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Video Story: Mosco becomes second-generation farmer in the Mississippi Delta

William Willingham
Oxford Stories
wjwillin@go.olemiss.edu

Jacob Mosco is a second-generation farmer in the Mississippi Delta, who spends most of his time planning for his future in the agricultural industry. When he is not attending class at Mississippi State University, you can usually find him in the field.

His father, Henry, started the farm and is known throughout the Delta as a prime example of hard work. Jacob Mosco purchased his first 500 acres this year as a 20-year-old college student.

“I owe everything to my dad” Jacob Mosco said. “He’s the one who paved the path for me as a young farmer, and I couldn’t do it without him.”

The future looks promising for this young farmer as he hopes to take over the land his father is farming. He also plans to take over the family business of commercial and residential real estate at Mosco Land and Reality. He likes the idea of being involved in the buying and selling of land for agricultural use.

A family of Italian immigrants, Henry Mosco started with nothing and worked long shifts, commanding a dirt moving crew to make ends meet. The business grew, and Jacob Mosco said his family owns more land throughout Bolivar County than any other.

Jacob Mosco and family embodies what it means to be a Mississippian. If you find yourself near Shaw, Mississippi, stop by and see the future of farming.

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