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Area Lodging

The following hotels and RV parks are the closest ones to the Greenhouse Tomato Short Course, located at Eagle Ridge Conference Center (1500 Raymond Lake Road, Raymond, MS 39154). Call for prices. You may be able to get a better rate by stating that you are with the Greenhouse Tomato Short Course, requesting corporate rate, government rate, state rate, or mentioning other memberships that you may have (AAA, AARP, etc.). Every major hotel chain is in Jackson, just a few miles further from Eagle Ridge. Please call to make your own reservations!

Eagle Ridge Conference Center Hotel
1500 Raymond Lake Road
P.O. Box 1100
Raymond, MS
(601) 857-7100
http://eagleridge.hindscc.edu
Limited number of rooms at Eagle Ridge
Note: no restaurants at Eagle Ridge or within walking distance

Days Inn
482 Springridge Road, Clinton, MS
(601) 925-5065
http://www.daysinn.com
9.2 miles from Eagle Ridge

Best Western
102 Clinton Loop Drive, Clinton, MS
(601) 926-4323
http://www.bestwesternmississippi.com
8.9 miles from Eagle Ridge

Comfort Inn & Suites
5010 Hampstead Blvd, Jackson, MS
(601) 925-8250
http://www.choicehotels.com
11.1 miles from Eagle Ridge

Econo Lodge
103 Clinton Center Drive, Clinton, MS
(601) 924-9364
http://www.choicehotels.com
8.9 miles from Eagle Ridge

Fairfield Inn & Suites Clinton
105 Hampstead Blvd, Clinton, MS
(601) 925-5750
http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/jancl-fairfield-inn-and-suites-jackson-clinton
11.3 miles from Eagle Ridge

Hampton Inn
493 Springridge Road, Clinton, MS
(601) 925-9393
http://hamptoninn.com
8.7 miles from Eagle Ridge

Holiday Inn Express
495 Springridge Road, Clinton, MS
(601) 708-0400
http://www.holidayinn.com
8.7 miles from Eagle Ridge

Quality Inn Express
103 Johnston Place, Clinton, MS
(601) 924-0064
http://www.choicehotels.com
8.8 miles from Eagle Ridge

Super 8 Clinton
201 Johnston Place, Clinton, MS
(601) 925-4040
http://www.super8.com
9.0 miles from Eagle Ridge

 

RV and Camping

Lefleur’s Bluff State Park
2140 Riverside Drive, Jackson, MS
(601) 987-3923
http://mississippistateparks.reserveamerica.com
Camping and RV hookups
21.1 miles from Eagle Ridge

Swinging Bridge RV Park
5750 I-55 South
100 Holiday Rambler Lane
Byram, MS 39272
(601) 502-1101
http://www.rvresort.net
Camping and RV hookups
14.4 miles from Eagle Ridge

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Filed Under: Crops, Weed Control for Crops, Farming, Environment January 12, 2018

ROLLING FORK, Miss. -- The Mississippi State University Extension Service invites producers, landowners and professionals in the Delta to a Cover Crop Field Day Jan. 19.

Filed Under: Commercial Fruit and Nuts January 3, 2018

HATTIESBURG, Miss. -- An afternoon workshop will help Mississippi commercial blueberry growers brush up on the latest research and training related to their crop.

The Mississippi State University Extension Service is hosting the 2018 Mississippi Blueberry Education Workshop Jan. 23 at the Forrest County Extension office in Hattiesburg. Registration is at the door on the day of the event at 1 p.m. There is no cost for the workshop.

Filed Under: Nuts, Specialty Crop Production December 19, 2017

RAYMOND, Miss. -- A daylong Mississippi State University Extension Service workshop Jan. 18 will provide an in-depth look at horticulture and pest management with pecan orchards.

The Pecan Education Workshop will be held from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Central Mississippi Research and Extension Center in Raymond. The $35 cost covers registration, lunch and handouts, and must be submitted by Jan. 11. Late registration is on a space-available basis.

An artist representation of the top 5 agricultural commodities in Mississippi with a drawing of a large white chicken dominating the image.
Filed Under: Agricultural Economics, Crops December 19, 2017

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Agriculture continues to do its part to boost Mississippi’s economy as it remains a $7 billion industry in 2017.

Agricultural economists with the Mississippi State University Extension Service released year-end estimates Dec. 19 on the value of state crops. The top two agricultural commodities are still poultry at $2.8 billion, an increase of 13 percent, and forestry at $1.4 billion, a decline of 8 percent.

“Early expectations are for good reports in most commodities for 2017,” said Brian Williams, Extension agricultural economist. “Poultry, overall crops and livestock totals should all improve over the 2016 values. The exceptions are forestry, catfish and some individual commodities.”

Picked cotton sits in large green and red bales.
Filed Under: Agricultural Economics, Corn, Cotton, Rice, Soybeans December 19, 2017

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- The 2017 production value of Mississippi’s four largest row crops is forecasted to outperform the previous year by more than 7 percent.

Brian Williams, agricultural economist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, predicted the combined value of soybeans, cotton, corn and rice will be nearly $2.1 billion this year. The total projected value for all agronomic crops is $2.5 billion, which would be a 6.4 percent increase over the $2.4 billion value reached in 2016.

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