Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation
Agricultural News and Information
Greg Gibson, Coordinator
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1-800-227-8244 ext. 4154
Blaine given Distinguished Service Award by Farm Bureau
Dr. Alan Blaine of Starkville has been named the winner of Farm Bureau’s
Distinguished Service Award for 2007 at the organization’s annual
meeting on November 29.
Dr. Blaine currently serves as the Head of the North MS Research and
Extension Center in Verona. He is recognized as one of the top soybean
specialists in the United States.
Farm Bureau President David Waide said, “Dr. Blaine has worked
closely with Farm Bureau over the years to develop soybean policy that
has been beneficial to soybean producers and has given numerous soybean
reports and workshops for many Farm Bureau groups.”
Dr. Blaine has served as a judge for the Young Farmer and Rancher Achievement
Award and also the Discussion Meet several times. When not involved in
the judging, he often recommends and assists contestants in the contest.
He also has worked with Farm Bureau’s Ag in the Classroom program
by conducting training sessions at teacher workshops.
The Distinguished Service Award is the highest honor Farm Bureau bestows
on an individual and it is reserved for someone who has truly made a difference
in the lives of Mississippi farmers.
Farm Bureau Federation is the state's largest general farm
organization with more than 230,000 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.com.