Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation
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Farm Bureau honors Hamilton with Friend of Agriculture Award
Jackson – The Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation presented its
Friend of Agriculture Award to Representative Preston Sullivan of Okalona.
He represents House District 22 comprised of Calhoun, Chickasaw, and Pontotoc
counties. He is the Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee.
“Chairman Sullivan has worked hard with Farm Bureau on many issues
including agritourism, immigration reform, and funding for ag research,”
said Farm Bureau President Randy Knight. “His work on the issue
of agritourism helped Farm Bureau pass the bill that gives farmers some
liability protection when visitors are on their farm.”
“What better way is there to inform children about agriculture
than to take them on a tour of a farm?” said Representative Sullivan.
“They are going to tell their mother what a good time they had and
why they saw and what they learned that day. And the mother is going to
tell dad. So, things like that are just good ways to promote agriculture.”
Representative Sullivan is a cattleman from Okalona and also serves on
the Appropriations, and the Conservation and Water Resources Committees.
Farm Bureau Federation is the state's largest general farm
organization with more than 197,000 member-families statewide. There
are Farm Bureaus in all 82 counties in Mississippi
where agriculture comprises a fundamental part of
Mississippi 's economy.
Headquartered in Jackson
, the federation is an independent, non-profit agricultural
organization and is not associated with any arm of the government.
For more information about Farm Bureau, visit our website at www.msfb.org.