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.
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."
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.
Danny Daniels is a tomato guru. Learn how Daniels has worked with NRCS to grow his operation - and better tomatoes.
NRCS has worked with Robert Short to use conservation to improve his Warren County farm. Learn how a well and wildlife fence has enhanced his operation.
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