Local workshops will cover forage, timber management

Published 4:04 pm Thursday, August 10, 2023

BROOKHAVEN — Farmers, cattlemen and outdoor enthusiasts can take advantage of two local workshops in the coming weeks. One will provide guidance on no-till planting and the other will be a prescribed fire workshop held at the Lincoln County Civic Center. 

Soil management, forage management and the use of no-till planters, USDA programs and services and timber management will be covered during a Soil and Forage Management Workshop on August 19. The workshop is free but people need to register beforehand to get lunch. 

All you have to do to register is call Clifton Peters at 601-572-5378 to register for the workshop. 

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One attendee of the workshop will be selected to have the opportunity of getting 10 acres of ryegrass planted using a no-till planter. The attendee must be from Amite, Copiah, Franklin, Lincoln, Lawrence , Jefferson or Pike Counties.  

One the day registration starts at 8:30 a.m. and the workshop will start soon after. The workshop will be at 104 Imperial Lane Southwest in Brookhaven in August. 19. 

A prescribed fire workshop will be held on August 24 at the Lincoln County Civic Center by the Mississippi Forestry Commission. Before attending the workshop, participants must complete S-190 ‘Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior,’ online and bring a copy of their completion certificate. The one day course is $275 but participants are eligible to take the Prescribed Burn Manager Exam after completion. 

People can register online on the MFC website. The course lasts from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m on August 24.