Roberts family innovates
Humphreys County young farmers Pepper and Crystal Roberts of Belzoni do their part to educate the consuming public about agriculture. That is one reason they have been named state winners of the 2010 Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmers and Ranchers Achievement Award contest. They were recognized for their farming innovations, leadership skills, and involvement in Farm Bureau and their community. The Roberts received a new pickup truck, the use of John Deere and Kubota tractors, and various cash awards. They will represent Mississippi in national competition in Atlanta, Georgia, in January.
A fourth generation farmer, Pepper grows cotton, corn, and soybeans on family land in the Mississippi Delta. Pepper now farms with help from Crystal, who is responsible for the accounting/bookkeeping side of the operation.