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Cut flower short course to feature market trends
MISSISSIPPI STATE -- Mississippi cut flower growers who want to reach new markets by improving their business savvy can attend a regional short course Nov. 17-18 in Memphis.
The event will be at the Hilton Memphis at 939 Ridge Lake Blvd. The $85 preregistration for two days is due Nov. 10, and onsite registration is $125. The cost for a single day is $70, either by preregistration or onsite enrollment.
Sponsors are Mississippi State University, Louisiana State University, the University of Arkansas and the Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers. The event is being funded through a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Southern Region Risk Management Education Center.
The theme is “Rolling the Dice with Cut Flowers,” which reflects changing business trends within the industry. Topics address organic production, successful marketing and accounting, specialty selection and quality maintenance.
Contact Holly Beason at the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service at (501) 671-2237.
Writer: Patti Drapala