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Workshops address profits on small farms
MISSISSIPPI STATE -- Upcoming workshops in Jackson will address landowners’ potential to produce fruit and vegetables for a profit on small tracts of land.
Experienced and beginner farmers can benefit from a series of three workshops that will take place from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Feb. 10, 24 and March 10 at the Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum in Jackson. Sponsors of the workshops include the Mississippi State University Extension Service, the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce, and the Mississippi Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association.
Current and potential fruit and vegetable growers will learn to grow a diversity of products to sell at farmers’ markets, which are becoming a popular option for health-conscious consumers searching for locally grown, fresh produce.
Workshop discussions will cover a wide range of warm- and cool-season crops that can be grown in Mississippi. Participants will have the opportunity to hear from farmers’ market managers, industry professionals and successful growers.
The registration fee for the workshops is $35. Lunch will be provided. Locate registration forms at http://www.mdac.state.ms.us or http://www.msfruitandveg.com. For additional information, contact organizers John Braswell at (601) 403-8939 or firstname.lastname@example.org or John Campbell at (601) 354-6573 or email@example.com.