New agricultural leadership program honors Mississippi’s Thad Cochran

Mississippi State University and Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation leaders have teamed up to launch the new Thad Cochran Agricultural Leadership Program.

The program is open to Mississippi’s next generation of agricultural leaders — farmers, ranchers, and agribusiness owners and operators — as well as extended agricultural industry specialists, such as foresters and conservationists.

Mississippi State University Extension Service specialists developed the program and will deliver the educational activities and content for nine intensive seminars over the two-year course. The Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation is sponsoring the program.

“MSU has long benefitted from our partnership on many fronts with the Mississippi Farm Bureau,” said MSU President Mark E. Keenum. “We commend the Farm Bureau for their efforts to promote agricultural leadership and share their recognition of just how appropriate it is to name this program in honor of U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran.”

Delta Farm Press