Events

Workshops, conferences, and events in sustainable and organic agriculture, community food systems, and policy, mostly throughout 13 states in the Southern Region of the United States.

Alliance Field Day

  • Alliance Demonstration Farm 1184 Coleman Road Goodman, MS

Alliance for Sustainable Agricultural Production is offering a field day. The topics will include: "A Fruit Tree Grafting Workshop; Growing Warm Season Crops; High Tunnel Production and Construction; Legal Assistance to Farmers; and Vendor Opportunities". Top experts will provide hands-on demonstrations, and information critical to farmer/grower success.

Heirloom Fruit Tree Grafting Workshop 

Dr. Wayne Porter and Dr. Jeff Wilson, Regional Extension Specialists with Mississippi State University Extension Service will conduct a hands-on fruit tree grafting workshop. Participants will learn the grafting techniques used by the pros and go home with four completed bench grafted trees, ideal for home orchards.

Growing Warm Season Crops

Dr. David Nagel, Horticulture Specialist with Mississippi State University will help farmers and growers decide what crops to grow and how to grow them. He will focus on selecting the right varieties for our region, planting dates, disease resistance and tolerance, pest control, crop rotation, and more.

High Tunnel Production and Construction

Dr. Bill Evans, Associate Research Professor with Mississippi State University will help farmers and growers with their high tunnel production and construction issues.

Legal Assistance to Farmers

Faculty and students from the University of Mississippi Transactional Law Clinic will be on hand to provide FREE one-on-one consultations with farmers on legal and business issues.  Come take advantage of this wonderful resource or call them directly for help at #662-915-7429.

There is NO COST to attend this event.  PRE-REGISTRATION is required and there is a limit of 30 participants! 

Contact: Dr. Wayne Porter
Mississippi State University Extension Service
410 Constitution Ave 5th Floor
Meridian, MS 39301
Phone: 601-482-9764
Fax: 601-482-9777
E-mail: wporter@ext.msstate.edu