Mississippi Farms & Farmers
The following organizations have resources and information to help with your local Farm to School program.
Indian Springs Farmers Association Coopertives
Indian Springs Farmers Association Cooperatives
Even though he has led the Indian Springs Farmers Association in Mississippi for almost a generation, Ben Burkett views himself first and foremost as a farmer. On the 255-acre farm that has been in his family for more than a century, he grows 16 types of vegetables and herbs and manages pine timber. ďI really enjoy what I do, although I havenít got rich at it. I started off in conventional cotton, transferred into corn, soybeans, and wheat. While we always had a vegetable contract when I was growing up, I only transitioned over to vegetables in my own farm a little more than ten years ago.Ē But Benís most important crop is farmer empowerment.