Understanding Cooperative Extension

Yesterday, I covered what Land Grant Institutions where, how they came into being and their importance to agriculturists.  Another unique aspect of Land Grant institutions is the Cooperative Extension Service.  Not all universities have this tremendous resource available.  Yes, even … Continue reading

Bill Gates says Lack of Ag Research Money ‘Shocking’

I found this on the National Grape and Wine Initiative website and thought it was an interesting read. February 2, 2012 Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft and one of the richest men in the world, highlighted the relative lack of … Continue reading

Eat Healthy Mississippi Initiative

Dear Growers,  The Eat Healthy Mississippi Initiative has gained national attention. This Initiative provides an incredible opportunity for you to not only get your fresh produce and other goods into local restaurants; it also provides you with an opportunity to … Continue reading

Webinar on PACA

                  Webinar Invitation                                       USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) presents “The PACA Complaint Process – Promoting Better Business Practices in Produce” A FREE Interactive Webinar   Date:              Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012 Time:             2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Eastern Time Subject:         USDA’s PACA Complaint Process Background:  The … Continue reading