Directions to Eagle Ridge
Eagle Ridge Conference Center is conveniently located on Highway 18, just off Interstate 20, west of Jackson. It is about a 30-minute drive (25 miles) from the Jackson Evers International Airport (code: JAN).
The closest hotels are at the Springridge Road exit (exit 36) from Interstate 20, about a 12 minute drive from Eagle Ridge Conference Center on scenic country roads.
To Eagle Ridge from hotel area: Head south on Springridge Road for 4 miles, turn right at the light on Highway 18 (heading southwest) and go 4.5 miles, then turn left on Raymond Lake Road, at the Eagle Ridge Conference Center sign.
STONEVILLE, Miss. -- Mississippi growers will produce about 20 percent more rice this year, mostly thanks to additional acres planted over 2017’s total.
Larry Falconer, agricultural economist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, said early forecasts predict national yields near last year’s 7,400 pounds per acre.
“National acreage is up about 20 percent. In Mississippi, the increase is slightly more at 23 percent,” Falconer said. “It helped that, at planting time, prices were slightly better than the previous year.”
PONTOTOC, Miss. -- Sweet potato producers, crop consultants, agricultural industry representatives and the general public will learn about ongoing Mississippi State University sweet potato research and outreach efforts at a field day Aug. 30.
The MSU Extension Service and Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station will host the event at the Pontotoc Ridge-Flatwoods Branch Experiment Station, located at 8320 Highway 15 South in Pontotoc County.
Fire ants are everywhere. If you’ve thrown your hands up in exasperation trying to deal with them, don’t give up just yet. (File photo by MSU Extension Service)
Producers can learn about issues related to muscadine production and other fruit-related topics at an upcoming field day in Pearl River County, south of McNeill.