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ASU Incubator Farm in Preston to host Agricultural Field Day

Alcorn State, Miss. (May 16, 2013) - Farmers, consultants and others interested in Mississippi agriculture will have an opportunity to hear results of current research and watch demonstration projects during the upcoming Spring Agricultural Field Day at the Alcorn State University Incubator Farm, located at 18600 Highway 397, Preston, Mississippi, according to Dr. Franklin Chukwuma, director of Off-Campus Centers.

The event will be held June 6, 2013, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. and the event is free to the public.

“Researchers and Extension staff from Alcorn, Mississippi State University and Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) will be on hand to present current research findings, describe demonstration plot results, and answer questions,” stated Dr. Chukwuma.

Topics will include vegetable soil, health, low cost irrigation, pollinators, NRCS programs, and pasture poultry production. Personnel from NRCS, Farm Service Agency and Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education will discuss available opportunities with their agency on assisting small-and limited-resource farmers.

For more details, please contact Dr. Chukwuma, at (601) 877-2312 or franklinc@aclorn.edu .