Microfarming – Growing for Farmers’ Markets Conference

Microfarming – Growing for Farmers’ Markets Conference

Eagle Ridge Conference Center
1500 Raymond Lake Road
Raymond, MS

August 27-28, 2014

Small farm? Locally grown? Specialty crops? If you have ever thought about selling your produce at one of Mississippi’s farmers’ markets, this conference will give you the information you need to succeed. Learn everything from the best crops to grow and best way to market your produce to how to set up your booth at a farmers’ market.

Experts from the Mississippi State University Extension Service, Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce, South Mississippi Farmers Market Association and Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries will help small-scale farmers understand the benefits and facts of selling at farmers’ markets.

Topics include fruit and vegetable variety selection, food safety, marketing and sales approaches, online presence and marketing strategies, starting a successful farmers’ market, urban farming for the local market, benefits of selling at farmers’ markets, and MDAC programs and opportunities.

The short course is free, but advance registration is required.
Attendees must mail, email, or fax reservations to confirm attendance at the workshop. There is no charge to attend. However, you MUST reserve a spot.

For more information or to register, contact Dr. Rick Snyder at Rick.Snyder@msstate.edu or 601-892-3731.

Complete information is on the website: http://farmersmarkets.msstate.edu/conference