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.
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.
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.
Video: Percy and Emma Brown beginner farmers in Mississippi
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