Posts Tagged ‘agritourism’

Ag producers, scientists talk about research, needs

VERONA — More than 300 north Mississippi agricultural producers met with Mississippi State University representatives to hear research results and recommendations and to express what they need from the university in the coming year. Steve Martin, head of MSU’s North Mississippi Research and Extension Center in Verona, said the annual meeting helps keep producers, researchers […] [...]

New farmers market to hold soft opening this weekend

EDWARDS — The Town of Edwards will present the “Edwards Farmers Market Soft Opening Day” with a ribbon cutting ceremony by Mayor RL Perkins and District 63 Representative Deborah Butler Dixon The event will be held on Town Square at 310 Front Street (the 2013 interim location) Nov. 2 from 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. The […] [...]

Agritourism spreading across Mississippi

by Lisa Monti Published: October 18,2013

Tags: agritourism, economic development, Mississippi, tourism

A working farm, a Halloween corn maze and pumpkin patch, a petting zoo, wagon rides, you pick ’em farms, a winery and Christmas tree farms amount to year round agritourism activities in Mississippi that generate $150 million annually. Tourism officials say agritourism is now one of the fastest growing tourism markets, providing employment and revenue […] [...]

When corn wouldn’t grow, maze-maker turns to grass

by MBJ Staff Published: October 30,2012

Tags: agriculture, agritourism, agritourist, corn, farm, farmer, farming, Halloween, maze, scary, sorghum, sppoky, sweet potato

CHICKASAW COUNTY — With persistence, hard work and a little help from technology, one Mississippi sweet potato farmer has created an unusual maze. “My farm is not that big, and after the disaster in 2009 when we lost about 90 percent of our sweet potato crop, we were looking for something else to do to […] [...]

October 21, 2012- Ricky Nobile

by Ricky Nobile Published: October 21,2012

Tags: agritourism, Cindy Hyde-Smith, Mississippi Dental Association

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MDAC opens new agritourism promotion program

JACKSON — The Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce (MDAC) has launched its new Agritourism Registration Program. This program is part of the recently passed Senate Bill 2439, which was enacted to provide limited liability to persons engaged in agritourism activities. Under state law, agritourism operations that register with MDAC and that meet certain signage […] [...]

Read October 1 issue of MBJ

>> TRANSPORTATION Transportation commissioner Dick Hall on lonely campaign for better road maintenance— by Ted Carter Also in this week’s paper: >> MDOT Road commissioner open to options other than increasing pump prices— by Ted Carter >>RETAIL Whole Foods set to break ground in November— by Clay Chandler >> HEALTHCARE Analysis of Medicaid expansion under […] [...]

Agritourism Sign Program launches at Mitchell Farms

COLLINS — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) and the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce (MDAC) yesterday introduced a new Agritourism Sign Program at Mitchell Farms in Collins. The Agritourism Sign Program is a result of joint efforts between MDAC and the Mississippi Development Authority to introduce members of the Mississippi Agritourism Association to […] [...]

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