The 2018 annual agricultural producer advisory meetings kick off in February as Mississippi State University Extension Service personnel report on current projects and listen to producer needs.
Three producer advisory council meetings hosted across the state give the Extension Service input to focus its upcoming research and programming efforts.
The North Mississippi Producer Advisory Council meeting will be Feb. 15 in Verona. Producers in central Mississippi will meet Feb. 20 in Raymond, while those on the coast will meet Feb. 27 in Ellisville. Each meeting begins with registration at 8:30 and concludes at 3 p.m. Lunch is provided.
At producer advisory council meetings, producers, researchers, Extension personnel, commodity representatives and members of the public view demonstrations and hear presentations on ongoing or recently completed projects. Poster sessions allow the distribution of additional information.
Attendees can participate in special interest meetings. Groups this year include producers interested in agritourism, apiculture, aquaculture, beef, cotton, dairy, equine, ornamentals, peanuts, poultry, swine, turf, vegetables, grain crops, sweet potatoes, forestry and wildlife, goats and sheep, and fruits and nuts.
The Feb. 15 event in Verona will be in the Magnolia Conference Center at the Lee County Agri-Center. The Feb. 20 event in Raymond will meet at the McKenzie Arena located behind the MSU Central Mississippi Research and Extension Center. The coastal event will be Feb. 27 at the Ronald E. Whitehead Advanced Technology Center in the Howard Technology Park in Ellisville.
Contact the following people for more information or to register: Verona, contact Adam Tullos at 662-566-2201 or firstname.lastname@example.org; Raymond, contact Amber Clincy at 601-857-2284 or email@example.com; or Ellisville, contact Lester Mitchell at 228-546-1004 or firstname.lastname@example.org.