March 9, 2009

GOVERNOR BARBOUR REAPPOINTS TWO MISSISSIPPIANS TO CORN PROMOTION BOARD


Governor Haley Barbour has reappointed Mike Pannell of New Albany and Terry Dulaney of Clarksdale to the Mississippi Corn Promotion Board. The board promotes the growth and development of the state’s corn industry.

“Agriculture is the backbone of Mississippi’s economy, and we must continue to support and develop farming operations statewide,” Governor Barbour said. “Mr. Pannell and Mr. Dulaney are experts in ways to promote and aid our corn industry.”

Pannell is the co-owner of Pannell Farms and has been with the company for 28 years. He has worked full time in the farming industry since his graduation from college. Pannell is active in the industry, serving as president of the Mississippi Corn Growers Association, chairman of the Union County Soil and Water Conservation District and advisor for the Grain Crops at the North Mississippi Research Extension Center.

Pannell graduated from W.P. Daniel High School and earned his bachelor’s degree in liberal arts from the University of Mississippi. He and his wife, Cheryl, have three children, Jesse, Anna, and Amy Cooper.

Dulaney has served as CEO of Dulaney Seed Inc. for 18 years and has co-owned Dulaney Brothers Farm for 34 years. He is past president of the Mississippi Seedsman Association and past president of the Mississippi Crop Improvement Association.

Dulaney is a deacon in the Oakhurst Baptist Church of Clarksdale and a Rotary Club member. He graduated from Coahoma High School and received a bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics from Mississippi State University. He and his wife, Linda, have two children, Marc and Meredith.