Tougaloo Farm Aid 2501 Program
“Cultivating Farmers, Reaping Success”

Mission

The mission of the Tougaloo Farm Aid 2501 Program is to provide outreach services and education, technical assistance, training and financial education to socially disadvantaged and veteran farmers and ranchers’ (SDVFRs) residing in the Mississippi Delta (Issaquena, Humphreys, Washington, Holmes, Sunflower, Coahoma, Sharkey, Leflore, Quitman, Tallahatchie, and Bolivar counties).

About Farm Aid

The Farm Aid 2501 Program is a USDA sponsored program that provides outreach services, technical assistance, and specialized training to socially disadvantaged farmers and veterans. Farm Aid’s primary goal is to enable farmers in being self-sufficient and successfully operate their farm operations.

Vision Statement

The purpose is to enhance the lives of socially disadvantaged farmers and veterans and their communities

Goals:

  1. Assist socially disadvantaged farmers in owning and operating farms and ranches through increased participation in USDA programs and services
  2. Demonstrate agriculture’s connection to access health food and community an economic development
  3. Improve participation and develop relationships between farmers and USDA programs and agencies.
  4. Introduce agriculture-related information to socially disadvantaged or veteran farmers and ranchers through innovative outreach and technical assistance techniques.
  5. To establish Agriculture Outreach and Advocacy Centers and a Food Policy Council.


Contact Information

Otis Wright Jr.
Program Director
  318-341-4147
  owright@tougaloo.edu

Albert White
Wellness Outreach Specialist
  601-292-7266
  alwhite@tougaloo.edu