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GOODMAN, Miss. (AP) — Fruit and vegetable growers can learn how to supply local schools with produce during a Feb. 21 field day at the Alliance for Sustainable Agricultural Production Demonstration Farm in Holmes County.

Experts from the Mississippi State University Extension Service, the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station and partner organizations will walk farmers through the process required to sell their produce to schools.

University of Mississippi Law School faculty and staff will offer confidential session with farmers on business advice.

The field day will run from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. There is no charge to participate, but preregistration is required.

Lunch and program materials will be provided.

To register or for more information, contact Keith Benson at 601-988-4999 or keithmdp@yahoo.com.

The Alliance site is at 1184 Coleman Road, between Goodman and Durant.

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