Alcorn Extension to Host a Series of Women in Agriculture Workshops

“Getting Back to the Basics,” is the theme of a 6-month series of Women in Agriculture workshops. The introductory workshop, scheduled for June 17, will held from 9 a.m. to noon in the Extension and Research Complex, Ray Johnson Assembly Center, Lorman campus.

Dates of the remaining workshops will be announced at a later time. The workshops are sponsored by the Alcorn State University Extension Program.

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

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

Presenters will be researchers and Extension Program specialists, from the School, federal and state government personnel, and staff from various universities.

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, food safety, nutrition, and youth, among others. Presentations will also include hands-on demonstrations.

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