Gulf States Staff Gives Beginning Farmer Talk at LSU

 

Members of the NCAT Gulf States office were in Baton Rouge recently to network and provide expertise with beginning farmers at the LSU AgCenter.

NCAT Gulf States Outreach Coordinator Jim Ewing speaks at the Louisiana State University Agricultural Center in Baton Rouge, La., Oct. 23, 2013. The subject of his talk was “Beginning Farmers: Marketing Your Crop.” The one-day workshop was sponsored by the LSU AgCenter, the Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center, the Southern Sustainability Research and Education (SSARE) program, and the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT). (Photo by Rockiell Woods, NCAT)
NCAT Gulf States Outreach Coordinator Jim Ewing speaks at the Louisiana State University Agricultural Center in Baton Rouge, La., Oct. 23, 2013. The subject of his talk was “Beginning Farmers: Marketing Your Crop.” The one-day workshop was sponsored by the LSU AgCenter, the Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center, the Southern Sustainability Research and Education (SSARE) program, and the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT). (Photo by Rockiell Woods, NCAT)

Outreach Coordinator Jim Ewing was invited to speak on How to Market Your Crop and gave an hourlong talk and PowerPoint demonstration. The 26-page ATTRA publication “Marketing Tip Sheets” was handed out to each of the 44 new and beginning farmers in attendance.

New and beginning farmers gather at the LSU AgCenter Wednesday, Oct. 23, to view a demonstration of various farm implements. Members of the NCAT Gulf States office were in attendance at the gathering to offer information and technical expertise in sustainable farming. (Photo by Jim Ewing, NCAT)
New and beginning farmers gather at the LSU AgCenter Wednesday, Oct. 23, to view a demonstration of various farm implements. Members of the NCAT Gulf States office were in attendance at the gathering to offer information and technical expertise in sustainable farming. (Photo by Jim Ewing, NCAT)

In addition, Gulf States Regional Director Rockiell Woods and Ag Specialist Felicia Bell were on hand to answer questions and attended the tour of the AgCenter demonstration plots.

The one-day workshop was sponsored by the Louisiana State University AgCenter, the Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center, the Southern Sustainability Research and Education (SSARE) program, and the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT).

NCAT often collaborates with universities and extension services to provide information and technical expertise on sustainable farming through its National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service (ATTRA) program. We were thrilled to join in this important project. For more information about workshops, talks and site visits in Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia and Florida, contact Woods toll free at (866) 643-2767.

See the Tip Sheets online: https://attra.ncat.org/attra-pub/summaries/summary.php?pub=440

 

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