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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 8, 2006

 

GOVERNOR BARBOUR APPOINTS ZENDEJAS TO AGRICULTURAL AVIATION BOARD

 

(Jackson, Mississippi)—Governor Haley Barbour today announced the appointment of Arnulfo Zendejas, of Pearl, to the Mississippi State Board of Agricultural Aviation. This board supervises and regulates all commercial aerial applicators of pesticides, poisons, seeds, and chemicals within the state.

 

“Arnulfo is an excellent choice for this position,” Governor Barbour said. “His years of forestry and agriculture experience make him very well-qualified to fill this role. I feel confident Arnulfo will be a great asset to this board.”

 

Zendejas is originally from Michoacan, Mexico, but moved to the United States in 1981. In 1993, he completed his bachelor’s degree in forestry from the University of Arkansas. Upon graduation, Zendejas began working for Georgia-Pacific as a resource forester, a position he held for five years. In 1997, Zendejas moved to Jackson and began working for Plum Creek Timber Company. Currently, he works as a staff forester, where is responsible for annual budget planning, strategic planning, quarterly reports, REIT compliance, and the leading of Biomass initiatives.

 

Zendejas represents Plum Creek in various committees with the Mississippi Forestry Association. He has two children, Kari and Kelby.