WCSHC’s 7th Business Session & Annual Mother’s Day Celebration at Harrington Soul Food Restaurant In Louisville, MS 5-7-2013. Female members received roses, gifts and individual pictures from WCSHC men.
WCSHC’s Louisiana Farm Tour which included a dairy farm, Quincy Walker and Warner Hall’s Vegetable Farms. Additionally youth members enjoyed petting animals and collecting fresh vegetables for consumption. The Hall Family served a sumptuous meal Greensburg Community Center in Greensburg, LA 6-10-2013
Winston County Extension Director Mike Skipper works with Coop Member & others to raise quality vegetables. Skipper provides relevant information to help members make prudent business decisions-Louisville, MS 6-20-2013
88 years old Webb Ball continues the family legacy by managing Mother Earth’s Natural Resources to provide quality food for future generations. Mr. Ball rides a 1959 western bicycle weekly to keep limbs nimble 6-20-2013
\WCSH Youth Garden provides fresh vegetables for needy families in & around Winston County for more than 10 years. Jean Harper works with others to generate hope for future generations of citizens 6-20-2013
WCSHC’s 9th Business Session at Extension Office in Louisville, MS. This session offered an opportunity for USDA and Community Partners to share current information. Members enjoyed a healthy breakfast 6-25-2013
Rev. Rufus & Eddy Hampton semi-retired farmers continue to manage a family garden and enjoy life’s gift of more than 70 years of marriage. They serve as pioneers for rural America through faith in God 7-5-2013
WCSHC’s 10th Business Session at the Coop’s Demonstration Farm located east of Louisville, MS. Dwight Jackson’s NRCS Grazing Specialist highlighted various practices to assist farmers and landowners to improve income from the natural resources 7-22-2013
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|WCSHC 3rd 2016 Business Session||Little Rock M. B. Church Canning Workshop||George A. Miller and Alonzo Miller Harvesting Hay and Mentoring Young Farmers||First Baptist Church Family Canning Workshop|
|Old Enterprise Baptist Church Canning Workshop||New Pilgrim M.B. Church Canning Workshop||Scott County Small Farmers and Landowners Organization June 2016 Meeting||Louisville 2016 Reunion|
|Peter’s Rock Church of God in Christ Farmer's Market||Meridian Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Omicron Beta Omega Chapter Canning Workshop||Valorem Taxes Meeting||Federation of Southern Cooperatives Annual Meeting on August 18-20, 2016|
|WCSHC and Winston County Head Start Complex Housing Seminar||SCSFLO member receives 5 Nannie Goats from WCSHC||SCSFLO Landowners’ Field Day May 23, 2016||WCSHC 6th Business Session - June 7, 2016|
|Millspring M.B. Church Canninng Workshop on
July 30, 2016
|Bobby Mckennis’ Farm hosted GLCI Field Day
Bobby Mckennis’ Farm hosted south Mississippi Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative Spring Field Day on Thursday April 28, 2016, 9 a.m., at Bobby Mckennis’ Farm in Summit, MS. McKennis Farm sales 18,000 square bales and 5000 round bales of hay yearly to markets in New Orleans, LA and MS Gulfport, MS. Bobby serves on Pike Co. USDA County Committee.
|Buie Family Pond Management Workshop
In this life, if we are humble about how little we know, we would be more eager to search and seek to learn more. This is reflective of the mindset of members of the Winston Help County Self Cooperative members as they congregated together on the Wal-Mart parking lot on Monday morning, April 26, 2016 at 6:00 A.M. to board the van to Brookhaven, MS for a Pond Management Workshop on the Buie’s Farm. Upon arrival at the farm, we were warmly greeted and welcomed by Fred Buie, who gave a brief synopsis of the history of the farm. The farm, he said, was purchased in 1865 by his Parents, and he and his siblings have managed and maintained the farm throughout the years. Although they lived out of State, they have collectively worked together to make the farm productive. They (the siblings) are working cohesively in the development and management of the farmland.
