Alcorn’s Incubator Farm in Preston to Host Agricultural Field Day

Farmers, consultants, and others interested in Mississippi agriculture will have an opportunity to hear about results of current research and demonstration projects during the upcoming Spring Agricultural Field Day at the Alcorn State University Incubator Farm, 18600 Highway 397 in Preston, Mississippi.

The event will be held Thursday, May 19, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the event is free to the public.

According to Dr. Franklin Chukwuma, coordinator for off-campus centers, researchers and Extension staff from Alcorn State and University and Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will be on hand to present current research findings, describe demonstration plot results, and answer to questions.

Topics will include Soil Health, Low Cost Irrigation, NRCS Programs, Farm Financial Management, Mushroom Production and Benefits of High Tunnel Production. Personnel from NRCS, Farm Service Agency, Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education, and the Mississippi State Forest Commission will discuss available opportunities with their agency on assisting small-and limited-resource farmers.

For more details, please contact Mamie Crosby at 662- 773-7128 or [email protected].