Did you know 98% of cotton grown in America comes from only 14 states including both Mississippi and Arkansas?! pic.twitter.com/N8Rq6YBXDY
— Miss/Arkansas Ag (@MississippiAG) May 5, 2016
American agriculture is a fascinating enterprise, making up a huge part of our economy and job market. The Mississippi cotton and agriculture industry is massive, and for those interested in it, the many conservation centers, farms, and research centers in the Washington County area are the perfect road trip destination this summer.
The Delta Conservation and Demonstration Center in Metcalfe, for example, teaches visitors about local conservation practices, see antique farming equipment, and even enjoy bird watching. The Jamie Whitten Delta State Research Center and the Stoneville Research Center both focus on developing technology to increase the efficiency of farming and offer tours of their facilities.
Catfish is a huge part of Mississippi agriculture, and you can tour Lauren Farms to see how these fish are raised. Little Bales of Cotton, a store in Stoneville, makes novelty items out of cotton. For a more complete look into the agriculture industry of the area, check out the Washington County Farm Tours.
The Washington County area is unique for its climate and major agricultural enterprises, making it a perfect vacation locale for the farming enthusiast or farming families. We hope to see you here soon!