Presentations from the 2016 Mississippi Blueberry Education Workshop

The 2016 Mississippi Blueberry Education Workshop was held on January 14 in Hattiesburg. There were 55 attendees that heard the following speakers.  To access a PDF copy of each talk (if available), click the linked title. Speaker Line-Up and Schedule: … Continue reading

2016 Mississippi Blueberry Workshop

The 2016 Mississippi Blueberry Educational Workshop will be held in Hattiesburg on January 14, 2016 from 1-5pm.  Several topics will be covered including mechanized harvest, Farm-to-School, Social Media marketing, blueberry cultivars, and disease control basics. Everyone with an interest in … Continue reading

2015 Grape and Muscadine Short Course Update

UPDATE: The MSU Grape and Muscadine Short Course will be held Tuesday, March 10 in Pontotoc, MS.  The address is:  MSU Pontotoc Extension Office at 402 C.J. Hardin Jr. Drive Pontotoc, MS 38863   The MSU Grape and Muscadine Short … Continue reading

2015 Mississippi Blueberry Education Workshop Presentations

Last week (February 12), MSU Extension, USDA-ARS, and the Gulf South Blueberry Growers’ Association co-hosted a blueberry education workshop for Mississippi blueberry growers.  The agenda was as listed below.  Click on the name of the presentation to see the PowerPoint … Continue reading

2015 Mississippi Grape and Muscadine Short Courses Announced

Thanks to a grant from the Specialty Crops Block grant program and the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce, MSU Extension Service will be hosting two short courses for grape and muscadine growers.  One will be held in Verona and … Continue reading

Translating the Value of Extension Scholarship

Earlier this summer I was asked to give a webinar for Next Generation Extension – University of Nebraska Southeast Research and Extension Center (http://nextgenerationextension.org/) on the topic of online scholarship.  This grew out of a webinar that I gave in … Continue reading

2014 Muscadine Field Day a Success

The 2014 Muscadine Field Day was a great success. The cooperative event by Mississippi State University and the USDA-ARS is held every year in McNeill, MS. The weather was cool (relatively), so the crowd came out — about 110 in … Continue reading

Fruit Crops for Mississippi Farmers’ Markets

Yesterday I gave a presentation on “Best Fruit Crops for Mississippi Farmers’ Markets”.  It was part of the “Microfarming – Growing for Farmers’ Markets” workshop put on by Dr. Rick Snyder and others.  You can see more info on the … Continue reading