- Early Bird registration is open until FEB 20!
Or, you may register at the door on March 6. See you at the Short Course!
- Online registration
- U.S. Mail: Letter and Registration Form (download the PDF)
- If you prefer to mail in the registration form, print this form and mail it in with a check.
- Grower Short Course Registration Fee
by 2/20/2018: $200
- Grower Short Course Registration Fee at door:
- Exhibitor Advance Registration Fee:
$375 by 2/20/2018
At the door, payment must be made by check, money order, or cash. Credit cards are not accepted at the door.
The registration fee includes coffee, refreshments, lunch both days, all Extension publications, and some very special promotional items. All those who preregister will also receive the latest edition of the one-of-a-kind Greenhouse Tomato Short Course cap.
Tax Deduction for Education Expense
The United States of America Treasury Regulation 1.162.5 may permit you to take an income tax deduction for education expenses (registration fees and cost of travel, meals, and lodging) undertaken to: “(1) maintain or improve skills required in one’s employment or other trade or business, or (2) meet express requirements of an employer on a law imposed as a condition to retention of employment, job status, or rate of compensation.” Save your receipts and call the IRS or check with your tax adviser for more information.
STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Mississippi’s roadsides are seeing more farmers markets, produce stands and pickup trucks filled with fruits and vegetables.
Commercial horticultural crops, commonly called truck crops in the agricultural industry, include berries, fruits, melons, nuts, potatoes and vegetables. Last year, they combined with other horticultural crops -- flowers, sod and Christmas trees – for a total production value of $107 million, according to statistics gathered by the Mississippi State University Division of Agriculture, Forestry and Veterinary Medicine.
STONEVILLE, Miss. -- Mississippi's wheat yields were the silver lining in an otherwise depressing season with reduced acreage and a weak market.
Until recent years, growers averaged 200,000 acres of wheat in the state. This year, growers planted about 50,000 acres, and estimated yields have averaged 62 bushels per acre, a 4-bushel increase from last year.
Larry Falconer, agricultural economist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, said prices are up about 6 cents per bushel compared to this same point last year.
Common Diseases of TomatoesCRYSTAL SPRINGS, Miss. -- Conditions have been ideal this summer for a disease outbreak that makes tomatoes wilt and look like they are just too dry.
Southern blight is a fungal disease of tomatoes commonly characterized by white, thread-like growth and brown or tan, round structures known as sclerotia at the base of the stem.
TAYLORSVILLE, Miss. -- Before the first batch was picked on June 22, two fields at Ford Farms were covered with red and yellow watermelons. That wasn’t the case a year ago.
Any kind of melon crop at the Smith County farm is an improvement over 2017.