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: Growing Farm Profits [MS]

  • Goodman, MS

Hosted by: Southern Sustainable Agriculture Working Group and Alliance for Sustainable Agricultural Production

The workshop leader will be Ellen Polishuk. Ellen is a long-time Virginia vegetable grower, whose farm served as a case study during our first training session. She shared real-life farm data and how to use that data to make decisions that improve profitability. This time she will focus on practical applications of profit management and decision-making in the field.

Participants will have an opportunity to discuss practical strategies with this national expert and local farmers. Participants will also tour two local farms that are implementing these strategies. This training will not focus on how to produce, but will demonstrate how decisions in the field can impact profits.

Experts from Mississippi State University Extenson Service, Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station, and Alcorn State University Extension Program will participate and help to continue training for local farmers.

There is NO COST to attend this event, but PRE-REGISTRATION is required!  LUNCH will be provided. Bring hats and be ready to spend the day in the field studying two farm operations.

Help us get the word out to farmers! Download the attached flyer.

 

DIRECTIONS TO DEMONSTRATION FARM

The demonstration farm is located in Holmes County, Mississippi – off Hwy 51 between Goodman and Durant. Visitors may exit I-55 at exit 146/Hwy 14 and travel 3 miles east to Goodman and Holmes Community College.  From Goodman, travel north 3 miles on Hwy 51 to Coleman Road on the left. Visitors may also exit I-55 at exit 150/State Park Road and travel east through the park toward Hwy 51.  From the park, travel 1 mile south on Hwy 51 to Coleman Road on the right. The farm is 1 mile southwest of Hwy 51 at 1184 Coleman Road.  (LOOK FOR NEW SIGNS ON HWY 51 AND COLEMAN ROAD).