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Agriculture in the Classroom provides tremendous opportunities for schools with educational resources and information about agriculture - how we get our food, how it's grown, and how it ends up on our plates. At MMFA, we promote agriculture as a profession and we actively demonstrate farm sustainability tips and farm management techniques to young people [...]
Our mission is to improve the lives of this targeted group of farmers and land owners through outreach assistance and training in the areas of agricultural education and farm management; rural development, and increasing/maintaining minority land ownership.
Mississippi farming, agribusiness, and agriculture operates within a diversity of soils and topography, aquifers, riparian and coastal zones, crop pests, and wildlife. This complexity also creates possible alternative uses and values for those resources. The state's political environment thus includes economic and political interests in agriculture, rural communities, urban development, outdoor recreation, and the environment. [...]
There has been widespread concern that African American entrepreneurs would be left out America’s big green rush. Now there is concern that black farmers will be kept out as well. In many states that have legalized medical marijuana, people with drug-related felony convictions cannot open cannabis-related businesses. Additionally, application fees and licensing fees for medical [...]
Scenes from the 1st Annual Rural America Small Farmers Conference below (stay tuned for updates on our next conference) By William Moore Daily Journal | http://djournal.com/news/minority-farmers-meeting-draws-huge-crowd/ VERONA – More than 120 small farmers from across the region gathered at the Mississippi State Research & Extension Center to not only network with each other, but also to [...]