Otis Wright, Jr.

Director , Tougaloo College Farm Aid
Tougaloo, MS

  • Black Land Rights
  • Food and Agriculture
  • Policy Change & Advocacy

About Otis

Otis Wright, Jr, a native of Tallulah, LA, is the Director of Tougaloo College Farm Aid which is a USDA 2501 outreach and advocacy program for socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers. As director, Mr. Wright manages the direction of the program, and its outreach and advocacy services in seven counties in the Mississippi Delta. Before engaging in his current role, Mr. Wright’s career started shortly after earning a B.S. in Ag-Economics from Alcorn State University in May 2006. Following graduation he returned home to manage his local farmers market for two years through Americorps. In October 2008 he was hired by the Federation of Southern Cooperatives as an Agri-Business Specialist for the Mississippi Association of Cooperatives where he held that position 5 years. During this term Wright worked extensively in Mississippi and Louisiana providing technical assistance to individual farmers and cooperatives.