agricultural Production Field Day, Goodman, Nov. 20

Farmers can learn about new crops, new plant varieties, cool season crops and spring planting preparation during the Alliance for Sustainable Agricultural Production field day on Nov. 20 in Goodman.

Bill Evans, associate research professor with the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station at Mississippi State University, will address soil testing, seed starting, planting dates, crop rotation, spring field preparation and selecting the right cool-season crops and varieties.

Girish Panicker, associate professor and director of the Center for Conservation Research at Alcorn State University, will introduce adapted varieties of persimmon and taro, or cocoyam, to local growers.

Marie Cope and Cameron Abel, directors of the University of Mississippi School of Law Transactional Clinic, and their students will offer free legal and business advice to farmers.

The program begins at 10:30 a.m. and ends at 2:30 p.m. The event is free, but preregistration is required.

To register for the alliance meeting or to host an upcoming field day, contact Benson atkeithmdp@yahoo.com.

The Alliance for Sustainable Agricultural Production is located in Holmes County off of Highway 51, between Goodman and Durant.

The agricultural alliance is seeking locations across the state to hold its field days. Interested organizations, individuals or demonstration farms can contact Benson at keithmdp@yahoo.com.


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