|Dee Dotson’s Spring 2016 Crop in Production
Dee Dotson uttered, “I am no ways tired of managing my natural resources at 93 years old”. Dee Dotson’s farm is nestled in the rolling hills of Louisville, MS. “My daily goal is to work and manage my farm, which includes vegetables, cattle, and forestry. However, my greatest passion is growing vegetables for local consumption”. Dee said, “Mississippi’s weather conditions are presenting phenomenal challenges to gardeners and farmers in turn in preparing their soil for planting”. Most localities in Mississippi have received more than 30 inches of rain in the first 100 days of 2016. This factor has inhibited individuals from planting their crops. However, Dee Dotson is defying the odds of wetness and coolness and successfully planted 2016’s crop. Dee’s wisdom surpasses science-based applications by trusting his lifetime of practical knowledge of farming in rural America. Above, Dee is standing upright with an infectious smile said, “I started cultivating my soil in January into the early days of February and I used low impact implements to reduce soil compaction”.
|Robert Robinson Farm’s 2016 Crop
Members visited Robert Robinson and toured his legacy farm on Monday April 25, 2016. Robert planted peppers, squash, cabbages, green beans and other staple vegetables. Members, also visited Robert Robinson and toured his legacy farm. Robert planted peppers, squash, cabbages, green beans and other staple vegetables in recent weeks. Robert indicated crop should be ready for harvest by June 1, 2016.
|2016 WCSHC 1st Business Session
As the first work week of 2016 concluded most individuals declared Saturday, January 9, as their first official vacation day by sleeping in and enjoying a late brunch. However, members of Winston County Self Help Cooperative seemed unperturbed and disinterested in the earliness or weather conditions to conduct WCSHC’s first business session of 2016. According to Jean Harper, my clock’s shorthand rested on 5:00 am and I started readying myself for a timely departure to pick up Mytriss Gill in order to prepare breakfast for our inquisitive cooperative members and friends. Grits, eggs, sausages, bacon, and juices were on the menu to be served. Allen McReynolds arrived in full throttle with a commitment of getting it done with zeal and passion. Perhaps a percent of our members did not attend due to drizzling rain and predicted thundershowers
|Alcorn State University’s Shiitake Mushroom Workshop
November 12, 2015, WCSHC and Alcorn State University’s Incubator in Preston, MS partnered to present a Shiitake Mushroom Workshop. Dr. Frank Mrema and Dr. Franklin Chuklwuma led several of WCSHC members intent workshop in generation income from non-timber forest products. Participants received starter logs as gifts to initiate their ventures. Columbus McReynolds said this workshop offered another opportunity to generate income from our forestland
|Attala County Self Help Cooperative’s 1st SRAC
The turnstile moved individuals with an interest in preserving rural America values into Sallis, MS, for Attala County Self Help Cooperative’s first Saving Rural America Conference on Friday, January 29, 2016. Perhaps, we should delineate Sallis’ location. One will find Sallis in the flat lands 14 miles west of Kosciusko, MS in Attala County. This rural County produced the “Queen of Talk Oprah Winfrey and Civil Rights Legend James Meredith.” However, we will depict one of Sallis’ greatest athletes, Mr. Billy Ray Bates. The late coach James Oliver recruited Bates in 1974 to play for Kentucky State University (KSU). Coach Oliver said, “he found this raw talent of a basketball player at the end of a dirt road going nowhere for humanity”. After a brief conversation revealing the forthcoming opportunities at KSU, Bates literally signed his letter of intent (scholarship) with the black soil of Sallis. Later Bates became a superstar and earned the nickname Superman on and off the court at Kentucky State University in Frankfort, Ky. For the interest of time, please Google Billy Ray (Superman) Bates to learn more about this individual and his accomplishments.
|Jones County Outreach Meeting
Jones County’s Landowners and Farmers Outreach Meeting occurred on Tuesday March 1, 2016, 6pm at Currie Community Center in Ellisville, MS. Allen McReynolds facilitated and injected valiant points of managing your natural resources for more than 30 individuals who inquired about services through USDA and MFC.
