MSU hosts Ag finance workshops

1LOGO MSU Big M.jpg 250×152 pixelsTwo organizations devoted to promoting agriculture are joining forces to help educate financial lenders in daylong workshops held in three locations around the state.

Mississippi State University Extension Service and Mississippi Farm Bureau will host the workshops on Oct. 15 at the Panola County Extension Office in Batesville, Oct. 16 at the Farm Bureau Building in Jackson, and Oct. 24 at the Forrest County Extension Conference Center in Hattiesburg. Each workshop begins at 9 a.m. and concludes at 4 p.m.

Topics to be covered include the Farm Bill, MSU production budgets, land value assessment, macroeconomic overviews, crop and livestock market outlooks and insurance.

The $25 registration fee covers educational materials. Mississippi Farm Bureau will provide lunch at the workshops.

Register at by selecting the desired location, and then following the check-out process for online payment. For more information or for those who prefer to pay by check at the time of the workshop, contact John Michael Riley, Extension agricultural economist, at