April 2018 Stories

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Waylon Greer- A new generation ag pilot with Tunica Air

By Mike Lee Most young men go through high school with one of two goals in mind after graduation; to further their education in college or to start a career.  Occasionally though, a teenager does both and Waylon Greer of Independence, Mississippi is one such man. Excelling both scholastically and athletically, Greer graduated Independence High …

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Silent Shade Planting Co.- An award winning farming operation

By Mark H. Stowers • Photography by Austin Britt The Farm Shop—a place where the work gets done to keep the farm moving ahead. Whether its repairs, creating a time saving device or getting equipment ready for the field or just about anything else, the farm shop and headquarters can be a productive and busy …

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Welcome to the second edition of the Delta Ag Journal

Response from the first edition of the Delta Ag Journal, published this past January, was far greater than we had expected. A special thank you to those who called and emailed us with their congratulations and comments. We appreciate it more than you’ll ever know. For those receiving the Delta Ag Journal for the first …

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First Generation Farmers- Pursuing a dream and embracing hard work

By Mark H. Stowers • Photography by Austin Britt Farmers across the Delta normally have a pedigree that reaches back into the family tree for a few generations. Just like planting and harvest, fathers and their sons and daughters keep replanting, nourishing and encouraging a life out of the rich Delta soil. But for some, …

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Buford Lake Planting Co.- Like grandfather, like grandson farming is in the blood

By Mark H. Stowers Over a decade ago, John Seely got into farming when his grandmother leased him 330 acres to work. He planted wheat and sat back and waited for it grow. He had some ups and downs but learned enough that he now manages over 4,000 acres just outside of Clarksdale in Lyon. …

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Arant Farms- Delta Blues Rice has become a successful family venture

By Mark H. Stowers • Photography by Rory Doyle Even though he grew up on the farm, David Arant, Jr. went off and got an education as an engineer at Mississippi State. He put that knowledge to work and solved problems in his chosen vocation working in Jackson for six years. But Arant had Delta …

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Frank Greenlee, Jr.- Greenlee Planting Company, Leland

Best Advice to Give    Timing is everything. Don’t be late. Don’t second guess your crop consultant. First Job Chopping cotton on my uncle’s farm as a teenager. Education Deer Creek Academy and attended East Mississippi Communty College until my dad called about some land he found I could farm. Family I am married to …

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Drew Wilson Double Agent: Serving Quitman and Coahoma County

By Aimee Robinette For some Deltans, there is a never-ceasing love of agriculture. It may be heading down a highway and  being visually treated to row after perfect row of crops or it may be driving a tractor on generational acres. For Drew Wilson, ag agent for both Quitman and Coahoma counties, it is learning …

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