|Kentucky State University’s 2015 Small Farmers Conference
WCSHC members participated in Kentucky State University’s Small Farmers Conference November 16-19, 2015 in Frankfort, KY. KSU presented a barrage of workshops to help producers enhance productivity from their natural resources. James Tillman NRCS’ Southeast Regional Resource Conservationist served as banquet speaker. Tillman encouraged individuals to develop conservation plans and solicit services from their local NRCS office. Legendary Kentucky Farmer, Mattie Mack serenaded audience with Amazing Grace and wowed participants to tears. Mr. Mack a 1955 graduate of KSU evoked words of encouragement for the next generation of farmers. Frank Taylor provided a guided tour of KSU campus and explained his legacy from 1976-1980. Columbus McReynolds said he enjoyed KSU’s Aquaponics Workshop. Additionally, Columbus indicated cleanliness of KSU physical campus.
|Robert Robinson's Gardening 101 Session
The weather is gradually trending towards spring and you are interested in planning a garden. You are unsure and have questions about where, what, when and how to grow a successful garden. Then, you should attend Gardening 101 with Legendary Farmer Robert Robinson of Brookhaven, MS. Robert continues to farm the land his daddy farmed during the Great Dust Bowl. Robinson Farm operation consists of vegetables and beef cattle production. Robert raises a variety of vegetables including greens, tomatoes, squash, peas, cucumbers, green beans and others. Robinson’s clients place advance orders in March for different types of vegetables this helps determine what and how much to plant. Mr. Robinson primarily sells directly from his farm with a long list of regular customers. His wife, Anna, manages finance, marketing, and sells of produce to customers. Furthermore, he has received numerous awards over the years to include “Farmer of the Year” through the Minority Landowner Magazine in 2014. During this event, you will learn imperative elements in regards to planting, which includes site selection, garden preparation, seed selection, planting dates, and pest control (including weeds, insects and diseases). If you are planning to attend call Frank Taylor 601-291-2704 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The Winston County Self Help Cooperative based in Louisville, MS is sponsoring this event. WCSHC is committed to help save rural America. For more information, visit wcshc.com
|Sylvester Davis Field Day
November 9, 2015 in Crawford, MS. Davis said God’s orchestrated the ownership of this bucolic farm. My wife and I prayed for this venture and he delivered his blessings. Davis employed numerous conservation practices through Natural Resources Conservation Service’s to enhance his cattle and hay production. Our local conservationist officer worked with us to develop a comprehensive conservation plan to define our goal of sustainability.
|WCSHC's 2016 Valentine Celebration
Winston County Self Help Cooperative leadership observed 2016’s calendar with hope of hosting special events in sequential time to promote camaraderie among members and friends. February 14, 2016 commonly known as Valentine’s Day reserved for lovers. The purpose of Valentine's Day allow individuals to express their love for their significant other and sweethearts by giving Valentine's cards, sending flowers and other sentimental gestures. Mother nature granted a temperature of 66 degrees with overcast cloudy underpinned a day of gratitude. WCSHC framed this day by breaking bread and sharing hope for a bountiful 2016’s crop. Shirley Gladney and Sharrone Cooper’s aroma of collard greens, smoked turkey, corn, green beans, salad and an array of desserts ushered attendees dressed in red and white into extension auditorium.
|WCSHC Presented at Long Creek Attendance Center in Sallis, MS
Latrice Todman and Allen McReynolds presented to fifth graders at Long Creek Attendance Center in Sallis, MS on January 29, 2016 as part of Winston County Self Help Cooperative’s Saving Rural America Conferences schedule. This tandem team presentation begun with tips, skills, and knowledge on how to combat obesity. Students willingly answered questions and shared their personal thoughts in regards to behaviors they can incorporate to reduce the risk of obesity. Participants left the room with an understanding that eating more fruits and vegetables grown and purchased by farmers will decrease their risk of obesity.
