Billy Goss is a true American farmer — a man who looks like he works the ground; the stamp of toil. Sun, diesel and dust have toughened Goss, Goss Farms, Clarksdale, Miss., and given him the appearance of a man who belongs to the land.
Mississippi Delta farmland has produced some of the finest examples of Native American stonework and pottery yet found in the United States. Terry Smith has spent the last 20 years amassing an astounding, museum-quality collection of Delta Indian artifacts....More
Terry Smith, Smith & Weiland, Clarksdale, Miss., is perfectly poised to search for Indian artifacts, and knows precisely where to look and what to look for. He has spent the last 20 years amassing a museum-quality collection of Delta Indian artifacts.
The good news is that ATV fatalities and injuries in the U.S. have been declining, but far too many underage kids are still being seriously injured or killed — a large percentage of them on farms....More
With cotton harvest on full-bore, Brandon Walton sprang into action when he suspected one of his pickers might have a bad bearing. Using a small remote control tether, Walton, farm manager, Omega Plantation, Clarksdale, Miss., tested the massive baling apparatus. Next, after entirely shutting down the picker, he crawled into the belly of the cotton beast and made sure everything was working to his satisfaction.
The fourth generation of his family to make sweet sorghum syrup, Terry Norwood sells the all-natural, nutritious treat locally, as well as shipping it nationally and internationally. His farm is at Etta, Miss....More
Thomas Neblett, Sunrise Planting Co., Clarksdale, Miss., 22, is literally one of the youngest farmers in America. With the average age of U.S. farmers at 60, and with estimates that over half of American farmland will change hands in the next 20 years, Neblett seems all the younger....More
Meet one of America's youngest farmers. Thomas Neblett, 22, farms 2,400 acres and is surrounded by a crew that parallels his age. Sunrise Planting Co., Clarksdale, Miss., is an extreme exception: “As far as being 22 years old, there’s a lot of guys that work on farms that are my age, but I’m the only guy I know of that’s 22 and running his own farm."
Dow AgroSciences and Monsanto have been developing new drift reduction technologies for use with their new herbicide-resistant traits that could be launched in 2015. The companies have been using events like the Farm Progress Show to begin educatiung growers....More