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Farm Bureau honors Gibbs with Friend of Agriculture Award


Jackson – The Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation presented its Friend of Agriculture Award to Representative David Gibbs of West Point . He is a former Clay County supervisor and has represented District 36 consisting of Clay, Lowndes, and Monroe counties since 1987.


“Representative Gibbs has been an outstanding spokesperson for rural Mississippi and projects important to Farm Bureau,” said Farm Bureau President David Waide. “He has allowed great access from our volunteer leaders of Farm Bureau and has always been an advocate for the expansion of the swine industry in north Mississippi .”


Representative Gibbs serves as Vice Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee and also serves on the Appropriations Committee and Public Health and Human Services Committee.


In presenting the award, Farm Bureau President David Waide pointed out that as rural representation in the Mississippi Legislature becomes less and less, agriculture must rely on its friends to enact legislation that would support and strengthen agriculture.

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