Barksdale to keynote Delta Council Meeting

The 76th annual Delta Council Meeting will be Friday, May 6, and will include a featured address by businessman and philanthropist Jim Barksdale. The annual meeting of the Delta’s regional business and agriculture organization will be at Delta State University’s Bologna Performing Arts Center, in Cleveland, Miss.
“I am so pleased that Jim Barksdale will join us as our featured speaker,” said Dr. Cass Pennington of Indianola, president of the Stoneville, Miss.-based organization.

“In his career, he has excelled as a businessman and innovator, but just as impressive is his commitment to education. Jim Barksdale hasn’t just given a lot of money to education and other priority issues in Mississippi, but he has taken his valuable time and keen intellect to design programs and efforts that create tangible outcomes.”

Delta Farm Press
3/24/11