2023 Regular Session
By: Senator(s) Sparks, Barnett, Butler (38th), McCaughn
A RESOLUTION CELEBRATING THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE PRENTISS COUNTY FARM BUREAU AND COMMEMORATING ITS HISTORY AND CONTRIBUTIONS TO AGRICULTURE IN OUR STATE.
WHEREAS, the American Farm Bureau was created in 1919 to disseminate college research results to farmers and has since grown into one of America's strongest lobbying organizations, with six million members and affiliated services and member benefits that include highly respected insurance companies. The newly minted farm organization gave farmers and ranchers a voice and a seat at the table with the powerful economic interests of the day business, manufacturing, railroads and labor. American Farm Bureau is the national advocate for farm and ranch families through good times and bad in the belief that a more prosperous agriculture contributes to the well-being of all Americans; and
WHEREAS, the Prentiss County Farm Bureau was officially chartered on March 27, 1923, in Prentiss County, Mississippi, as a proud state affiliate of the American Farm Bureau; and
WHEREAS, Prentiss County Farm Bureau has grown to 3,610 members today; and
WHEREAS, the mission of the Prentiss County Farm Bureau Federation is to create an environment in which farmers, ranchers and Farm Bureau members can have a better life and make a better living; and
WHEREAS, March 27, 2023, marks the 100th Anniversary of the Prentiss County Farm Bureau; and
WHEREAS, it is with great pride that we commend an effective advocacy organization which is the Voice of Agriculture in the State of Mississippi:
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, That we do hereby recognize the 100th Anniversary of the Prentiss County Farm Bureau Federation and commemorate its history and contributions to agriculture in our state, and extend to all members our best wishes at the auspicious celebration on March 14, 2023, at the Prentiss County Ag Center.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That this resolution be presented at the March 14, 2023, Prentiss County Ag Center Celebration, forwarded to the Mississippi Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce, and be made available to the Capitol Press Corps.