Stamps Farm Field Day

Thursday 23 May 2024

Stamps Farm in Learned, MS hosted an enriching field day on May 22, 2024. It brought together personnel from ASU & MSU Extension, USDA, and CBOs to showcase their valuable service portfolio. The event attracted individuals from across central Mississippi who were eager to learn from veteran farmers and technical experts about integrating climate-smart practices into their agriculture operations. 

One of the highlights was an informative session by Andrea Barnes, an attorney with the Mississippi Center for Justice, who discussed the significance of the UPA-Uniform Partition Act in helping African Americans preserve their legacy of land ownership. This important legislation, which gained grassroots support and was passed in 2020, has had a positive impact on land preservation efforts. 

Mississippi Center for Justice Team
Mississippi Center for Justice Team

Additionally, Carolyn Banks and Manola Erby shed light on the impactful work plan of Alcorn State University’s Extension Program in supporting farmers and landowners, while Fulton Caston, the former director of the band at Kentucky State University, shared insights from his cattle farm and forestland operation in Hinds County, MS. 

Orlando Ellerby from the Outreach Forestry division of MFC spoke extensively about the Emergency Forest Restoration Program. It was interesting to learn that the USDA’s FSA had implemented the EFRP declaration in April 2024, with a sign-up deadline of August 15, 2024. This provides a great opportunity for those involved in forestry to take advantage of this program. 

Overall, the field day was a valuable and insightful experience for all attendees, offering practical knowledge and resources to enhance their agricultural practices. 

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