Annual Fall Vegetables Field Day at Alcorn, Mound Bayou Demonstration Farm

Farmers, consultants and others interested in Mississippi agriculture will have an opportunity to hear about the creative results of current research and demonstration projects during the upcoming annual Fall Vegetables Field Day Thursday, Sept. 22. This year’s theme is, “Enhancing Farm Income through the Adoption of Alternative Enterprises.”

The event, sponsored by the School of Agriculture, Research, Extension and Applied Sciences, will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Alcorn State University Extension Program Demonstration Farm and Technology Transfer Center, located at 294 Grainger Dorsey Rd., Mound Bayou, Mississippi.

Researchers and extension staff from Alcorn State University, Mississippi State University and the United States Departments of Natural Resources Conservation and Agricultural Research Services will be on hand to present current research findings, describe demonstration plot results and respond to questions, according to Dr. Franklin Chukwuma, coordinator for Off-Campus Centers.

Topics discussed will include soil health, low cost irrigation, pollinators, integrated pest management, farm management, NRCS programs and pasture poultry production. The event is free and open to the public. No pre-registration is required and lunch will be provided.

For more details, contact Dr. Franklin Chukwuma, at 662 741-3375, 601-877-2312 or [email protected].