Feb 04, 2019
ARLINGTON, VA – The final subject of the USA Rice “Focus on the Farmer” Facebook series is Austin Davis, a third generation farmer from Shaw, Mississippi. Austin graduated from Mississippi State University with a degree in Industrial Engineering and now works with his brother and father on the family’s operation, Larry Davis Farms, growing soybeans and rice.
The year-long series that has run the first week of each month since March 2018 brought attention to twelve young rice farmers who help put U.S.-grown rice on America’s plates – and to let them tell the real story of food production in their own words.
“Social media definitely has its benefits,” said Austin. “Unfortunately, there is a lot of incorrect information that gets spread with regard to agriculture. We must do our best to let the truth be known about our practices and that we, as producers, are good stewards of the land.”
Follow along with Austin all week, and look, “like,” and, most importantly, share the posts to help spread the U.S. rice story!