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]

  • 802 Grenada Blvd. Ext Greenwood, MS

Topics will include: “Integrated Pest and Disease Control; and Feature Farm’s Pastured Poultry, Flowers, and high tunnel”.  Insects, weeds, diseases, and other pests can severely damage and destroy crops, reduce crop yields, and negatively impact crop quality.  Top experts from Mississippi State University Extension Service, Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station and experienced farmers will show farmers and gardeners how to prevent, identify, monitor, and control insects, diseases, weeds, and other pests.

This field day is being hosted by Levee Run Farms. The farm owner is Leann Hines. Her grandparents moved to this site from Sunflower County in 1940 when it was a small cotton and cattle farm. They have been raising pastured layers and broilers along with limited vegetable production since 2008. In 2013, they added an NRCS high tunnel in order to raise vegetables year round. In 2014, they began cut flower growing in the field and high tunnel and is adding fruit trees each year. Water conservation, fertility improvement, and sustainability are just a few of their goals.

REGISTRATION: 10:00AM.  PROGRAM: 10:30AM TO 2:30PM. 

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

TO REGISTER SEND EMAIL TO: keithmdp@yahoo.com  

 

DIRECTIONS TO LEVEE RUN FARMS

LEVEE RUN FARMS is located at 802 Grenada Blvd. Ext, Greenwood, MS 38930.  FROM NORTH: 28 miles south of Grenada via Hwy. 7, turn left on Grenada Blvd. Ext just as highway starts to turn from 2 lanes to 4 lanes.  FROM SOUTH, EAST, AND WEST: turn north from Hwy 82 onto Hwy 7 North (toward Grenada), travel approx. 1 1/2 miles to Grenada Blvd. Ext, turn right and we are the 7th house on the right.  Blue mailbox and grey/white barn.  Contact: Farm Owner, Leann Hines, 662-392-4189.  TO REGISTER EMAIL: keithmdp@yahoo.com. (Pre-registration is required)