Gulf States Regional Director
Gulf States Regional Office

Topic Areas:
Business Planning, Crops, Food Equity, Local Foods

Specific Areas of Expertise:
Vegetable crop production, FSA loan applications, business management and planning, risk management

Rock Woods served as the regional extension coordinator serving the Mississippi Delta for Alcorn State University prior to joining NCAT. He facilitated a collaboration between Alcorn State University and United Health Care to develop the Farm to Fork Program, to provide fresh locally grown vegetables to insured clients of United Health Care. He also collaborated with other agencies to obtain funds for off campus sites, develop and implemented educational programs, events, and activities for ag educators; and provide leadership and management for the off-campus sites by planning field days and conferences to provide limited resource audiences with knowledge of extension and other programs. Rock is a fourth-generation soybean farmer in the Mississippi Delta.

Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness Management, Alcorn State University
Master of Science Agriculture Economics, Alcorn State University

Featured Publications and Presentations:
Podcast Episode 152. Starting a Farm

Podcast Episode 162. Starting a Farm: Soil Considerations

Podcast Episode 176. Starting a Farm: Water Issues

Podcast Episode 181. Pandemics and the Farm


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