2002 Regular Session

To: Rules

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

House Concurrent Resolution 109

(As Adopted by House and Senate)


     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.