Advisory meetings offer chance to share ag needs
By Susan Collins-Smith
MSU Extension Service
Producers in Mississippi can provide feedback and input on the agricultural research and educational programs offered by Mississippi State University during the upcoming producer advisory council meetings.
Hosted by MSU Extension Service and Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station personnel, the Producer Advisory Council meetings will be held in February. These meetings allow producers to learn about current research and educational opportunities, as well as to communicate their needs in these areas.
The North Mississippi Producer Advisory Council will meet Feb. 16 at the Magnolia Building at the North Mississippi Research and Extension Center AgriCenter in Verona. On-site registration begins at 10 a.m., and the meeting begins at 10:30 a.m. To register, visit the Extension registration portal at https://bit.ly/3X198Wx. Deadline to register is Feb. 15.
Producers will gather for the Central Mississippi Producer Advisory Council meeting Feb. 21 in Raymond at the McKenzie Arena behind the Central Mississippi Research and Extension Center. On-site registration begins at 8 a.m., and the program begins at 9 a.m. To register, visit the Extension registration portal at https://bit.ly/3CCTZT2 or call the CMREC office at 601-857-2284.
The Coastal Mississippi Producer Advisory Council meeting will be held Feb. 23 at the Coastal Research and Extension Center in Biloxi. On-site registration begins at 8 a.m., and the program begins at 9 a.m. To register, go to https://forms.gle/HDKFjzKgSwjgEd9m9 or contact Lester Mitchell at 228-546-1004 or Lester.Mitchell@msstate.edu. Deadline to register is Feb. 17. View the agenda at http://www.coastal.msstate.edu/advisory.
The meetings will begin with general sessions before breaking off into several commodity groups. These groups include agritourism, apiculture, aquaculture, beef, cotton, dairy, equine, ornamentals, peanuts, poultry, swine, turf, vegetables, grain crops, sweet potatoes, forestry and wildlife, commercial fisheries and seafood processing, coastal and marine ecology, coastal resiliency and restoration, fruits and nuts, and goats and sheep.