Mississippi: Producers Invited to Share Input on Extension Programs, Research

    Agriculture advisory groups will meet across the state next month to provide input on educational programing and research conducted by Mississippi State University.

    The three regional meetings offer agricultural producers the opportunity to share their needs for the upcoming year with the MSU Extension Service and Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station.

    Northeast Mississippi producers will meet Feb. 17 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the North Mississippi Research and Extension Center, located at 5395 Highway 145 South in Verona. To register, visit the Extension registration portal here.

    For more information or for disability accommodation for the northeast meeting, contact Paige Kirk at 662-566-2201 or paige.kirk@msstate.edu.

    The central region will hold its meeting Feb. 23 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the grounds of the Central Mississippi Research and Extension Center. The meeting will convene at the Hinds Community College McKenzie Arena at 8 a.m. The arena is located behind the center’s office, which is located at 1320 Seven Springs Road in Raymond. To register, visit the Extension registration portal here.

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    For more information or for disability accommodation for the central meeting, contact Kathy Bryant at 601-857-2284 or kathy.bryant@msstate.edu.

    Producers in the coastal region will meet Feb. 24 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Coastal Research and Extension Center, located at 1815 Popps Ferry Road in Biloxi. The deadline to register is Feb. 18. To register online, visit the CREC website here.

    For more information or for disability accommodation for the coastal meeting, contact Lester Mitchell at 228-546-1004 or lester.mitchell@msstate.edu.

    All three meetings begin with registration followed by a general session. Each commodity group will then discuss their individual needs in breakout sessions. Some of the groups include agritourism, beef, bees, cotton, dairy, equine, ornamentals, peanuts, poultry, swine, turf, vegetables, grain crops, sweet potatoes, forestry and wildlife, fruits and nuts, and goats and sheep. Lunch is provided.




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