The Tri-County Agricultural Cooperative is an agricultural cooperative, incorporated in the state of Mississippi in 2009, consisting of approximately forty-five (4) small, socially-disadvantaged farmers/ranchers (men, women and youths) primarily from three Mississippi delta counties-Panola, Tallahatchie and Yalobusha. The cooperative is head quartered in Oakland, Tallahatchie County, Mississippi. Tri-County Agricultural Cooperative program provides education to participants on basic foundation of production, marketing, management, and networking skills through continuous training, mentoring and technical assistance. Tri-County Agricultural Cooperative has worked with Socially Disadvantaged farmers and ranchers by providing credit counseling, farming demonstration, field days and technical assistance.
Tri-County Agriculture Cooperative in 2010 started providing technical assistance to small farmers and ranchers in ten target Delta counties: Bolivar, Coahoma, Grenada, Lafayette, Panola, Quitman, Sunflower, Tallahatchie, Tunica, and Yalobusha. The Tri-County Agricultural Cooperative was created in order to provide education to participants on basic foundation of production, marketing, management and networking skills through continuous training, mentoring and technical assistance.
We offer hands-on training in sound management practices, financial management, production, marketing, completion of loan applications and obtaining access to land. We also offer programs to provide technical assistance to small, socially disadvantaged agricultural producers through eligible cooperatives and associations of cooperatives.
With the help of this co-op, socially disadvantaged producers gain knowledge, skills and tools needed to make sound decisions for their farm operations which, in turn increases long-term sustainability and quality of life.