|2015 WCSHC's Christmas Gala
December 11, 2015 presented Winston County Self Help Cooperative an opportunity to close with pomp and circumstance on a successful year of unending field days, workshops and other pertinent details to change lives in rural America. This day surrendered a temperature of seventy-five degrees with unabated winds blowing north from the Gulf of Mexico. This enhanced participation for WCSHC’s Final Business Session and Annual Christmas Gala. Jean Harper and Sandra Jackson decked extension office’s auditorium with ornaments and other cymbals of the season
|Winston County Self Help Cooperative’s Third Business Session March 22, 2016
Winston County Self Help Cooperative selected March 22, 2016 for their third business session conducted at Ruby Gladney Home Place 2800 High-Point Weir Rd. Louisville, MS. A gentle breeze from the northwest generated warmness for participants to gather on the lawn of this century old farm. Thanks to Alonzo Miller & Lee Taylor for manicuring grounds for this eventful afternoon. Jack & Anna Miller purchased this property in the spring of 1877, twelve years after legal slavery ended and the beginning of Jim Crow Laws in the south. Third business session drew attendees from several counties for an afternoon of sharing information to pepper hope in rural communities. Additionally, Victor Harris Editor and Publisher of the Minority Landowner Magazine participate and contributed vital information landowners and farmers to consider as they solicit services from USDA, extension and community-based organizations.
|WCSHC’s 2016 4th Business Session
Winston County Self Help Cooperative’s 2016 4th Business Session occurred under the guises of a beautiful spring afternoon on Tuesday April 19, 2016 at Louisville Coliseum in Louisville, MS. This setting generated a posture of happiness with gratitude about mankind and the opportunity of being alive. WCSHC discussed an array of details and planned events
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|Tate County Outreach Meeting May 5, 2015 at extension office in Senatobia, MS. USDA, Tri-County Cooperative and Winston County self Help Cooperative partnered to delivery current and relevant information to help change lives in rural America. According to event organizer Henry Adams we continue to work with a purpose of disseminating pertinent information to move individuals and families from adjective poverty. Seventy percent of participants need housing assistance to build or remove safety issues through Rural development housing program, therefore, we are work feverishly to assistance families achieve their goals.||With a mild gentle grazing from the northwest, WCSHC members and friends settled in for 5th business session and Frank Taylor’s 57th birthday celebration on May 7, 2015 at Miller-Gladney Farm located in New Zion Community Louisville, MS. Members discussed a hodgepodge of activities and events to generate hope in rural America by generating policies to change unfavorable conditions to allow fruitful livelihoods to germinate. Sharonne and Octavius prepared southern fried fish and grilled steaks with French fries on the side. Members serenaded Frank with happy birthday as Shirley presented a cake illuminated with happy birthday.||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.|
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|July 24, 2014
WCSHC 8th Business Session July 24, 2014 at Louisville Coliseum in Louisville, MS and this business session focused on marketing local grown vegetables. his session occurred in conjunction with Winston County’s Farmers Market which allowed members to complete sells and participate. Jean Harper served homemade vanilla ice cream.
|WCSHC cut and rolled 104 round bales of hay at co-op’s farm in Bethel Community. This hay will be used for feeding pass on animals and excess hay will be sold to members at cost. Additionally, WCSHC installed a heavy use pad with an accommodating water trough to provide quality water. Mississippi Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative assisted with implementation as a demonstrate project for the community at large.||July 31, 2014
Winston County’s Farmers Market July 31, 2014 at Louisville Coliseum in Louisville, MS. On this day, the Winston County Diabetic Coalition provided incentive dollars to encourage the next generation of consumers to purchase local grown vegetables. Sandra Jackson, Winston County Extension 4-H Leaders facilitated a class on healthy eating as a perquisite to obtain incentive dollars. WCSHC appreciate the farmers’ market management team for working collectively to provide a venue for farmers to sell locally.
|August 11, 2014
WCSHC 9th Business Session August 11, 2014 at Winston County Extension office in Louisville, MS. This business session served as an outreaching meeting featuring World Renew Community, a disaster response service based in the state of Michigan shared their purposes. Denny Stoel said our organization work with families to rebuild homes and communities’ infrastructure after natural disasters. He explained why individuals should complete community assessment surveys to underscore Winston County’s needs in term of recovering from April 28, 2014’s tornado. Others guests included Savannah Jackson-MAC and Daniel Teague-ACSHC. WCSHC’s 9th Business Session concluded as Sharonne Cooper & Team served fried pan trout fish along with Shirley Gladney’s tasteful Cole slaw. Jean Harper’s Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream shepherd participants home with joyful feelings.
