Mississippi Minority Farmers Alliance hosted Mississippi’s Grazing Land Conservation Initiative Field Day on May 22, 2015 at Chris & Carolyn Jones’ Farm in Monroe County, MS. MFAA submitted a proposal to Mississippi Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative Steering Committee in February of 2015 to exemplify and demonstrate innovated grazing related practices to enhance income and reserve our natural resources. The Joneses received financial assistance to implement numerous practices including cross fence, heavy use pads, ponds and fertilization of pastures through Natural Resources Conservation Service (EQIP). Alcorn State and Mississippi State Extension Programs personnel spewed out valid sources of information to help farmers generate income by aggregating & augmenting innovated practices. Mike Sullivan-State Director of Farm Service Agency and Tom Heard-NRCS Area One Conservationist highlighted various programs including loans and financial assistance to enhance farm production. Several elected officials attended and ask a barrage of questions. Ceil Belle, Mayor of Aberdeen, MS critiqued several of Rural Development and Mississippi Department of Agriculture programs to structure a farm market and goat production plant.