Coastal area producers to meet Feb. 24

Monday, January 26, 2015
By: Susan M. Collins-Smith

Coastal region agriculture producers and other interested clients are invited to help direct educational programming and research provided by Mississippi State University.


The Commodity Advisory Council meeting will begin at 9 a.m. on Feb. 24 at the Coastal Research and Extension Center in Biloxi.

Experts with the MSU Extension Service and Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station will share research results, answer questions and listen to producer needs for 2015.

Individual commodity sessions include commercial ornamental horticulture, fruits, livestock, row crops, seafood and aquaculture, forestry, home horticulture, vegetables, equine and beekeeping. Each commodity group will share its research and Extension priorities during a general session.

Deadline for preregistration is Feb. 17 by 5 p.m. The meeting will end at 3:00 p.m. Lunch will be provided.

The Coastal Research and Extension Center is located at 1815 Popps Ferry Road in Biloxi.

For more information or to register, call the Coastal Research and Extension Center at 228-388-4710.

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