First Women in Agriculture Workshop set for Saturday, June 17

The Alcorn State University Extension Program will host its first Women in Agriculture workshop, June 17, from 9 a.m. to noon in the Extension and Research Complex, Ray Johnson Assembly Center, Lorman campus.

“Getting Back to the Basics,” is the theme of a 6-month series of Women in Agriculture workshops. Dates and locations of the remaining workshops will be announced at a later time.

“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. There will also be hands-on demonstrations, certifications and networking.

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