Local Food Systems as Economic Development

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January 29, 2016 · 5:17 pm

MSU workshop teaches grape pruning basics

Source: MSU workshop teaches grape pruning basics

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Farm in a box: Shipping containers reused for fresh produce – Houston Chronicle

Source: Farm in a box: Shipping containers reused for fresh produce – Houston Chronicle

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Mark Your Calendar!

Mississippi Food Policy Council Winter Annual Meeting This Friday!

 January 8th ᐧ 11am-1pm

Open to all – Join if you’re interested!

Lunch Provided ($5 donation requested)

@ MSU CAVS Extension Center – 153 Mississippi Parkway, Canton, MS 39046

RSVP Shamir Lee at slee@mbk-inc.org or by phone at (601) 957-7710

Click on the link below to view the flyer:

Mississippi Food Policy Council

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2016 Mississippi Blueberry Workshop

This is a great opportunity for blueberry growers to improve their operations!

Mississippi Fruit and Nut Blog

The 2016 Mississippi Blueberry Educational Workshop will be held in Hattiesburg on January 14, 2016 from 1-5pm.  Several topics will be covered including mechanized harvest, Farm-to-School, Social Media marketing, blueberry cultivars, and disease control basics. Everyone with an interest in blueberries is invited to attend.  See the information below for details on the program.

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Local Food Economics Webinar…December 14th

In October 2015 the Michigan State University Center for Regional Food Systems convened a
special one-day invitational workshop focused on the economic impacts of
local and regional food systems.  The core of the workshop was based on
a USDA-funded local food economic toolkit project (see link immediately
below);

http://www.localfoodeconomics.com/

Because there was so much interest in the workshop, the Center for
Regional Food Systems is working with the (workshop) instructors to
offer a special webinar on Monday, December 14th from 1:30 to 2:30 pm
EST.  This webinar will provide an overview of what was covered in the
October workshop. Instructors will be Dawn Thilmany and Becca Jablonski
from Colorado State University.

To  register for this webinar and receive an e-mail confirmation with
information to join the webinar (and to put on your calendar) please
click the link below

https://msu.zoom.us/webinar/register/3737f4e2e499c77c66858a512be5123a

You must register in order to join the webinar. The webinar will be
recorded and the link posted on the Center for Regional Food System’s
website within a few days after the webinar.  If you have questions,
please contact Rich Pirog (rspirog@msu.edu).

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MFVGA Youth Conference set for December 3rd in Natchez!

Announcing the 

 Mississippi Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association

2015 Youth Conference

Sponsored by NCAT and FoodCorps MS

The conference takes place on December 3rd in Natchez with sessions on:

*Poultry

*Wild Hogs

*Livestock

*Leadership

*Herbal Teas

The conference is FREE to all interested high school and college-age agri-preneurs and includes lunch.

Volunteer opportunities are available.

Download the flyer here: MFVGAYouthConf (1)

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