Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation
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Greg Gibson, Coordinator
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Ladner given Ag Ambassador Award by Farm Bureau
Monte Ladner of Carthage has been named the winner of Farm Bureau’s
Ag Ambassador Award for 2008 at the organization’s annual meeting
on December 7.
Mr. Ladner started as an ag teacher at Carthage High School in 1970 and
was later named the Vocational Director. He presently serves as the Superintendent
of Education for the Leake County School District.
Mr. Ladner has spent many years working with young people through the
FFA. He has also worked tirelessly with the Leake County Farm Bureau on
many projects including the annual Farm Safety Day where fifth-graders
from across the county come to learn about being safe on the farm.
“I think it’s extremely important to work with young people
and help them get started,” said Ladner. “The best way we
can do that is for those with experience to come back and talk with them
and help them.”
Farm Bureau President David Waide said that Ladner has made an indelible
impression on the youth of Mississippi. “Without people like Monte
Ladner, young people might not understand the importance of agriculture
in their daily lives,” Waide said.
The Ag Ambassador Award was created to recognize individuals who have
gone beyond their normal range of activities in promoting Mississippi
agriculture. It’s not presented every year – only when Farm
Bureau feels that it has been earned.
Farm Bureau Federation is the state's largest general farm
organization with more than 225,000 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.