NCAT’s Bell to Speak at Louisiana Growers Conference

National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) Gulf States Agriculture Specialist Felicia Bell will speak Wednesday, Dec. 4, at the Louisiana State University Ag Center/Louisiana Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association Winter Meeting and Field Day.

National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) Gulf States Agriculture Specialist Felicia Bell will speak Wednesday, Dec. 4 at the Louisiana State University  Ag Center/Louisiana Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association Winter Meeting and Field Day. Her topic is Legal Risk Management - Protecting Your Farm and Your Safety, which (shown) was  presented Nov. 20 at the NCAT office in Jackson, Miss., as part of the Empowering Small Farmers Series. (Photo by Jim Ewing)
National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) Gulf States Agriculture Specialist Felicia Bell will speak Wednesday, Dec. 4, at the Louisiana State University Ag Center/Louisiana Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association Winter Meeting and Field Day. Her topic is Legal Risk Management – Protecting Your Farm and Your Safety, which (shown) was presented Nov. 20 at the NCAT office in Jackson, Miss., as part of the Empowering Small Farmers Series. (Photo by Jim Ewing)

Her topic, Legal Risk Management – Protecting Your Farm and Your Safety, was recently presented at the NCAT office in Jackson, Miss., as part of the Empowering Small Farmers Series.

She will join Dr. Melanie Ivey of the LSU AgCenter, who will speak on vegetable transplant production, and Dr. David Himelrick of the LSU AgCenter, who will speak on marketing opportunities, among other presenters and topics. Field tours of broccoli, citrus, lettuce and strawberry plots will be conducted by Dr. Charlie Johnson and Dr. Kiki Fontenot of the LSU AgCenter.

The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Burden Museum and Gardens 4560 Essen Lane, Baton Rouge, La., 70809.

Reservations are required. For more information, contact Amy Blanchard at 225-578-2222 or Dr. Kiki Fontenot kkfontenot@agcenter.lsu.edu

Bell presented the Legal Risk Management seminar Nov. 20, in tandem with a workshop on Natural Beekeeping by Outreach Coordinator Jim Ewing, at NCAT Gulf States offices at 2548 Livingston Road.

Past workshops include Strategies and Tools for Saving Local Farms, and the Importance of Marketing.

For more information, contact Bell at feliciab@ncat.org 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.

For more information about NCAT, see: www.ncat.org, or www.attra.ncat.org

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