The Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation Collection contains a variety of formats: audio, film, newspapers, and photographs. The vast majority of the collection is black and white still photography (photographic prints, slides, and negatives) with color slides and prints produced in later years. The materials were collected by MFBF from three administrative units: American Farm Bureau Federation, Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation, and Southern Farm Bureau. Many of the images were taken for MFBF’s publications Mississippi Farm Bureau News, Mississippi Farm Bureau Country, and Mississippi Farm Bureau Producer.
The collection was donated to MDAH by the Jackson Public Affairs Office of Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation in February 2010. Processing and digitization of the images was funded by Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation, with curatorial, administrative, and technical support from MDAH.