Jackson State, Alcorn State Partner for Mississippi Farmer Assistance Tour
The Jackson State University Farmers Network, a collaboration that includes the Center for Business Development and Economic Research in the JSU College of Business, Alcorn State University and several local farmers, has launched a tour of the state of Mississippi to enlighten socially disadvantaged farmers about the various agencies and available programs of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
Beginning at 10 a.m., May 10, at the Vegetable Processing Facility located at 1300 Killebrew Road in Marks, the group will host community meetings designed to assist farmers in operating farms more efficiently and profitably. After meeting in Marks, the group will travel to the County Extension Office, located at 402 C.J. Hardin Jr. Drive in Pontotoc, for a 3 p.m. meeting.
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