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National Volunteer Week April 12-18, 2015

Willie Terry, Earth Team Volunteer

Willie Terry, retired soil scientist, signed up to be an Earth Team Volunteer the day he retired from the Metcalfe Soil Survey Office.  ​

Small Farmer Charles Shorts Says NRCS is a Blessing

Charles Shorts, a small cattle farmer in Claiborne County, owns approximately 100 acres of pasture and a few more acres of timber just outside Port Gibson, Mississippi.  

City Fellow Turns Country in Oktibbeha County, Mississippi

In rural Oktibbeha County, not far from the Mississippi State University (Bulldogs) campus at Starkville rests the county's first certified goat farm.  Brad Spencer, a native of Chicago, Illinois, stated, "I've started a legacy for my family with goat farming."

Lowndes County Farmer Learns Perseverance and Conservativeness Pay Off

Charlie Pilkinton knows what it takes to be a successful farmer during a time of economic problems-being persistent with whatever you want to accomplish and being conservative with everything, especially watching expenses carefully these days.

Leake County "Midwesterner" Finds a New Purpose in Life

Mrs. Hattie Thompson of the Conway community in rural Leake County, Mississippi, has her hear and mind set on growing healthy food for her community with her recently constructed Seasonal High tunnel and irrigation system.


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