Alcorn State Extension/Research Farm & Technology Transfer Center By Mark H. Stowers Just outside Mound Bayou sits 45-acres of fertile Delta soil that is leased out to the Alcorn University Extension Service. It is at this location the extension service has created the Alcorn State University Extension/Research Farm & Technology Transfer Center. The land is […]
A Fun Family Destination for “Picking” & Eating By Aimee Robinette For many decades, farmers have longed to help Americans make a food connection between farms to their tables. In a world where fast food is king, a grassroot effort was made by local producers and Nesbit Blueberry Plantation in Desota County is one such
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.
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
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