|August 11, 2014
WCSHC 10th Business Session August 11, 2014 at Winston County Self Help Cooperative’s pastures in Louisville, MS. On the threshold of the last days of summer, WCSHC Members braved a temperature exceeding 95 degrees. Muggy and humid conditions did not prohibit an informative business session in galvanizing member to become effective managers of their natural resources. A variety of topics rendered numerous and extended replies for to provide a pathway forward to help save rural America. The discussion of cattle’s future drew the irony of several members in turns of increasing or decreasing herd numbers to take advantage of current market prices. As usual Sharoone Cooper and Team prepared a tasteful snack for members and visitors.
|September 29, 2014
Wayne County Self Help Organization Fall Field Day at Richard and Ruthie Carters’ Farm in Eucutta, MS germinated hope for tomorrow. This event offered farmers an opportunity to learn about 2014’s farm bill. Additionally community based opportunity groups highlighted their positions in assisting farmers and landowners. Eddie Dear-Dear Group, Esmeralda Dickson-NASS, Joe McFadden-FSA, Kenneth Caves-NRCS and Bobby Jones-WCPS presented on various topics . 13 members of Winston County Self Help Cooperative participated in this educational event.
|October 3, 2014
Winston County Self Help Cooperative Cattle Vaccination Day for heifers, steers and bulls at Alonzo and & Peggy Miller’s Farm 5020 Highpoint-Weir Road Louisville, MS. WCSHC partnered with Mississippi State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine to provide a variety of services. This partnership formed in 2005 to assistance limited resources farmers in maintaining the health of their animals. This process has benefited in minimizing the loss of calves at birth and added quality to herds through health maintenance program.
|October 30, 2014
WCSHC members engaged & learned the role Chancery Clerk in term of providing services for Winston Countians on Thursday October 30, 2014. Julie Cunningham demonstrated processes of performing title searches of land. Also, she explained different type of liens and how to execute liens. My office submits homestead exemption application, receives veteran discharge documents and others related matters. She elaborated on the clerk’s role with Chancery Court. Julie serves as Winston County secretary, treasures and auditor.
|March 29-30, 2014
WCSHC member participated in the annual Natchez Powwow featuring Native American dancing, foods, and crafts at Grand Village of the Natchez Indians March 29-30, 2014 in Natchez, MS. Hundreds of individuals from across the southeast engaged in this historic event.
Walthall County’s USDA Outreach Meeting at Walthall County’s Library in Tylertown, MS. USDA Colleagues discussed 2014’s Farm Bill and the processes of obtaining service to improve land conservation.
Mr. R. B. Colter PULP Legendary Bluesman hails from Greensboro, MS. Pulp continues to serenade citizenry of Greensboro with blues melodies from his front porch on Miller Ave. Additionally, Pulp utilizes mules to cultivate crops and transport firewood. We salute Mr. Pulp Colter for keeping the Blues Tradition alive in Greensboro, MS.
Dee Dotson upholds WCSHC’s Motto of “Saving Rural America” at 91 years old by managing God’s Natural Resources. Dee is a founding member of Winston County Self Help Cooperative and he continues to channel relevant leadership in times of uncertainties.
WCSHC’s First Business Session at Louisville Coliseum. Cooperative members discussed upcoming conferences and managing livestock through winter months. Jean Harper and others served a delicious breakfast.
WCSHC’s Second Business Session at Louisville Coliseum. This meeting occurred directly after WCSHC’s 7th SRAC with emphasis on evaluating conference sessions and observations from members’ prospects.
Mississippi Minority Farmers Alliance Meeting is based in Egypt, MS (Chickasaw County). This group formed in 2013 under the decisive leadership of Chris & Carolyn Jones. Members are centralized in Northeast Mississippi. MMFA’s provides leadership and inspiration for beginning and returning farmers.
WCSHC visited Earnest Taylor’s Home in Shannon, MS. Earnest displayed southern hospitality by serving coffee and snacks. Members visited Blue Mountain Baptist College in Blue Mountain, Mississippi. This institution founded in 1873 with a purpose of training teachers. Originally Blue Mountain served female only, however, today the college is coed.
