Episode 1: Craft Economy and Farm-to-Table — Nature's Gourmet Farm
June 18, 2019
From Farm-to-Table by way of Petal, Mississippi
Episode 2: Craft Economy and Farm-to-Table — Nature's Gourmet Farm
July 2, 2019
BPF continues its conversation with Ben Simmons to talk about their customer base and why Nature's Gourmet Farm checks all of their boxes for real farm food — clean eating and Mississippi raised.
Episode 3: Craft Economy and Farm-to-Table — Nature's Gourmet Farm
July 16, 2019
BPF is continuing its discussion with Ben Simmons of Nature’s Gourmet Farm — producers of Mississippi raised 100% grass fed to finish beef, pastured pork, chicken and eggs without hormones, antibiotics, chemicals or GMO products. In this episode, BPF talks with Ben on the challenges and regulatory issues he faces as a small farmer.
Episode 4: Craft Economy and Farm-to-Table — Nature's Gourmet Farm
July 30, 2019
BPF concludes its discussion with Ben Simmons of Nature’s Gourmet Farm — producers of Mississippi raised 100% grass fed to finish beef, pastured pork, chicken and eggs without hormones, antibiotics, chemicals or GMO products. In this episode, BPF extends its talks with Ben on Mississippi regulatory issues and how Ben accomplishes his mission and passion of producing real farm food.
Episode 5: Craft Economy and Farm-to-Table — MS Ag Commissioner Andy Gipson Talks About Mississippi's Small Farmers
August 13, 2019
Mississippi's new Agriculture Commissioner, Andy Gipson, sits down with BPF to discuss Mississippi's small farmers and the Genuine Mississippi Program. (GenuineMS.com) — Now more than ever people want to know where their food comes from and know they're buying fresh healthy food for their families. They want to support Mississippi's local farmers and buying local has become a huge deal. Mississippians are willing to pay a premium to be able to buy local and support their local communities and farmers. The Genuine Mississippi Program provides a list of members who produce fresh locally sourced foods.
Episode 1: Craft Economy and Farm-to-Table — The Flora Butcher's lowdown on Wagyu beef
April 3, 2019
Talking farm-to-table and what it takes to make it happen here in Mississippi with The Flora Butcher owner -- Chef David Raines
Episode 2: Craft Economy and Farm-to-Table — The Flora Butcher's lowdown on Wagyu beef
April 16, 2019
BPF continues its conversation with Chef David Raines.
Episode 1: Starting a Craft Brewery — Hold my beer and watch this!
March 5, 2019
Talking beer and breweries with Lucky Town Founder and President of the Mississippi Brewers Guild — Lucas Simmons.
Episode 2: Continuation of Starting a Craft Brewery — Hold my beer and watch this!
Coming March 19, 2019
BPF continues its conversation with Lucas Simmons.
Episode 1: A Risky Venture
January 8, 2019
BPF is expanding our discussion on the growing impact of the craft economy. In this series, we sat down with Mark Henderson of Lazy Magnolia Brewery - Mississippi's oldest brewery, even though it's only been in business since 2005.
Episode 2: The Hurdles of Entrepreneurship
January 22, 2019
BPF continues talking with Mark Henderson of Lazy Magnolia Brewery on the hurdles he's faced as an entrepreneur and how his entrepreneurial spirit demands his commitment.
Episode 3: Distribution Battles
February 5, 2019
BPF continues talking with Mark Henderson of Lazy Magnolia Brewery on managing a start-up business in a highly regulated industry.
Episode 4: Entrepreneurial Lessons Learned
February 19, 2019
BPF continues the craft discussion with tips for creating a more vibrant craft industry through the lessons learned by Mark Henderson of Lazy Magnolia Brewery.
The Craft Economy and its Entrepreneurs Episode 1
November 20, 2018
An innovative feature of the 21st century has been the emergence of the craft economy which is reinventing industries that have been around for centuries. To learn more about it, we visited with Cathead Distillery.
The Craft Economy and its Entrepreneurs Episode 2
December 4, 2018
How does Cathead take on highly-capitalized, well-entrenched mega-brand competitors?
The Craft Economy and its Entrepreneurs Episode 3
December 18, 2018
What are the challenges and lessons of a craft start-up in Mississippi?
JROTC Episode 1
July 15, 2018
JROTC - A Program That Works.
JROTC is an upside surprise for inner city schools. JROTC produces exceptional results by providing mentorship, experience and exposure to students. JROTC's curriculum focuses on leadership skills and character development.
JROTC Episode 2
July 15, 2018
JROTC Instructors Bring Passion and Patience
The instructors are the big difference makers to the JROTC program. JROTC instructors’ main goal is to help students finish high school and gaining acceptance into a four year college or university. They accomplish this by instilling life skills - motivating the students to become better citizens.
JROTC Episode 3
July 15, 2018
JROTC Students - Shaping Tomorrow’s Leaders
Exposures and experiences for JROTC students are life changing. JROTC students are prepared for a life of leadership. These students reflect on their personal experiences with JROTC and how the program helped prepare them for their chosen careers.