2002 Regular Session
By: Representative Eaton, Holland, Shows, Baker, Barbour, Brown, Ellzey, Espy, Frierson, Gadd, Gibbs, Hamilton, Henderson, Holloway, Huddleston, Hudson, Malone, Maples, Markham, Martinson, Middleton, Miles, Montgomery (15th), Moore (100th), Moore (60th), Nettles, Nicholson, Pierce, Rushing, Ryals, Smith (27th), Smith (59th), Ward, Dedeaux, McCoy, Stevens, Whittington, Stringer
A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION COMMENDING WEBB BOZEMAN ON BEING SELECTED A TOP 25 FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL OUTSTANDING YOUNG FARMERS AWARDS.
WHEREAS, Webb Bozeman, a resident of Flora, Mississippi, was recently named as one of the nation's top 25 finalists for the National Outstanding Young Farmers Awards; and
WHEREAS, for his selection, Mr. Bozeman was flown to Grand Rapids, Michigan, with all expenses paid by the United States Junior Chamber of Commerce, for an awards ceremony naming the nation's top four outstanding young farmers; and
WHEREAS, administering the Outstanding Young Farmers program since 1954, the United States Junior Chamber of Commerce seeks to improve conditions for the farmer and better urban-rural relations through a keener understanding of the problems facing agriculture; and
WHEREAS, after earning a degree in agricultural economics from Mississippi State University, Mr. Bozeman, with the aid of his wife, became an independent farmer in 1996 when his father retired with 40 years' experience in the farming industry; and
WHEREAS, Mr. Bozeman has experienced substantial growth and success since making his start in farming, now planting 1800 acres and having experienced an increase in all crop yields; and
WHEREAS, having memberships in the Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation, County Co-op, County ASCS Office, County Forestry Association and North American Limousine Association, Mr. Bozeman shares the distinguished honor of being in the nation's top 25 finalists for the National Outstanding Young Farmers Awards with his family and all those who have contributed to his success as a farmer; and
WHEREAS, Mr. Bozeman is faithfully supported in his farming operation by his wife, Frances, and together they have instilled in their daughters, Karley and Danielle, an appreciation for the importance of the agricultural industry within our society; and
WHEREAS, it is the policy of this Legislature to recognize and commend excellence in outstanding Mississippians such as Mr. Bozeman, whose remarkable accomplishments in the field of agriculture have brought great pride and national recognition to his family and the State of Mississippi:
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, THE SENATE CONCURRING THEREIN, That we do hereby commend and congratulate Mr. Webb Bozeman upon his selection as one of the nation's top 25 finalists for the National Outstanding Young Farmers Awards and extend to him our heartiest wishes for continued success in all his future endeavors.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be furnished to Mr. Webb Bozeman and the members of the Capitol Press Corps.