WCSHC and Mid-South Progressive Agricultural Group conducted their 1st Saving Rural America Conference on the historic campus of Rust College in Holly Springs, MS. WCSHC consumed a fabulous meal prepared by Annie’s Restaurant on Friday along with a tour of various farms. Saturday’s consisted of workshops focused on assisting farmers in obtaining needed services to develop successful farms. USDA, Alcorn State University Extension Program, WCSHC, Steve Richardson and others presented.
Wayne County Self Help Organization 3rd SRAC convened at Heidelberg Fire Station in Heidelberg, MS. Rodney Pickens and Patrick Busby of WCSHO spearheaded conference with assistance from local leaders including local supervisors and farmers from Jasper County. Read more in posted new flash.
Covington County Self Help Group 3rd SRAC at Covington County Extension Office in Collins, MS. Fenton Pope and organization provided participants with a rim of educational seminars and workshops. Participants enjoyed a fabulous meal. Read more in posted new flash.
WCSHC Third Business Session from Winston County Extension Office in Louisville, MS. Members continued to discuss and implement 2014’s work-plan. Harold Rowland of Hope Credit Union Branch in Louisville, MS presented on consumer banking and what is needed to purchase a home. Jean Harper, Mytriss Gill and Alice Moore served breakfast.
WCSHC Fourth Business Session from Winston County Extension Office in Louisville, MS. Eddie Dear of the Dear Group Insurance Agency highlighted opportunities for small farmers to insure their crops through the 2014’s Farm Bill signed on February 7, 2014 by President Barack Obama. Eddie reiterated several risk management tools to help underserved farmers minimize their losses. Jean Harper, Mytriss Gill and Alice Moore served breakfast
Greensboro Day Celebration presented individuals, friends and visitors a day of fun and games on Frank Taylor’s Lawn in Greensboro, MS. 2014’s celebration started on Friday Night with a fish fry and other forms of entertainment. Saturday’s activities featured a parade including horses and cars. Read posted News Flash. Joan Miller Eiland and Elaine Miller Hobson are organizing Greensboro Day April 4, 2015’s celebration. Read more in posted new flash
Chicken Auction every third Saturday in Carthage, MS on Hwy 25 N, 601-750-0954. They auction all type of animals at this unique event. You should attend this happening event.
Winston County Self Help Cooperative’s 7th SRAC at Louisville Coliseum in Louisville, MS. This conference entailed relationships, partnerships and friendships to spur on economic development through farm practices. Read more in posted news flash
Frank Taylor visiting and socializing with friends and family in Greensboro, MS. Read more in posted news flash
|5/ 22/ 2014
WCSHC Fifth Business Session at Frank Taylor’s 101 Greensboro Road Louisville, MS. this session assembled the aftermath on April 28, 2014 tornado. This tornado rippled lives, families, and businesses into perpetuity. Ten families loss loved ones and animals through this unforeseen event. FEMA, MEA & SBA offered a variety services to help families to restart their lives. Coach M. C. Miller engaged with participants and shared his concerns for Winston Countians. Fifth business session concluded with a fish fry by Sharrone Cooper and Team.
|5 /28/ 2014
Eastern Mississippi Small Farmers Field Day at AM & PM’s Farm and WCSHC’s Sixth Business Session at 5020 Highpoint Weir Road Louisville, MS. WCSHC and Neshoba Gin sponsored field day activities. For more details read posted news flash. Read more in posted new flash
|6/ 3/ 2014
Pike County’s USDA GLCI Field at Bobby Mckennis Farm in Summit, MS. Participants observed innovated practices to maximize hay production. Bobby constructed a solar pump to harvest water for cattle. He has employed other conservation practices through NRCS’ EQIP. Additionally, WCSHC visited Mckennis’ Farm on Sunday June 8, 2014 as part of Louisiana’s Ag Tour. WCSHC members’ fellowship at Golden Coral for dinner in McComb, MS and lodged at Hampton Inn.
WCSHC celebrated midyear successes and Seventh Business Session at Winston County Extension Office in Louisville, MS. Members enjoyed a fine steak dinner prepared by Sharrone Cooper and Team. Kurt Readus, Mississippi State Conservationist served as keynote speaker. Readus emphasized the implementation of the 2014’s Farm Bill and what farmers and landowners should expect for as programs eligibility. Wilson Murray introduced Mr. Readus.
