‘I’m still here,’ Nunnery’s Dairy producing in Lincoln County

Published 4:30 pm Friday, June 9, 2023

BROOKHAVEN — Monday was a day of celebration for the Lincoln County Board of Supervisors. Tristan Peavey and the Mississippi State Extension Service County Office held a breakfast to celebrate the dairy industry and brought a dairy cow to the front steps of the Lincoln County Courthouse

Peavey, County Agent with the MSU Extension Service, said in previous meetings there were no dairy farms left in Lincoln County. 

Supervisor Nolan Williamson said there is at least one active dairy farm left in Lincoln County. David Nunnery’s Dairy in Ruth is still producing milk and has been for the past 23 years, he said. The farm was originally based in Pike County where he lives. 

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“I’m still here,” he said.

Peavey said this year would be the last year for Dairy Days at the Brookhaven Farmers Market. After this year, the MSU Extension Service Lincoln County Office will host Ag-days to celebrate the agricultural industry in Lincoln County instead. In 2015, Lincoln County was home to 10 dairy farms but the farms have dwindled since then. 

Check back for a story on Nunnery’s Dairy Farm in Ruth over the coming weeks as we celebrate the local farm.