Benn & Jackson Cattle Farm Field Day

Monday 19 July 2021

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 exhibits lush meadows with straight-line fences, well-manicured spaces, and beautiful oak trees with several ponds on the landscape. Allen McReynolds of WCSHC said “this farm will romance and propel your dreams of becoming a successful cattle farmer. Wayne Benn and Charles Jackson invested long hours of sweat equity to develop this immaculate farm operation. I would encourage other individuals or potential farmers to talk with Charles and Wayne before starting their entities. The field day program started with prayer from Wayne Benn and words of welcome by Linda Jackson. Allen facilitated the agenda. Charles Jackson gave an insightful narrative of the farm operation. Tony Luke, Farm Loan Manager, Farm Service Agency, highlighted various services offered through their agency. Tony elaborated on FSA’s loan portfolio and other assistance offered at FSA. Delaney Johnson, State Agronomist, Mississippi-NRCS, discussed Benn & Jackson farm’s soil profile. Dwight Jackson, Soil Conservationist, NRCS conversed about the uniqueness of Benn & Jackson Cattle Farm. Dwight showed attendees several practices implemented through NRCS. Additionally, Dwight said, “Wayne and Charles are great examples of individuals, who are committed to developing a successful farm operation through their knowledge and perseverance. The Benn & Jackson Cattle Farm Field Day ended with attendees enjoying a great catfish meal prepared by the Jackson Family. Mr. Charles Jackson served as the head chef. The Winston County Self Help Cooperative wants to thank the Benn & Jackson Cattle Farm for hosting this educational field day.

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