Louisiana Ag Tour in conjunction with St. Helena Parish. This tour showcased local farmers employing practices through USDA and obtaining educational support from Southern University Extension Program. Warner Hall, Frank Taylor & Carl James helped ignite this informative exchange through the Small Farmers Leadership Institute Inaugural’s 2005 Leadership Class. WCSHC members concluded tour at the legendary farm of Robert & Anna Robinson 353 Greenwich Drive Brookhaven, MS. The Robinsons continues to produce quality vegetables after 40 years of farming.
|6/ 28/ 2014
NNFP, NRCS and WCSHC sponsored a Forestry Field Day on Rosie Harris’ Tree Farm in Mt. Olive Community, Louisville, MS. Rosie inherited daily responsibilities of managing the family farm after the death of her husband in 2010. She joined WCSHC and learned the processes of engaging with service providers. Rosie obtained a farm and tract number through Winston County’s FSA Office. Rosie received a conservation plan from NRCS which describes needed practices. She applied and received financial assistance through USDA/NRCS to implement conservation practices. Freddie Davis, Registered Forester provided technical advice with timber sale and he will assist with reforestation practices in fall of 2014.
Winston County’s Farmers Market located in Louisville Coliseum’s Parking Lot at 201 Ivy Ave across from Louisville High School. Market’s hours of operation 4 to 6pm on Thursdays. WCSHC members sell vegetables and other goods through this market. Read more in posted news flash.
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|April 7, 2009 – Louisville, MS at Extension Office||2009 Spring Field Day||Wayne County Self Help Organization Small Farmers Conference April 9, 2011 at Waynesboro City Auditorium in Waynesboro, MS||Greensboro Youth Group Back to School Drive Event, August 4, 2010|
|April 7, 2009 – WCSHC Business Session||Dee Dotson's 2009 Spring Garden & Cattle Herd||Winston County Self Help Cooperative Spring Field Day April 19, 2011 in Louisville, MS||Dee Dotson’s Cattle, August 2, 2010|
|May 31, 2009 – Legion State Park, WCSH Youth Group Forestry Camp||ASU Small Farmers March 26, 2007||Melvin Everett’s Watermelon Farm in Waynesboro, MS, May 2, 2010||Canning Workshop in Starkville, MS, August 25, 2010|
|May 31, 2009 – WCSH Youth Group Forestry Camp||May 2008 WCSHC Meeting HPI Partner Meeting||Lawrence & Martha McCann’s Farm in Stateline, MS. This farm operation includes Tomatoes, Peas, Peppers, Squash and Lima Beans, May 2, 2010||Estate Planning Workshop in Carthage, MS, August 23, 2010|
|June 1, 2009 – Louisville, MS Thomas Coleman’s Farm, Church, Friends, Mary Coleman – Raise bed garden, Tractor||June 9, 2007 Taylor Speaks at A&T Luncheon||Chester Bradley’s Farm in Rose Hill, MS received tornado damage on April 29, 2011||WCSHC August 2010 Meeting and Group Pictures, January 27, 2010|
|June 1, 2009 - Thomas – Daughter Debra||Third Generation Strong||WCSHC’s Homebuyer Fair October 23, 2010||WCSHC’s Breakfast Meeting, January 27, 2011|
|June 29, 2009 – Louisville, MS Youth raised bed garden||WCSHC & ASU Collaborates||Wright’s Family Farm in Bladenboro, NC June 13, 2010||Members receives Onions and Peach Trees, January 27, 2011|
|June 29, 2009 – Louisville, MS Mrs. Bragg’s tomato plant – youth assisted||WCSHC Church Event Jan. 28, 07||Charles & Carolyn Hampton’s Farm June 30, 2010||WCSHC Planning Committee discusses 2011 Conference, January 29, 2011|
|June 29, 2009 – Louisville, MS Thompson’s tomato plant – youth assisted||WCSHC Enrichment Class July 2, 2007||Alonzo & Peggy Miller’s Farm June 30, 2010||Kincaid Family, Five-Generations, January 27, 2011|
