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From Gucci to Goats

One Woman’s Journey to Self-Reliance By Angela Rogalski When Jake Keiser went from Gucci to goats it was an exercise in self-reliance. Keiser was a city girl with no adult experience of living anywhere other than in the urban world. And about ten years ago, this began to bother her. “I lived in Tampa, Fla. …

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The Farm Shop

A Second Home to a Group of  Hard-working Young Men By Mark H. Stowers Farm shops come in all shapes and sizes. Farmers construct, renovate, and remodel to produce a space that is both efficient and spacious enough to house all the necessary items that are needed to run a smooth operation. The farm shop …

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Zach Gaylor

Serving Farmers in Bolivar County By Mark H. Stowers County Ag Extension agents have to be a library of knowledge on all things agriculture in their county. Along the way they continue learning and figure out just how to disseminate that knowledge in the best ways. For most, it’s face to face interaction but for …

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Nobile Family Farms

Much More Than  Just A Business By Angela Rogalski • Photography By Meagan Little It all started with a pea patch, a passion for the land, and strong familial ties. Andrew Nobile and his wife Mary Britton Nobile own Nobile Family Farms in Holcomb, Miss. The farm is filled with acres of fresh produce, beautiful …

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Evans Farms

Years of Experience and  Hard Work Equal Success By Angela Rogalski For forty-one years, Jerry Evans of Evans Farms has been growing rice, soybeans, corn and wheat in Symonds. This year Evans is concentrating on two crops only: rice and soybeans. Along with his brother Larry Evans and his son, Jerry Evans Jr., the three …

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Hot Moore

Super Cowman of the South By Hank Burdine Hot Moore was HOT indeed. To cattlemen all over America, and possibly the world, he was known as the Super Cowman of the South.  From a meager beginning in the eroded red clay hills of Tate County, Maurice P. “Hot” Moore built his Circle M Ranch into …

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Tarah Ferguson

An Outstanding Asset to the Extension Service By Jack Criss Based in Tate County, Tarah Ferguson has been an Extension Agent for eight and a half years in the Senatobia office and has established a great reputation in the position. Her job consists primarily of a focus on agricultural issues with an emphasis on 4-H …

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ARC vs. PLC

What’s The Right Choice This Year? By Jack Criss With time running out to enroll in two important coverage programs, many farmers are wondering what the best decision is to make between them, especially in today’s uncertain economic climate. Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) provide financial protections to farmers due to …

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