NCAT Offers Free Whole Farm Planning Workshop

A free seminar on Whole Farm Planning is being offered Dec. 18 by the National Center for Appropriate Technology Gulf States office in Jackson, Miss.

Topics include personal and business goals, planning for profits, assessing land, resources and enterprises, estate planning, and other issues.

Part of the Empowering Small Farmers Series, the seminar begins at 4 p.m. and is taught by NCAT Agriculture Specialist Felicia Bell at the NCAT Gulf States offices at 2548 Livingston Road, location of the old New Deal Grocery in the Mississippi Roadmap to Health Equity building  at the Jackson Medical Mall.

Past workshops include Legal Risk Management: Protecting Your Farm and Your Family, Strategies and Tools for Saving Local Farms, and the Importance of Marketing.

While there is no charge for the workshop, space is limited and registration is required. For more information, or to register, contact Bell at or (479) 575-1386. Toll free: (866) 643-2767.

The NCAT Gulf States office opened in Jackson in June. Headquartered in Butte, Mont., NCAT  is a nonprofit offering assistance for sustainable living — farming, energy, and information — to reduce poverty, promote healthy communities, and protect natural resources.

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