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Brandon given Ag Ambassador Award by Farm Bureau
Hembree Brandon of Starkville has been named the winner of Farm Bureau’s
Ag Ambassador Award for 2010 at the organization’s annual meeting
on December 5.
Brandon, the Editorial Director of the Delta Farm Press is a native Mississippian
having grown up in New Albany. After school, he worked in public relations
with the state highway department in Tupelo. Then for 10 years, he was
the editor of the Winona Times. He came to the Delta Farm Press in 1973
and has been there ever since.
In 37 years with the Delta Farm Press he has written literally thousands
of columns and articles about the many facets of agriculture. One article
in particular though caught Farm Bureau’s attention. It was about
Farm Bureau’s Ag Image Campaign. The article detailed the public
relations effort by the ag organization and how they are trying to educate
the general public about the benefits of agriculture and how it affects
their daily lives.
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 204,000 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.