Certified organic farm hosts Alliance training
BROOKHAVEN, Miss. – Producers will have an opportunity to tour a certified organic farm and receive training on several topics related to agriculture management during a field day.
The Alliance of Sustainable Farms will host "Production, Financial, Marketing, Food Safety; and USDA Programs and Services" May 17 at Ole Brooke Organics in Brookhaven.
This training is the second in a series geared toward farmers and ranchers. Topics include livestock farm infrastructure, the importance of farm records, marketing, introduction to food safety, and farm policy.
There is no cost to attend the field day, and lunch is included, but preregistration is required. Onsite check-in begins at 8 a.m. The program begins at 9 a.m. and ends at 4 p.m. To register for the field day, email AllianceofSustainableFarms@gmail.com.
Ole Brook Organics is located at 2028 Oil Field Lane Northwest in Brookhaven.
The Alliance of Sustainable Farms is partnering with Alcorn State University and the Mississippi Small Farm and Agribusiness Center for the training program.
Alliance field day partners and 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.
Contact: Keith Benson, 601-988-4999