“Kids could see farm animals up close, and they could interact with farmers and various ag experts to learn about Mississippi crops, forestry, and livestock,” says Julie White of the Farmtastic ag educational event....More
At a time when many Americans are highly critical of “corporate farming,” the winners of the 2014 High Cotton Awards demonstrated that no matter how large the operation may be, U.S. farms are still, by and large, family-owned businesses....More
A few weeks back, it was my privilege to visit Children’s Home outside Paragould, Ark. That visit led to a lengthy feature – but one without the backstory of how Farm Press and the charity came together.
This is a truncated version of that backstory and, hopefully, a few words that will bring sweet memories, a smile, and renewed appreciation of a missed colleague back to the fore.
But before continuing, please read this first....More
There are glimmers of hope on the horizon as private entities, rural cooperatives, and others compete for the prestige factor — and growth — that come with providing super-fast Internet service....More
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.