Without advancements in agricultural engineering, farmers might still be scattering seed by hand. From the earliest plows to today’s high-tech tractors—not to mention all of the advancements that increased crop productivity—agricultural engineers have solved a variety of problems with ingenious solutions. MSU scientists address Mississippi growers’ challenges with practical solutions.
Since 1994, she’s worked for Buck Island Seed Co., a business her brother co-founded with two other men in the same year. The company performs custom seed cleaning, treating, and blending for rice, soybeans, wheat, oats, and triticale, a small grain. Booth also raised various row crops with her husband on their Tunica County farm until his death in 2020. She now rents out the land to a producer who grows soybeans, corn, and triticale.