Alliance field day set for April 20
PINEY WOODS, Miss. -- Mississippi producers will receive training on irrigation practices during an April 20 field day.
The Alliance of Sustainable Farms will hold its Drip Irrigation and Plastic Mulch Laying field day on the National Center for Appropriate Technology demonstration farm at the Piney Woods School. The workshop will provide information on ecologically sound and profitable production practices.
Along with drip irrigation and plastic mulch laying, the workshop will also include transplanting demonstrations.
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. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and shoes.
The Piney Woods School is located at 5096 Highway 49 in Piney Woods, about 20 miles south of Jackson. The school’s main entrance is closed. Take Cox 40 Road north of the main entrance, and then take the first right. The classroom is located in the barn.
The demonstration farm is part of the National Center for Appropriate Technology’s multifaceted food justice project, which is working to improve access to healthy, culturally appropriate food for historically disadvantaged communities throughout Mississippi.
To register for the field day, email AllianceofSustainableFarms@gmail.com.
Alliance field day partners and sponsors include the Mississippi State University 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.
Contact: Keith Benson, 601-988-4999