The Sodbusters

Sod.bust.ers (n.) Gardeners, farmers, lovers, dreamers, planters, ranchers, builders and breeders, sons and daughters of the soil, pickers and plowers, sowers and growers  …

Douglas R. Davis (Owner), Ph.D is an Associate Professor of Educational Leadership. His main areas of expertise and research are teacher assessment and professional development, the preparation of educational leaders, and history and philosophy of education. Dr. Davis has published in many educational journals and has presented at over fifty scholarly and professional conferences. He is currently the Editor of The Journal of Personnel Evaluation in Education and is past president of the Society of Philosophy and History of Education. He was a public high school social studies teacher and coach in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, for seven years.

In 2005, Doug purchased land outside of Oxford, MS with the hopes of developing it into a working farm, perhaps eventually a CSA venture with a focus on developing community through locally produced organic and sustainable agricultural practices.

Doug is a connoisseur of quality, a devotee of The Dead, founder of the Post-Secular Education Forum and the proud father of Merton and Shivas.

This is an essay Doug presented to the Society of Philosophy and History of Education in 2008 in San Antonio, Texas. Yokna(Patawpha) Bottoms Farm is a realization of the values he articulated in this talk.

The Yokna Bottoms Farm Team

Jeff Stone (Production Manager)

Betsy Chapman (Marketing/Community Relations)