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Alliance Field Day [MS]

  • Batesville, MS 38606 USA (map)

Topics will include: “Risk Management; Insurance; Financial Management; Recordkeeping; and New Produce Safety Program to Help Small Farms”.  Top experts from Mississippi State University Extension Service, Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station; Alcorn State University Extension Program, National Center for Appropriate Technology, USDA Risk Management Agency, and other partners will provide participant handouts, presentations, and lead Q&A sessions.   

The Cotton Warehouse Farmers Market and the Start 2 Finish Community Farms – “Happy Foods Project” will be hosting this event. TheCotton Warehouse Farmers Market is a new business in Batesville that sells produce from both local vendors as well as produce from other areas of Mississippi.  The market is located in a highly-visible, covered warehouse with stalls provided for local vendors, a Mississippi regionally produced counter, and available restrooms.  A great family experience, whether you want to simply buy local produce, browses the local farmer’s stands, or just come to enjoy the family atmosphere.  The Start 2 Finish Community Farms – “Happy Foods Project” is a healthy food project that provides a healthy food option for people in the rural areas of the Mississippi Delta.  They operate a mobile food truck and provide an outlet for small farmers to sell their produce.

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



The Cotton Warehouse Farmers Market is located at 550 Hwy 6 West, Batesville, MS 38606.  Take the Batesville Exit off I-55.  Head west on Hwy 6 and go over the head bridge.  The farmers market will be on the left side once you cross the overhead bridge.  Contact: Robbie Pollard, Start to Finish Farms, 662-645-6026