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MSAN’s mission is to make sustainable farming and local food production thriving enterprises in Mississippi. The Mississippi Sustainable Agriculture Network (MSAN) is the primary organization in the state of Mississippi concerned with sustainable farming and local food systems.

2016 Food Summit Poster Creator Joe MacGowan Combines Art and Entomology

By | March 1st, 2017|Food Summit, MSAN Intern Blogs, MSAN People Profiles|

MSAN Just Food Fellow Blake Young interview the creator of the 2016 Food Summit's fantastic poster, Mississippi artist Joe MacGowan. Check out his website at joemacgown.com. **** Joe MacGown has always had an eye for seeing extraordinary in the ordinary. He grew up with a wild imagination and a love for the natural world, in [...]

MSAN Attends NSAC Winter Meetings in Louisville, KY

By | February 22nd, 2017|Uncategorized|

The Mississippi Sustainable Agriculture Network (MSAN) sent four representatives to the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition’s (NSAC) winter meeting, which took place in Louisville, Kentucky from January 22-25, 2017.  Based in Washington, D.C., NSAC is national organization that advocates for federal policy initiatives designed to promote greater sustainability in agriculture, food & natural resource systems, and [...]

Mississippians Head To SSAWG Conference 2017

By | February 13th, 2017|In the News|

January once again was the time for farmers and food advocates from the region and the country to come together at the annual Southern SAWG Conference - Practical Tools & Solutions for Sustaining Family Farms - this year in Lexington, KY to inspire one another for the upcoming growing season. This year MSAN had the privilege [...]

Stone Barns Center & The Young Farmers Conference

By | December 21st, 2016|In the News|

With 2016 drawing to a close, the time has come for many farmers to set down their plows, settle their fields for the winter, and plan for the new year ahead. It comes as no surprise then that this time of year is popular for gatherings and information shares discussing pertinent topics for managing a [...]

Farmworkers, Students, Residents to March on High Street Wendy’s in Jackson in Support of Growing National Boycott

By | November 14th, 2016|Food Summit, In the News|

Join the Mississippi Sustainable Agriculture Network (MSAN) and hundreds of farmers, chefs, market managers, health practitioners, legislators, students, educators, and local food advocates from around the state, region, and nation as we come together November 17-19 in Jackson, MS at the Agriculture and Forestry Museum for the 2016 Mississippi Food Summit & Agricultural Revival.  *     [...]

Taste of Mississippi Dinner Fundraiser Features Delicious Dining from Top Chefs and Farmers

By | November 10th, 2016|Food Summit, In the News|

Join the Mississippi Sustainable Agriculture Network (MSAN) and hundreds of farmers, chefs, market managers, health practitioners, legislators, students, educators, and local food advocates from around the state, region, and nation as we come together November 17-19 in Jackson, MS at the Agriculture and Forestry Museum for the 2016 Mississippi Food Summit & Agricultural Revival.  *     [...]

Small Town Harvest Fest & Mississippi Food Summit

By | November 10th, 2016|Food Summit, In the News, Uncategorized|

Join the Mississippi Sustainable Agriculture Network (MSAN) and hundreds of farmers, chefs, market managers, health practitioners, legislators, students, educators, and local food advocates from around the state, region, and nation as we come together November 17-19 in Jackson, MS at the Agriculture and Forestry Museum for the 2016 Mississippi Food Summit & Agricultural Revival.  *     [...]

2016 Keynote Speakers: Chef Ann Cooper, Ricardo Salvador & Tyrone Hayes

By | November 10th, 2016|Food Summit|

Join the Mississippi Sustainable Agriculture Network (MSAN) and hundreds of farmers, chefs, market managers, health practitioners, legislators, students, educators, and local food advocates from around the state, region, and nation as we come together November 17-19 in Jackson, MS at the Agriculture and Forestry Museum for the 2016 Mississippi Food Summit & Agricultural Revival.  *     [...]

Drive-in Connects Farmers and Legislators on Local Food System Development

By | March 21st, 2016|In the News|

This year, MSAN hosted its first Mississippi Farmer Drive-in at the Capitol in Jackson, MS. The event brought together a group of twenty-seven leading farmers from around the state whose production emphasizes sustainable practices and whose sales target local markets. Their focus was to work together to engage legislators, policymakers, and agency representatives in order [...]

Southern SAWG Conference 2016

By | March 21st, 2016|In the News|

This January, a number of farmers made the annual pilgrimmage to the Southern SSAWG conference - Practical Tools & Solutions for Sustaining Family Farms - although this year was a hike, all the way up to Lexington, KY! However, they weren't the only ones making the trek, as it turned out to be the largest attendance [...]