Doug, in addition to being Yokna's founder, director and lead, is an Associate Professor of Educational Leadership at the University of Mississippi in Oxford. His academics include teacher assessment and professional development, the preparation of educational leaders, as well as the history and philosophy of education. Doug's academic writings are published in a number of significant educational journals. He has also presented academic dialogue at over fifty scholarly and professional conferences across his career. He is previously the editor of The Journal of Personnel Evaluation in Education and is also past president of the Society of Philosophy and History of Education. Doug's experience includes public high school social studies teaching--and coaching-- in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Daniel Zimmanck is the field manager at Yokna Bottoms Farm. Dan is a native of Missouri. He has traveled extensively particularly around the American West. His interests include gold prospecting, fishing and the love of his faithful canine companion, 'Lady'. Dan's contributions at Yokna Bottoms Farm are extensive and comprehensive. He has participated in sustainable agricultural conferences and seminars and leads all of the all day-to-day field operations in conjunction with Yokna founder, Dr. Doug Davis.
Graham Neeld is a native Mississippian and hails from Jackson, Mississippi. He is a student at the University of Mississippi where he studies political science. His interests include music and particularly playing the drums. This is his second year at Yokna Bottoms Farms. Graham loves farming and his hard work, know-how and dedication help Yokna Bottoms Farm deliver on its promise of delivering certified naturally grown highest quality produce to all Community Sponsors and all of Yokna's Northern Mississippi Friends and Neighbors.
Whoofers, Friends and Neighbors are indispensable in their contribution at Yokna. Over the years the farm has enjoyed many individuals and their extensive contributions. Each has brought their own set of talent and love but all have deeply participated in the life of the farm. Friends and Whoofers visit the farm from all parts far and wide. Visitors have come from as close as directly across County Road 471 and as far away as Argentina and Germany. Yokna deeply appreciates all of their collaborations.