- 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 (this will be a hot link on JAN 3)
- 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. -- Cover crop usage is gaining momentum on Midsouth farms and will be a major focus of the 2017 Mississippi State University Row Crop Short Course.
The MSU Extension Service will host the course at the Mill Conference Center in Starkville Dec. 4-6.
STARKVILLE, Miss. -- A recent survey revealed that thousands of farmers are planting cover crops and reporting benefits from the practice.
While only a few respondents to the fifth annual cover crop survey were from Mississippi, the study revealed more landowners appreciate the practice of growing crops to protect and enrich the soil. Most respondents were from the Midwest in the survey conducted by the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program and the Conservation Technology Information Center.
Growers managed major disease problems in the peanut crop this year to produce high yields and good profits.
Brown marmorated stink bugs took up residence in the Northeast nearly 20 years ago, but established populations of the destructive pest are now confirmed in the Southeast, including two reports in Mississippi.
Blake Layton, an entomology specialist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, is asking homeowners and producers to report any sightings of the insect. These insects are on a different level than other stink bugs in the South because of the damage they cause in fruit and the issues they cause when they invade buildings, he said.
As the time for pecan harvest approaches, some Mississippians are contemplating adding new orchards or expanding or renovating old ones.
Eric Stafne, fruit and nut crops specialist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, said growers want to capitalize on the demand for pecans, which is increasing domestically and overseas.