WCSHC PURPOSE

We help small farmers to purchase and sell in bulk with a goal of creating sustainability in rural communities by connecting with USDA and other organizations to provide services in a timely manner.


 

NEWS FROM RURAL AMERICA


WCSHC’s Mantra: Save Rural America

WCSHC’s Mantra: Save Rural America

Since its inception (1985), The Winston County Self Help Cooperative continues to provide farmers, landowners, and others with relevant information to help sustain life in rural America. The cooperative has survived seven presidencies and shifted past numerous...

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Pokeweed the Survival Food

Pokeweed the Survival Food

Pokeweed, also known as Poke Salad/Sallet, is regarded as a survival food by many southerners. Pokeweed is a perennial weed that can be found anywhere along one’s path. Some common locations include the forest, a driveway, the front porch, along the fence, anywhere....

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Youth Groups Pioneering Art

Youth Groups Pioneering Art

On Monday, June 28, 2021, the Winston County Self Help Youth Group, and the local Infuse 4-H group, displayed their artwork at the Research Center in Louisville, MS. Glendia Cooper of the Winston County Self Help Cooperative provided students with guidance in...

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Winston County Farmers Market

Winston County Farmers Market

The Winston County Farmers Market opened on Friday, June 18, 2021, at the Louisville Coliseum in Louisville, MS. Although, the 2021 growing season has been challenging for our local famers, we are hopeful, this market year will be a success, according to co-manager...

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WCSHC Weed Eradication Field Day

WCSHC Weed Eradication Field Day

According to Allen McReynolds, retired County Agent and currently a Winston County Self Help Cooperative Outreach Specialist, "Correct weed identification, herbicide selection, and spray equipment calibration are important steps to kill and control weeds in pastures...

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Russell and Jewell Bean

Russell and Jewell Bean

We highly recommend you watch these two educational zooms below featuring Russell and Jewell Bean. They are committed to "Help save rural America." Russell Bean is a Resource Specialist with Tuskegee University and Agricultural Consultant/Speaker. He is a licensed...

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Fountain Herbicide-Weed Control Demonstration

Fountain Herbicide-Weed Control Demonstration

The Winston County Self Help Cooperative conducted a Herbicide-Weed Control Demonstration at Herman Fountain Family Farm in Lawrence, MS on Thursday, June 4, 2021. Two graduate students from Mississippi State delivered oral presentations on how to control unwanted...

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Cedric Alexander Family Farm Field Day

Cedric Alexander Family Farm Field Day

As uncertainties turned into certainty for Cedric Alexander's Family Farm Field Day on Tuesday, June 22, 2021, in Sontag, MS. Here is the story line. Twenty-four hours prior to the start of the field day, rain, and high winds inundated the small hamlet of Sontag....

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Cattle Health Program

Cattle Health Program

Three veteran organizations hosted a cattle health program on Saturday, June 12, 2021, at Mississippi Minority Farmers Alliance’s Demonstration Farm in Okolona, MS. Allen McReynolds of Winston County Self Help Cooperative reiterated these words prior to the start of...

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Benn & Jackson Cattle Farm Field Day

Benn & Jackson Cattle Farm Field Day

On June 15, 2021, participants crisscrossed over to the picturesque Benn & Jackson Cattle Farm to partake in an educational Farm Field Day located in bucolic Preston, MS, along Hwy 21 in the northwestern corner of Kemper County. Benn & Jackson Cattle Farm...

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Hopkins Family Keeping it Clean in 2020

Hopkins Family Keeping it Clean in 2020

The Greensboro Community honors Jimmy “Bluesman” Hopkins and his wife Regina for removing litter from along sectors of Major Brown Road and Greensboro Road. Bluesman said, “We spend upward of two to three hours per week removing litter because we want our roadsides in...

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Greensboro Celebrating 150 Years

Greensboro Celebrating 150 Years

According to oral history, the Greensboro Community was founded in 1870, shortly after the Civil War ended. Former slaves migrated westward from across Alabama by following old wagon trails into Winston County. In a later edition, we will reveal more facts and...

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COVID-19 Health and Safety Tips

COVID-19 Health and Safety Tips

Collectively, we know that most individuals started 2020 with the clique, “ I’m  seeing this year with clear vision.”  Unfortunately, our clear vision has been blurred with COVID-19.  Each day, we receive additional information regarding the detrimental effects of...

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Fourtee Acres: Our Story

Fourtee Acres: Our Story

By Tyrone and Edna Williams, Fourtee Acres Owners   Fourtee Acres is a 62 acre minority owned family owned forestry, farming and rental property operation established in 1994 (with the birth of our youngest child) that is engaged in sustainability for the future....

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Fair Housing Act 101 Presentation

Fair Housing Act 101 Presentation

Presenter: William Bedwell, Mississippi Center for Justice, Staff Attorney Tenants do you know that you have rights that protect you against your landlord? If this is news to you, please join WeCare on September 4, 2018, at 11 am and 6 pm MSU extension office155 Vance...

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A Taste of Winston County

A Taste of Winston County

On Tuesday, June 12, 2018, people traveled from far and near to participate in “A Taste of Winston County" at the Louisville Coliseum. This event highlighted local farmers' efforts to provide healthier food choices for consumers. We convey a heartfelt thanks to...

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WCSHC Helping the Robbins’ Family Reconnect

WCSHC Helping the Robbins’ Family Reconnect

By Frank Taylor Around 1910 Mississippi harbored more than 32,000 African American Farmers who owned thousands of acres of land. Landownership for black families determined their autonomy through agrarian practices of planting crops. Farmers planted corn, cotton,...

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