VOTE TODAY for MBCI!!!!! Mississippi farmers seek online votes to win national grant 1/13/2018 Voting ends January 31

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Mississippi farmers seek online votes to win national grant

Mississippi farmers are competing in a yearly grant program put on by a national produce distributor to benefit farmers who want to give back to their communities.

The California-based distributor Pro-Act said after this contest, it will have “invested $200,000 in local farms from coast to coast.”

A list of Mississippi farms taking part are as follows:

SR Farms Greenhouse LLC

SR Farms Greenhouses is a hydroponic greenhouse producer of vegetables and herbs located in Moss Point. The company has been in operation for a year. Upgrading packaging, funding a social media campaign and making modifications to its website are some of the things the grant money would be used for.

Massey Produce Farm, LLC

Massey Produce Farm, LLC is located in Lucedale and is run by a first generation farmer. He grows a variety of fruits and vegetables that are mainly sold wholesale.

Grant money would be used to build a packing shed.

Choctaw Fresh Produce

The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians located in Philadelphia want to increase the supply of fresh produce grown on tribal lands.

The grant money would be used to to construct five raised beds that will be filled with quality soil and compost.

PL88 Farm

Ozell White is a fifth generation farmer in Prentiss who grows watermelons and raises cattle. He wants to provide the area with fresh produce and meat without chemicals.

White would use the grant money to buy transportation and build a shed for processing watermelons and vegetables.

Contact Harold Gater at 601-961-7368 or hgater@gannett.com. Follow him on Twitter.