The Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation recently held its 2018 Annual Convention Dec. 1-3 where delegates representing over 192,000 member families elected the organization’s 2019 board members. MFBF President Mike McCormick, of Jefferson County, was unanimously reelected for his third term as MFBF president.

“I am very excited to serve as your President for another two years,” McCormick said. “I am looking forward to continuing to do great things for this organization with our new board.”

North Mississippi Vice President Donald Gant, of Bolivar County, and Central Mississippi Vice President Ted Kendall IV, of Hinds County, were reelected to their positions. Louis Breaux IV, of Hancock County, was elected South Mississippi Vice President after Reggie Magee retired with 20 years of service.

Betty Mills, of Montgomery County, will continue to serve as the State Women’s Leadership Committee chair, and Taylor Hickman, of Forrest County, will serve as the State Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee chair.

Board members from the even numbered MFBF districts were voted on and elected to serve a two-year term on the state board of directors. Board members from the odd numbered MFBF districts will serve the remaining year of their two-year term in 2019. Members of the 2019 State Board of Directors are:

District 1 – Jim Perkins (Tishomingo)

District 2 – Lowell Hinton (Alcorn)

District 3 – B.A. Teague (Union)

District 4 – Jon Koehler Bibb (Tunica)

District 5 – Mike Ferguson (Tate)

District 6 – Kelcy Shields (Itawamba)

District 7 – Jeffrey Tabb (Webster)

District 8 – William White (Oktibbeha)

District 9 – Terry Wynne (Holmes)

District 10 – James Foy (Madison)

District 11 – Doug Wilkerson (Kemper)

District 12 – Ches Brewer (Clarke)

District 13 – Stanley Williams (Covington)

District 14 – Mark Chaney (Warren)

District 15 – Tod Waltman (Copiah)

District 16 – Noble Guedon (Adams)

District 17 – Mike Keith (Lamar)

District 18 – Taylor Hickman (Forrest)

District 19 – Clifton Hicks (Greene)

District 20 – Jim Currie (Hancock)