Doug, in addition to being Yokna's founder, director and leader, is an Associate Professor of Educational Leadership at the University of Mississippi in Oxford. His academic fields include teacher assessment and professional development, the preparation of educational leaders, and the history and philosophy of education. Doug has published academic writings in a number of significant educational journals. He has also presented academic dialogue at over fifty scholarly and professional conferences throughout his career. He is the previous editor of The Journal of Personnel Evaluation in Education and is also the past president of the Society of Philosophy and History of Education. Doug's experience includes teaching public high school social studies --and coaching-- in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Caroline Bailey hails from Jackson, Alabama. She is a student at the University of Mississippi where she studies accounting. Her interests include beekeeping, baking, and running. This is her second semester at Yokna Bottoms Farms. Caroline loves farming and her hard work, know-how, and dedication help Yokna Bottoms Farm make good 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 hosting many individuals and flourished from their extensive contributions. Each has brought their own set of talents and love, but all have deeply participated in life on the farm. Friends and whoofers visit the farm from far and wide. From as close as directly across County Road 471 and as far away as Argentina and Germany, we have hosted friends from all parts of the world. Yokna deeply appreciates all of their collaborations.