Jackson Webb

Jackson Webb’s roots run deep. A seventh generation farmer, he operates the same farm in the hot southern Delta that his forefathers originally homesteaded. Now, he’s making the most of modern technology and precision farming practices to take his yields higher than ever.

Jackson’s road to farming wasn’t typical. He majored in physics at Ole Miss and managed a bar out of college. But 14 years ago, the land called him back. Now he farms 2500 acres — 1500 in corn and 1000 in beans. Jackson’s father helps out when he can, and his wife keeps his books. Their two young kids, Lucy and Jack, are out with their dad every chance they get.

Jackson’s year-round partner is AgVenture Yield Specialist Wayne Dulaney of Dulaney Seed. The two grew up together and are now raising exceptional crops because of their constant communication and deep-rooted agronomy know-how.

Making a Decision on the Farm Bill: One Farmer’s Reactions in the Delta

We are warming up and drying out quickly here in the Delta. We’ve been in the 60s this week — just warm enough for the mosquitos to come out. I just had to run up to Dulaney’s and pick up some planter attachments and there were planters in the field doing prep work.

Everybody’s already gearing up for planting. We usually shoot for the first couple weeks of March to get out there, depending on the temperature and forecast and all that.

Making a cropping plan in a changing market

The Cropping Plan

Wayne and I have started putting together a plan for next year on what the mix is going to be. I’m shifting my mix based on the market, as well as, for my operation, I need more acres. So I’m going to add wheat to the mix to try to achieve that. I’m not a huge wheat fan just because I never gave it a good chance. But Wayne’s not going to let me half-ass it, for lack of a better word.

Harvest Brings High Yields in the Delta

These last few weeks we’ve been really busy with harvest. I’m tired. And my wife started back teaching, so yeah, it’s been an adjustment. We’re over halfway done with our corn, and we started cutting beans this week. We’ll have the rest wrapped up by October 1st at the latest.

I’m lucky. We use a propane drier to dry our corn — we’ve had ours for 20 years —but most people down here don’t have them.


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