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Alcorn State University Extension and USDA to host Outreach Workshop
date: Thu, Mar 07, 2019 12:00 AM to 11:59 PM
location: Laurel, MS 39443
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The Alcorn State University Extension Program in partnership with the Mississippi USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, Farm Service Agency, Risk Management Agency and other state and local agencies will conduct an outreach workshop on March 7, 2019 at 5 P.M. at the R. L Prater Tri Community Center located at 9 Prater Road, Laurel, MS, 39443.


The outreach workshop will help landowners in Jones County and surrounding counties understand how various USDA programs can assist them in managing their farming operations. Veterans, new and beginning farmers, limited resource farmers, socially disadvantaged farmers and other agriculturalists interested in gaining better awareness and knowledge of available programs through the USDA are encouraged to attend.


Some overall objectives of the outreach workshop are to: assist producers and landowners with understanding the importance of decision-making and risk reduction associated with agriculture production; improve the sustainability of the producer’s farming operation through the utilization of appropriate USDA programs and resources; and to assist in the evaluation, planning and implementation of sound science-based conservation practices designed to protect natural resources, thereby improving the overall economics of the farming operations.

For more information and to pre-register, contact the Natural Resources Conservation Service or the Jones County Soil and Water Conservation District at (601)-425-4622 Ext. 3 or visit the office at 3536 Hwy 15 North Suite C, Laurel, MS 39441.