Water management seminar June 30

Producers can learn about low-cost, efficient water management practices for their farms during a seminar at Alcorn State University’s model farm in Lorman, Miss.

Bill Evans, an associate research professor at the Mississippi State University Truck Crops Branch Experiment Station in Crystal Springs, will be one of the featured speakers at the June 30 sustainable water management workshop.

Among the various presentations and demonstrations, topics will include soil health, farm budgeting, sustainable vegetable production practices and National Resources Conservation Service cost-share programs.

The field day begins at 9 a.m. and ends at 2 p.m. Attendance is free, and the event is open to the public. Registration begins at 8 a.m.

Jairo Diaz, director of the Mississippi River Research Center at Alcorn State, will also speak.

The workshop is partially supported by a U.S. Department of Agriculture - National Institute of Food and Agriculture project granted to Diaz and Evans earlier this year focused on enhancing irrigation and water conservation methods for limited-resource, small and medium fruit/vegetable growers.

The workshop is hosted by the ASU Extension Program.

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