Commodity advisory meeting set for Feb. 17

Agriculture clients in central Mississippi are invited to help direct educational programming and research provided by Mississippi State University.

By: Susan M. Collins-Smith

Producers of various commodities can attend the Central Mississippi Producer Advisory Council meeting Feb. 17 at the McKenzie Arena in Raymond.

Representatives of the MSU Extension Service and Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station will listen to producer needs for 2015 and answer questions in nine commodity sessions.

These sessions begin at 9:30 a.m. and include beef and forages; forestry and wildlife; dairy; beekeeping; fruits and nuts; vegetables; small ruminants and swine; ornamentals; and ag crops.

Each commodity group will share its research and Extension priorities during a general session after lunch.

Deadline for preregistration is Feb. 6 by 5 p.m. On-site registration begins at 8 a.m. Feb. 17. The meeting will end at 2:00 p.m. Lunch will be provided.

The McKenzie Arena is located at 1178 Seven Springs Road in Raymond, behind the Central Mississippi Research and Extension Center.

For more information or to register, call the Central Mississippi Research and Extension Center at 601-857-2284.

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