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Alliance field day set for Sept. 16 in Mount Olive
MOUNT OLIVE, Miss. -- Farmers can learn about growing hydroponic produce and selling their crops to institutions during the upcoming Alliance for Sustainable Agricultural Production field day Sept. 16.
The on-farm field day will be at Triple Eaton Farm, located at 953 Mt. Olive Road in Mt. Olive.
Farm owner Leon Eaton will share his experience of growing hydroponic tomatoes, cucumbers and other vegetables, as well as marketing produce to specialty food stores and restaurants. Attendees will get a tour of Eaton’s hydroponic growing system.
The field day is free, but preregistration is required. On-site check-in opens at 10 a.m. The program begins at 10:30 a.m. and ends at 2:30 p.m.
Field day 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.
For more information or to register for the field day, contact alliance manager Keith Benson at 601-988-4999 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For detailed directions, contact Leon Eaton at 601-549-4485.