Ag Field Day
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Location: Morris-Boykin Agricultural Science Building
“Enhancing the Income of the Small Farmer and Rancher Through Sustainable Agriculture,” is the theme of this year’s annual Alcorn State University Agricultural, Research and Extension Field Day.
Demonstrations and exhibits will be on numerous topics including fruit and vegetable production, livestock management and technology, water quality and conservation, biotechnology for food quality and productivity, marketing and business management, accessing financial resources, integrated pest management, biofuel and bioenergy crops, and agricultural and human science education.
Delmer C. Stamps, a state resource conservationist for the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Jackson, Mississippi, will serve as the luncheon keynote speaker. A native of Learned, Mississippi, he earned a bachelor’s degree in agronomy from Alcorn State University in 1977. Stamps began his career with NRCS (formerly Soil Conservation Service) in 1976 as a student trainee and then served NRCS in various capacities. In November 2000, he was promoted to his current position of state resource conservationist.
The event registration is free. Check-in begins at 8:00 a.m. and bus tours to various research sites will start promptly at 9:00 a.m.
Interested persons must register by August 21. To register, contact your local Alcorn State Extension Program office, or register online at www.alcorn.edu/agfieldday.
For additional information call (601) 877-2311 or (601) 877-2204. Lunch will be provided.