Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation recently announced the third annual awards recognizing one Mississippi land grant university agricultural researcher and one Mississippi Extension agent whose work has positively and tangibly affected farmers and the state’s agricultural industry. These awards recognize outstanding work delivered by Mississippi land grant university professionals who are actively addressing the needs relevant to Mississippi agriculture and forestry.
The MFBF Award for Agricultural Research will recognize one Mississippi land grant university agricultural researcher for innovative, stakeholder-driven, original research aimed at serving the needs of farmers and ranchers in Mississippi. The winner will receive $500 along with $4,500 in program support, which can fund graduate students or research operations.
The MFBF Award for Extension Education will honor one Mississippi Extension agent for developing and implementing successful agricultural programs addressing stakeholder-identified problems for farmers and ranchers in Mississippi. The winner will receive $500 along with $4,500 for programming costs and implementation.
MFBF is currently accepting nominations for these two awards. Nominations must originate from a MFBF stakeholder group, such as a County Farm Bureau or state commodity organization. Nominations require the completion of the MFBF Agriculture Research and Extension Award nomination form and two letters of support summarizing the nominee’s accomplishments and indicating why the nominee deserves the award.
All nominations are due by September 3, 2021, and can be submitted here.
For questions or more information, please contact your Farm Bureau Regional Manager, Commodity Coordinator, or Craig Hankins at firstname.lastname@example.org.