Beginning Farmer Workshop Set for Leakesville, MS

NCAT Gulf States  Agriculture Specialist Felicia Bell, shown here operating a tiller at a farm field day, will be a featured speaker at the Feb. 15, 2014, Beginning Farmer Workshop in Leakesville, MS. The workshop is free, but registration is required. (Photo by Jim Ewing, NCAT)
NCAT Gulf States Agriculture Specialist Felicia Bell, shown here operating a tiller at a farm field day, will be a featured speaker at the Feb. 15, 2014, Beginning Farmer Workshop in Leakesville, MS. The workshop is free, but registration is required. (Photo by Jim Ewing, NCAT)

The National Center for Appropriate Technology Gulf States office is partnering with the National Women in Agriculture Coastal Region to host a free beginning farmer workshop 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Greene County, MS, Saturday, Feb. 15.

To be held at McIntosh Homes, 1320 MS Highway 63N, Leakesville, MS, the workshop will include such topics as government assistance for beginning farmers, livestock and vegetable production,  and small intensive farming or market gardening.

Anyone interested in starting to ranch or farm or expanding a personal garden to sell crops is invited to attend.

While the workshop is free, space is limited and registration is required. For more information or to register, contact Darlene Campbell, 601-947-0441 or email victoriousca@gmail.com.

Or call the NCAT Gulf States Office in Jackson, (866) 643-2767.

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