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Episode 156. Mississippi Minority Farmers Alliance

In this episode of Voices from the Field, NCAT agriculture specialist Felicia Bell talks with Carolyn Jones of the Mississippi Minority Farmers Alliance. Felicia works in the NCAT Gulf States Office in Jackson, Mississippi, including work with NCAT’s ATTRA sustainable agriculture program.

Felicia and Carolyn talk about engaging young people in agriculture and the importance of involving the entire community in the effort to secure the future of minority farmers and land owners.

For more information on this topic, contact Felicia Bell directly via email at

Related ATTRA Resources:

Economic Development – MS Food Justice Collaborative

Education – MS Food Justice Collaborative

Local Food Access – MS Food Justice Collaborative

Other Resources:

Mississippi Minority Farmers Alliance Facebook page

Land & Power. Sustainable Agriculture and African Americans

Fresno’s Freedom School is Changing the Narrative on Farming for Black Youth

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