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Farm Bureau honors Alan Blaine's service
MISSISSIPPI STATE -- Alan Blaine of Starkville has been named the winner of Farm Bureau’s Distinguished Service Award for 2007 at the organization’s annual meeting on Nov. 29.
Blaine serves as the head of the North Mississippi Research and Extension Center in Verona. He is recognized as one of the top soybean specialists in the United States.
“Dr. Blaine has worked closely with Farm Bureau over the years to develop soybean policy that has been beneficial to soybean producers and has given numerous soybean reports and workshops for many Farm Bureau groups,” said Farm Bureau President David Waide.
Blaine has served as a judge for Farm Bureau’s Young Farmer and Rancher Achievement Award and also the “Discussion Meet” several times. When not involved in the judging, he often recommends and assists contestants.
He also has worked with Farm Bureau’s Ag in the Classroom program by conducting training sessions at teacher workshops.
The Distinguished Service Award is the highest honor Farm Bureau bestows on an individual, and it is reserved for those who have made a difference in the lives of Mississippi farmers.