Series 897: The Promise of Agriculture
This 30 minute promotional film from around 1970 surveys Mississippi agriculture with a focus on how Mississippi farmers are using modern technologies and techniques to increase their yields and produce superior results. The film includes brief descriptions of various kinds of animal husbandry (e.g., cattle, poultry, hogs, catfish) and crop husbandry (e.g., cotton, soybeans, pecans, peaches). There is also footage from the Mississippi State Fairgrounds in Jackson, the Dixie National Rodeo, the State Fair, and the Mississippi State University campus and Delta Branch Experiment Station. Several unidentified MSU graduates are interviewed about their views of the future of Mississippi agriculture at the end of the film. The movie was filmed in color on 16 mm film and is narrated by Fred Cook.