Prentiss farmer needs votes to win national grant

Prentiss farmer needs votes to win national grant
White said if he wins the grant, he will buy transportation and build a shed for processing watermelons and vegetables. (Photo source: Ozell White)
White said if he wins the grant, he will buy transportation and build a shed for processing watermelons and vegetables. (Photo source: Ozell White)

PRENTISS, MS (WDAM) - A Prentiss man with a green thumb is vying for a national grant from a program called "Cultivating Change."

Ozell White is a fifth generation farmer who grows watermelons and raises cattle. He wants to provide surrounding areas with fresh produce and meat minus the chemicals.

White won small farmer of the year in 2014 from Alcorn State University and also preaches in his community. He said if he wins the grant, he will buy transportation and build a shed for processing watermelons and vegetables.

This is a yearly grant program put on by national produce distributor, Pro-Act, to benefit farmers who want to give back to their communities. The California-based distributor said after this contest, it will have "invested $200,000 in local farms from coast to coast."

You can help White win the contest with a simple vote! Click here to find the link.