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Tour and Demonstrations: Pastured Poultry, Eggs, Pork, and Beef; and Pecan Orchard 

Friday, August 18, 2017

Registration: 10:00am – Program: 10:30am to 2:30pm 



(Lucedale, Mississippi)

This event will be hosted by Sweet Grass Pastures in Lucedale, MS.  Major topics will include: pastured poultry, eggs, pork, beef, and their pecan orchard.  Demonstrations and tours will include their pecan orchard, mobile chicken coop, setting up mobile hog fencing, and much more.  
This family owned farm began operations in 2014.  The Scott family thinks of themselves as, farmers of the soil.  Their goal is to have healthy living breathing soil full of microorganims and worms.  These organisms are responsible for keeping healthy nutrients available for the grass and healthy grasses make healthy livestock.  They do this by “rotational grazing” or rotating their animals.  The movement of the animals mimics mother nature and assures that the nutrients the animals eat from the grasses are spread back onto the pasture in an organized way.
At Sweet Grass Pastures their animals are raised 100% free of GMOs, antibiotics, vaccines, and steroids.  They also believe that an animal that lives as mother nature intended will always produce the healthiest best tasting product.  That is why all their chickens, hogs, and cows are raised naturally outside without confinement. 
A small dream has slowly become a small reality, and with a little hard work and hope the Scott family believes they can truly provide Mississippi with a healthy affordable alternative.  Everyone is encouraged to visit their website and Facebook page, join their buying club, and visit the farm.
There is NO COST to attend this event, but PRE-REGISTRATION is required! 
TO REGISTER SEND EMAIL TO: keithmdp@yahoo.com  




Sweet Grass Pastures is located at 1128 Wayne Lee Road, Lucedale, MS 39452.  FROM NORTH: Take Highway 49S from Jackson MS all the way down to Hattiesburg, MS.  From Hattiesburg take Highway 98E Towards Mobile/Lucedale for about an hour.  After that you will take the Highway 63S Exit.  Wayne Lee Rd will be on the left after about 7 miles down Highway 63.  Once on Wayne Lee Rd you will follow it down to the very end until it turns into a dirt road.  This will be the farm.  You will pass a house on the left and a house the right, and the farm tour will be past this house through the double gates (not into the pecan orchard but out onto the pasture).  FROM NORTH: You can also take Hwy 45S all the way down to Hwy 57S which will turn into Hwy 63.  FROM SOUTH: You can come up from I10 down along the coast.  Take the 69 Exit onto Hwy 63N and drive north for about 30 minutes.  You will be about 5 minutes from Wayne Lee Road once you pass into George County.  Contact: Nathan Scott/Owner at #601-508-9986, for help with directions.  TO REGISTER EMAIL: keithmdp@yahoo.com(Pre-registration is required) 



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

Mississippi Department of Education

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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:


*Wild Hogs



*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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