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Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture Field Day TODAY: high tunnel, irrigation, mulching, fruit crops

I wanted to submit a post about an event taking place today near Goodman, MS.  Although it will be too late for most to attend if you are just learning of this event, there are many more excellent events put on by this organization throughout the year. Please read below! Professors from Mississippi State University will be some of the invited guest speakers today. This will include Drs. Eric Stafne, Rick Snyder and Bill Evans.  I have copied the information from their flyer. Contact information for this event and this organization are listed below. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn and grow. Like and follow the Alliance for Sustainable Agricultural Production on FB

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–  Field Day


High Tunnel, Mulching, and Irrigation Demonstrations; Fruit Crops: Site Selection and Varieties

March 21, 2014

10:00 – 2:30 P.M.

At the

Alliance for Sustainable Agricultural Production Demonstration Farm

Near Goodman, Mississippi in HolmesCounty

Plastic Mulch Laying and Irrigation                    High Tunnel

Mulching machine: lays black plastic, lays drip      Construction and production

tape, and makes raised bed – at the same time!


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 AT COLEMAN ROAD)Contact Keith Benson, Farm Director, for more information: 601-988-4999 or


Sponsors and Partners

 Mississippi State University Extension Service

Alcorn State University Extension

University of Mississippi Transactional Law Clinic

Funds for this project were provided through the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce, USDA Specialty Crop Grant Program

If you cannot attend the event today, March 21, here is a list of events for the remainder of the 2014 year.  Mark your calendar:

Friday, March 21st                                        Registration: 10:00AM                 High Tunnel, Mulching and Irrigation Demonstrations

Program: 10:15AM – 2:30PM     Fruit Crops: Site Selection and Varieties

Legal Assistance to Farmers

Friday, April 18th                             Registration: 10:00AM                 Growing Warm Season Crops: Vegetables, Fruits,

Program: 10:15AM – 2:30PM     Herbs, Spices and Flowers

“Muscadine Clonal Propagation (Hands-on Session)

Friday, May 16th                               Registration: 10:00AM                 Marketing: Specialty Food Stores *

Program: 10:15AM – 2:30PM     Networking and On-Line Presence *

Friday, June 20th                                             Registration: 10:00AM                          Crop Scouting and Integrated Pest, Disease and

Program: 10:15AM – 2:30PM     Weed Management; and Vendor Opportunities

Friday, July 18th                                               Registration: 10:00AM                          Certification Options and Assistance:

Program: 10:15AM – 2:30PM     USDA GHP/GAP Program *

Farm and Food Safety and Post Harvest Handling

Friday, August 15th                                     Registration: 10:00AM                 Risk Management and Insurance

Program: 10:15AM – 2:30PM     Legal Assistance to Farmers

Friday, September 19th                          Registration: 10:00AM                 Growing Fall Crops and Vendor Opportunities

Program: 10:15AM – 2:30PM

Friday, October 17th                       Registration: 10:00AM                 How to Plan a Profit and Produce It:

Program: 10:15AM – 2:30PM     Recordkeeping, Farm Labor, Equipment and Inputs

Friday, November 21st                            Registration: 10:00AM                 Preparation for Spring Planting: Crop Nutrient

Program: 10:15AM – 2:30PM     Management; Pest, Disease and Weed Control; Irrigation; Crop Rotation; Cover Crops and Soil Testing

Friday, December 12th                  Registration: 10:00AM                 Crop Selection/Seed Acquisition for Spring Planting,

Program: 10:15AM – 2:30PM     Equipment Maintenance, Selection and Acquisition

LOCATION: Alliance Demonstration Farm, 1184 Coleman Road, Goodman, MS.  RSVP: Keith Benson, 601-988-4999,  Pre-registration is required, so that we can plan for training materials and lunch.

SPONSORS AND PARTNERS: Funds for this project were provided through the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce, USDA Specialty Crop Grant Program; Mississippi State University Extension Service, Alcorn State University Extension, and University of Mississippi Transactional Legal Clinic.  * Follow-on meetings/workshops will be conducted to work with farmers/producers who have a strong interest in these topics!            

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