Alcorn Extension to host annual Small Farmers Conference

The Alcorn State University Extension Program, in collaboration with the Mississippi Association of Cooperatives’ Center for Cooperative Development, will host its 28th annual Small Farmers Conference Monday, April 1 through Wednesday, April 3 at the Horseshoe Hotel & Casino Tunica in Robinsonville, Mississippi. 

The annual Small Farmers Conference is designed to expose interested participants to new and innovative farming strategies, issues affecting small farmers, financial resources, marketing concerns, opportunities for women in business, and much more. This year’s event will focus on the theme, “Innovating Change: Securing Sustainable Agriculture for the Future.” 

The conference will also feature mobile tours to various learning sites in Marks, Mississippi as well as to other local agricultural enterprises. 

A diversified group of stakeholders, state and federal professional service agencies, the University community, farmers and ranchers, women in business and various individuals from across the expanse of the agricultural industry will be in attendance to share their knowledge and expertise. 

According to Gerald Jones, conference chair and director of County Operations for the Alcorn State University Extension Program, the Small Farmers Conference will provide an excellent opportunity for landowners and women in business to enhance their knowledge on cutting edge production practices and new farming technology.

“We are very excited about this year’s conference and all of the external agencies and partners that will be participating during the three-day event. Over the years, the conference attendance has increased tremendously and this year will be no exception.”

For more information about the 2019 Small Farmers Conference, visit You may also contact Jones at (601) 857-0250 or [email protected]