Article By: benniethompson.house.gov
BOLTON, MISSISSIPPI – Today, United States Representative Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS) announced Agriculture Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden awarded $200,000 in grant funds through the Small Socially Disadvantaged Producer Grant Program to the Tri County Agricultural Cooperative and the Mississippi Association of Cooperatives to help small, socially disadvantaged agricultural producers expand their operations and create jobs. The program funds technical assistance and other services to help producers develop new markets and business opportunities.
- Tri County Agricultural Cooperative – $200,000 grant; To help socially disadvantaged agricultural producers develop diversified farms and utilize production and management strategies that will enhance their long-term viability.
- Mississippi Association of Cooperatives – $200,000 grant; To provide technical assistance tools such as personal and business record-keeping, business planning, and marketing assistance.
For more information about Tri County Agricultural Cooperative contact Robert Gates, President at 662-578-7875 and Ben Burkett, State Coordinator for the Mississippi Association of Cooperatives at 601-354-2750.