Marie Rogers, Guntown, Miss., has been named 2014 state winner of the Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation’s Young Farmers & Ranchers Excellence in Agriculture Award, and the 2014 Excellence in Leadership Award was awarded posthumously to Conrad Mallette of Vancleave....More
Mississippi Delta Community College’s Capps Technology Center will hold Agricultural Production Training on its Moorhead, Miss., campus May 26 to June 6. The training has been requested by area farmers, because there is a need for trained applicants in this field....More
The main reason for the legislative inertia in Washington, says John Anderson, is “there’s just not as much money as there used to be to pay for programs that in an earlier era might have won passage rather easily.”...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