Southern Miss hall of famer talks about local farming

By Karrie Leggett

HATTIESBURG,MS (WDAM) -  A Southern Miss hall of famer stopped by the campus to speak on the importance of getting back to local farming Wednesday.

Allan Nation, editor of the Stockman Grass Farmer magazine in Ridgeland, spoke on local farming or growing your own food being much healthier and sustainable.

Nation mentioned through the years the population has grown dependent on industrial farming and less on getting the community back to full time farmers. Nation says there are many benefits to getting back to the basics.

"A lot of it is technology has been forgotten. Information has been forgotten. Local food production is still extremely profitable if you take it directly to the consumer. I am going to show some figures on that today, and I think it will really shock some people of how profitable it really is," said Nation.

Nation also spoke about foods that got their origins in southeast Mississippi.

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