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Alliance field day set for Jan. 20
BROOKHAVEN, Miss. -- The Alliance for Sustainable Agricultural Production will hold its first field day of the New Year on Jan. 20 at Ole Brook Organics in Brookhaven.
Speakers will include Bill Evans, associate research professor with Mississippi State University; Girish K. Panicker, associate professor and director of the Center for Conservation Research with Alcorn State University; and Al Buie, farm owner.
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. Ole Brook Organics and Buie Family Pavilion is located at 2028 Oil Field Lane Northwest in Brookhaven.
Topics include high tunnels, preparing for spring planting, and the nutritional value of specialty crops, including turmeric, blueberries and muscadines.
Ole Brook Organics is a certified organic farm that grows turmeric, ginger, squash, tomatoes, beets, turnips, mustard and melons. Buie will discuss some of the farm’s unique produce, such as turmeric and ginger. Attendees can learn about and taste Ole Brook Organics’ new line of ginger tea.
Alliance field day partners and sponsors include the MSU 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.
To register for the field day or to host a field day, contact alliance manager Keith Benson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 601-988-4999.