Partner Roles


Heifer International provides co-op members with animals and funds to diversify farm operations. Alcorn State University’s Extension Program assists in developing community leaders. Co-op members participate in the Natural Resource Conservation Service’s Cost Share Programs, such as Environmental Quality Incentive Program and Small Farmers’ Initiative. Members enroll in special disaster declarations through Farm Service Agency for feed and livestock compensation. Mississippi Forestry Commission allocates cost share funds for reforestation practices and forest management plans. Mississippi State University’s Extension Program and College of Veterinary Medicine dispenses assistance with animals’ health and facilitate field day events. The Mississippi Association and Federation of Southern Cooperatives generate guidance with strategic planning and motivate members to managing their natural resources. Southern Echo Incorporation provides technical assistance with developing policies to ensure a quality environment with access to safe drinking water and clean air.