BOLTON, MISSISSIPPI – Today, United States Representative Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS) announced The United States Department of Agriculture/National Institute of Food and Agriculture have approved a $100,000 Beginning Farmer and Rancher grant to the Holmes County Food Hub located in Goodman, Mississippi.


The Holmes County Food Hub was developed through a partnership between the Wallace Center and the New North Florida Cooperative that is assisting limited resource and historically disadvantaged farmers in accessing local fresh fruit and vegetable markets via the Increasing Farmer Success in the Deep South project, made possible with funding from the Wal-Mart Foundation.


For more information contact Glyen Holmes at (850) 352-2400.