It is a shame, says Julie White, that today’s kids are whizzes with computers and all things video/digital, but most of them know zilch about agriculture. She started Farmtastic to try and correct that....More
More than 1,000 third graders from a five-county area got a firsthand look at where their food, fiber, and other ag-related products come from during a four-day Farmtastic event at Mississippi State University.
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.
Early irrigation of cotton with high rates of water doesn't always pay dividends. Research by Brian Leib of the University of Tennessee shows cotton growers sometimes could produce the same yields with about half the irrigation water. In some years, such as 2007, more water was needed because of extended periods of droughts, and irrigating more paid off. In other years, he found less water could be applied to achieve consistent yields....More