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 [MS]

THE AUGUST 21ST FIELD DAY WILL BE HOSTED BY THE MISSISSIPPI BAND OF CHOCTAW INDIANS. The event will be held at their Farm I, between Carthage and Kosciusko. Farm I is an USDA Certified Organic farm that utilizes high tunnels and field production for wholesale accounts and CSA shares. It is an enterprise owned by the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, which operates five farms, 15 high tunnels, and one greenhouse. Farm I is the ONLY tribally-owned certified organic produce operation in the nation and consists of four high tunnels, one greenhouse for plug production, one acre of field production and pads for the construction of three more high tunnels to be started in mid August. All high tunnel and field crops should be planted by August and include peppers, late season watermelons, tomatoes (slicers and cherry) collards, kale and more.

Topics will include: "Growing Fall Crops: Pest/Disease Control; Irrigation; and Fermentation: Preserving the Harvest”. Experts from Mississippi State University Extension Service, Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station, Alcorn State University Extension Program, and experienced farmers will participate and help to provide greater support to local farmers and growers.

There is NO COST to attend this event, but PRE-REGISTRATION is required! 

TO REGISTER SEND EMAIL TO: keithmdp@yahoo.com.