McKissick at April 20 Friends of Agriculture breakfast

Published 11:57 am Monday, April 18, 2011

Meredith McKissick is the guest speaker at the Wednesday, April 20 monthly breakfast meeting, Friends of Agriculture, at the 4H Center in Columbus on Locust Street. A core program of the office of agricultural economic development and sponsored by Polk County Farm Bureau, the Friends of Ag breakfast is open to everyone in the immediate region with interest in agriculture and community. There is no charge.

The breakfast begins at 7 a.m. with a formal program that wraps up by 8 a.m. for those who need to get to work. Community building and visiting with neighbors continues past then.

McKissick is director of the Organic Growers School and a farmer of Crooked Creek Farms. She will be discussing structuring labor on the farm. Topics will include hiring workers, utilizing interns and students, temporary workers, and innovative ideas such as crop mobs. The information covered is very helpful to those concerned about paperwork and liability associated with workers on their farm.

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Friends of Agriculture breakfasts use local eggs, meats, fruit spreads and grains in their preparations. Note that Friends of Ag organizers are still seeking donations of tablecloths for the breakfasts and other events at the ag center in Mill Spring. To learn more about the Mill Spring Ag Center, visit