Beason feeds several Jersey calves, allowing visitors to experience her daily routine on the farm. Beason received a plaque, gift basket and a $2,000 check from Farm Bureau and other sponsors.
Beason feeds several Jersey calves, allowing visitors to experience her daily routine on the farm. Beason received a plaque, gift basket and a $2,000 check from Farm Bureau and other sponsors.
There’s a new award hanging at Beason Family Farm in the Fork community honoring a busy mom and young entrepreneur.

Marlo Beason was named Mississippi Farm Bureau Woman of the Year for 2017 during the annual convention in December.

Beason was humbled by the recognition.

She received a plaque, gift basket and a $2,000 check from Farm Bureau and other sponsors.

The person who nominated her for the award remained anonymous.

Beason and husband Shelby are grateful and supportive of Farm Bureau because it supports member farmers.

Beason is a longtime county women’s chair and a former committee member of Young Farmers & Ranchers.

She was recently elected to represent her District 4 on the Farm Bureau state women’s committee.

Husband Shelby serves as vice-president of Neshoba County Farm Bureau.

“Growing up, I never thought I would be a dairy farmer,”  Marlo Beason said.

This busy farmer has a bachelor’s degree in business with a minor in marketing from Mississippi State University.  

“Having my degree has helped our farm so much by being skilled to do most of the marketing myself,”  Beason said.  

The Beason family has a storefront and barn combo where all of the milk is processed and packaged under one roof.  

 “Our milk is from grass to glass,” Beason said.

Her favorite part about owning a small operation, and having the storefront in her backyard, is seeing their customers.

The Beason family milks about 34 Jersey cows twice daily, at 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., allowing their customers to observe exactly what they are buying and drinking.

Their milk is sold at 35 locations in Mississippi being as far north as Starkville, as far South as Magee, as far west as Jackson and east as Meridian.

Whole milk, buttermilk and chocolate milk are among the delicious varieties they sell.

The barn doors are always open for business and customers can come in any time and purchase milk and other dairy products on the honor system.  

Having their customers enjoy the whole experience with the Beasons demonstrates a sense of accomplishment for the family.

“One reason we have the farm is so we can share our success with our children,” Marlo Beason said.

The dairy farm has been the couple’s full-time job since 2012.

They have three children, Cole, Micaela and Landon.

Cole is active in the United States Marine Corp.

Micaela stays very active by showing cows and competing on horseback, and Landon actively helps maintain the farm and shows cows.

“We have enjoyed raising our kids on a farm because most kids don’t know life on a farm,” she said.

“We take lots of pride in our livestock.  God has blessed us,” she said.