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Fruit, vegetable growers conference set in Biloxi
MISSISSIPPI STATE -- Farmers from Mississippi, Arkansas and Louisiana will converge soon on Biloxi for a three-day conference that may yield solutions to the quest for profitable alternative crops.
The Ark-La-Miss Fruit and Vegetable Growers Conference and Trade Show will take place at the President Casino, Broadwater Towers Hotel from Feb. 6 through 8. Topics to be covered include establishment of farmers' markets and other marketing issues, irrigation and fertility, and food safety.
In addition to growers and university presenters from the three-state region, guest speakers from Illinois, North Carolina, Georgia and Michigan will be available. Specific crops on the agenda include watermelons, blueberries, peaches, apples, muscadines, figs, mayhaws, tomatoes, sweet corn and other vegetables.
For more information on the meeting, contact David Nagel, horticulturist with Mississippi State University's Extension Service, at (662) 325-4558 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or John Braswell at (601) 795-4526 or by e-mail at email@example.com.