Alliance field day covers spring production Feb. 17
CARTHAGE, Miss. -- Farmers can learn about spring planting, high tunnels and field production methods during the Feb. 17 Alliance for Sustainable Agricultural Production field day.
The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians will host the field day at Farm I in Carthage.
One of five farms operated by the tribe, Farm I is a certified organic farm that produces tomatoes, tomatoberries, cucumbers, eggplant, kale and collards in seven high tunnels, one greenhouse and one open field acre.
The field day is free, but preregistration is required. Onsite check-in begins at 10 a.m. The program begins at 10:30 a.m. and ends at 2:30 p.m. Farm I is located at 7810 County Line Road, between Carthage and Kosciusko.
Participants will tour the farm’s high tunnels, greenhouse and field to learn about these alternative production methods. Presenters also will guide attendees in a hands-on seed starting demonstration.
Alliance field day partners and sponsors include the MSU Extension Service, Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station, Alcorn State University Extension Program, University of Mississippi Transactional Law Clinic, National Center for Appropriate Technology, Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce, and Mississippi Department of Education.
To register for the field day or to host a field day, contact alliance manager Keith Benson at email@example.com or 601-988-4999. For directions, contact Daphne Snow, general manager of Choctaw Fresh Produce, at 601-575-9089.