|June 29, 2009 – Dee Dotson’s Farm, Frank, Angela, Kaylen, Omerio in Louisville, M||WCSHC Fall Field Day Jan. 28, 2007||Robert & Anna Robinson’s Family Farm, May 26, 2010||The Society of St. Andrew donates Sweet Potatoes and Larry Woodard Representative of St. Andrew, February 10, 2011|
|June 29, 2009 – Louisville, MS continuation of Thomas Coleman and Friends||WCSHC Meeting Feb. 19, 2007||Carl James’ Farm in Folsom, LA May 26, 2010||Larry Woodard of St. Andrew elaborates on the Organization’s Mission, February 10, 2011|
|July 26, 2009 – Louisville, MS, Jack and Teresa Miller’s Farm||WCSHC Meeting June 4, 2007||Muse’s Family Farm in Greensburg, LA May 26, 2010||WCSHC’s Breakfast Meeting, February 10, 2011|
|July 27, 2009 – Louisville, MS Hughes’ Fence Company||WCSHC Spring Field April 9, 2007||Warner Hall Family Farms in Greensburg, LA May 26, 2010||Dee Dotson plants Onions and White Potatoes, January 27, 2011|
|July 27, 2009 – Louisville, MS Mother Ozoella, Eichiberger shelling peas, quilting, canning, straw brooms, cats, and vegetable garden||WCSHC Spring Field Day April 2008||Pleasant Grove Church Youth Enrichment Class July 11, 2010|
|July 27, 2009 – Canning Workshop at Mt. Olive Church||Youth 4-H Jackson April 13, 2007||Pleasant Grove Church’s Canning Workshop July 17, 2010|
|July 27, 2009 – Louisville, MS WCSHC sponsored Forestry Workshop at the Boys & Girls Club||June 2008 Newsletter Pics||Charles Figgs Family and Garden in Lexington, KY July 13, 2010|
|July 29, 2009 – Louisville, MS WCSHC youth member received $200.00 from Co-op to start saving account||Morehouse Parish Black Farmers Association in Mer Rouge, LA July 23, 2010|
|August 3, 2009 – Bogue Chitto, MS WCSHC’s sponsored Forestry Workshop||WCSHC’s Fall Field Day on Alonzo and Peggy Miller’s Farm, October 8, 2010|
|September 8, 2009 – WCSHC member visited Hutto’s Blueberry Farm in Waynesboro, MS||The Miller Family, March 22, 2011|
|September 8, 2009 – Breakenridge’s Farm harvesting fruits||Louise Johnson 90th Birthday Dinner, March 25, 2011|
|September 19, 2009 – Heifer International meeting in New Roade, La.||WCSHC’s Spring Day at Jack and Teresa Miller’s Farm, April 19, 2011|
|September 19, 2009 – Thelma and Muse in Greensburg, La.||WCSHC’s Canning Workshop at Sweet Water COGIC in Lena, MS, April 20, 2011|
|September 27, 2009 – in Louisville, MS WCSHC Leadership Workshop||WCSHC’s Mother’s Day Dinner, April 27, 2010|
|October 16, 2009 – in Frankfort, KY. Kentucky State University’s Third Thursday meeting||WCSHC Vaccination Program, March 27, 2010|
|October 18, 2009 – Louisville Coliseum received cattle from Missouri Group, 12 heifers||WCSHC May Meeting, April 30, 2010|
|November 2, 2009 – Louisville Coliseum WCSHC’s Business meeting||WCSHC Piney Woods Country Life School, April 6, 2010|
|November 2, 2009 – Noxapater , MS, Youth meeting at Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church||WCSHC Forestry Field Day at Charles Hampton’s Farm, November 7, 2010|
|November 10, 2009 – Louisville, MS WCSHC’s Natural Resource Enterprise Workshop co-sponsored with Mississippi State University||WCSHC 2011 Kick-Off Meeting, December 27, 2011|
|December 5, 2009 – Louisville, MS Business Session and Christmas Gala||WCSHC visits State Capital, January 6, 2011|
|December 7-8, 2009 – Tuskegee, Ala. Professional Agriculture Workers Conference||WCSHC Meeting and Breakfast, January 9, 2011|
|December 29, 2009 – Louisville Coliseum WCSHC’s 2010 Kick-off Business Session||WCSH Youth Members in Community Garden, August 4, 2010|