Alliance Field Day

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Alliance Field Day

May 15, 2015

Free

Hosted by the Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture Production:

The Alliance hosts monthly workshops at their demonstration farm in Goodman, MS.  Workshops are free but pre-registration is required!

Friday, January 16th
Registration: 10:00AM
Program: 10:15AM – 2:30PM
High Tunnel, Mulching, Seed Starting, and Muscadine Clonal Propagation Demonstrations; and Spring Field Preparation

Friday, February 20th
Program: 9:00AM – 5:00PM
Growing Farm Profits Training – Southern SAWG

Friday, March 20th
Registration: 10:00AM
Program: 10:15AM – 2:30PM
Growing Warm Season Crops: Vegetables, Fruits, Herbs, Spices and Flowers; Demonstrations: Grafting Fruit Trees and Irrigation; Legal Assistance to Farmers and Vendor Opportunities

Friday, April 17th
Registration: 10:00AM
Program: 10:15AM – 2:30PM
Growing and Selling to Institutions: Farm to School Certification Options and Assistance: USDA GHP/GAP Program and Iowa Checklist; Farm and Food Safety; Regulatory Changes; and Legal Assistance to Farmers

Friday, May 15th
Registration: 10:00AM
Program: 10:15AM – 2:30PM
Expanding Market Opportunities; Networking and On-Line Presence

Friday, June 19th
Registration: 10:00AM
Program: 10:15AM – 2:30PM
Crop Scouting and Integrated Pest, Disease and Weed Management; and Vendor Opportunities

Friday, July 17th
Registration: 10:00AM
Program: 10:15AM – 2:30PM
Risk Management and Insurance; Legal and Contractual Training

Friday, August 21st
Registration: 10:00AM
Program: 10:15AM – 2:30PM
Growing Fall Crops; Fermentation: Preserving the Harvest; and Vendor Opportunities

Friday, September 18th
Registration: 10:00AM
Program: 10:15AM – 2:30PM
Selling to Institutions: Specialty Food Stores, Certification Options and Assistance: USDA National Organic Program; Farmer and Family Health Issues; and Legal Assistance to Farmers

Friday, October 16th
Registration: 10:00AM
Program: 10:15AM – 2:30PM
Growing Cool Season Crops; Introduction of New Crop: Cocoyam (Taro); Legal Assistance to Farmers; and Vendor Opportunities

Friday, November 20th
Registration: 10:00AM
Program: 10:15AM – 2:30PM
Preparation for Spring Planting: Crop Nutrient Management; Pest, Disease, Weed Control; Irrigation; and Persimmon: A Nutritious and Medicinal Fruit

Friday, December 11th
Registration: 10:00AM
Program: 10:15AM – 2:30PM
Crop Selection/Seed Acquisition for Spring Planting, Equipment Maintenance, Selection and Acquisition; Spring Field Preparations; Winter Fruit Crop Activities

SPONSORS AND PARTNERS: Funds for this project were provided through the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce, USDA Specialty Crop Grant Program; Mississippi State University Extension Service, Alcorn State University Extension, and University of Mississippi Transactional Legal Clinic.

LOCATION: Alliance Demonstration Farm, 1184 Coleman Road, Goodman, MS.

RSVP: Keith Benson, 601-988-4999, keithmdp@yahoo.com.  Pre-Registration is Required!

 

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Details

Date:
May 15, 2015
Cost:
Free
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Organizer

Keith Benson
Phone:
601-988-4999
Email:
keithmdp@yahoo.com

Venue

Alliance Demonstration Farm
1184 Coleman Rd.
Goodman, MS United States
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Phone:
601-988-4999