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Field day addresses legal issues, risk
GOODMAN, Miss. -- Farmers and producers can learn about the relationship between risk management and insurance during a July 17 field day at the Alliance for Sustainable Agricultural Production Farm near Goodman.
Participants also will receive training in legal and contractual issues. The National Center for Appropriate Technology Gulf States Office and the University of Mississippi Transactional Law Clinic will team up to deliver these sessions.
Scientists with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station, Alcorn State University Extension Program, Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce and other organizations will discuss how to become highly profitable and sustainable on a small family farm. Attendees can discuss plans to expand field days statewide beginning in August to help better support local farmers and gardeners.
The field day begins at 10 a.m. and ends at 2:30 p.m. Attendance is free, but preregistration is required. Lunch and materials will be provided.
Field days are scheduled for the third Friday of each month. The last field day is set for Dec. 11.
To register for the field day or for more information, contact Keith Benson at 601-988-4999 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The Alliance for Sustainable Agricultural Production is located in Holmes County between Goodman and Durant. It is 1 mile southwest of Highway 51 at 1184 Coleman Road.
The MSU Extension Service, Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station, Alcorn State University Extension Program and University of Mississippi Transactional Legal Clinic produce the series. The Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce and U.S. Department of Agriculture Specialty Crop Grant Program fund it.
Contact: Keith Benson, 601-988-4999