A Series of Women in Agriculture Workshops, Coming to Alcorn

“Getting Back to Basics,” is the theme of a 6-month series of Women in Agriculture workshops. The workshops, sponsored by the Alcorn State University Extension Program, will held in the Extension and Research Complex, Ray Johnson Assembly Center, Lorman campus.

The first workshop, free and open to the public, is scheduled for Saturday, June 17, from 9 a.m. to noon.

“The primary goal of the workshops is to provide women in agriculture with the basic skills and the necessary tools to help minimize input cost,” said Carolyn Banks, project director, Small Farm Outreach, Extension Program.

Presenters will be Alcorn State School of Agriculture and Applied Sciences researchers, Extension Program specialists, federal and state government personnel, and staff from various universities.

“The first workshop will be an introduction to what will follow in the preceding Women in Agriculture, ‘Getting Back to the Basics’ workshops,” said Banks.

The workshops along with hands-on demonstrations will be held once a month through December, 2017.

According to Banks, topics will include, livestock production, crop production, farm equipment, farm safety, forestry, farm management, marketing, estate planning, land and property rights, farm record keeping, animal handling, soil quality and many others.

For more details, contact Carolyn L. Banks, at 601-877-6260 or [email protected].