We took a little field trip recently to McLemoresville to tour the Espey Gin Company. This gin was built in 1898 and has been in operation for over 120 years. This was an amazing experience to tour the gin and fully understand how cotton goes from the field and through the ginning process. Thank you to Ms. Angie for allowing us to visit and being the most gracious and informative tour guide!
Did you know that everyday we start & end our day with products grown on a farm? American agriculture is the foundation of our country and we would like to say thank you to all the farmers and farm families who work tirelessly to provide for our nation!
The Paris Field Office was honored to have our Tennessee State Conservationist, Mr. Sheldon Hightower, along with our Area Conservationist, Mr. Curt McDaniel, visit with us on April 24th. After a welcome and brief discussion with our staff, Board Chairman, Don Norwood, and Vice-Chairman, Kevin Bomar, Mr. Hightower and Mr. McDaniel were taken on a tour of Henry County. The first stop on the tour was at the Inman Middle School Greenhouse. We were welcomed by IMS teahers and FFA sponsor, Carrie Jones and Allen Ashlock. The greenhouse was constructed through an educational grant funded by the Henry County Soil Conservation District and the Henry County Farm Bureau. The greenhouse will be used by the IMS students and the school's new FFA chapter. The second stop on the tour was at Moss Dairy Farms. Mr. Hightower and Mr. McDaniel met with the Moss's at their dairy farm and was shown several practices implemented through our EQIP program. The tour also traveled by several local fields currently enrolled in our EQIP program for soil health and they were able to view the cover crop in the fields. We would like to thank Mr. Hightower and Mr. McDaniel for taking the time to visit Henry County and see conservation at work!