FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 16, 2008
GOVERNOR BARBOUR REAPPOINTS ALLISON TO RICE PROMOTION BOARD
(JACKSON, Mississippi)-Governor Haley Barbour has reappointed James J. Allison, of Sarah, to the Rice Promotion Board, which is designed to promote the growth and development of the rice industry in Mississippi.
“James has done an outstanding job in this role and I’m delighted he will continue his important work on the Rice Promotion Board,” Governor Barbour said.
Allison, 50, has farmed for 28 years. He was the 2004 Cooperator of the Year for Tate County Soil and Water Conservation District and received the 2002 Agribusiness of the Year award from the Tate County Economic Development Foundation. A 25-year member of the Crenshaw Lions Club, Allison has served as president of the Arkabutla Creek Drainage Commission. Additionally, he is a 20-year member of the Tate County Farm Bureau board of directors.
A graduate of Mississippi State University, Allison holds a bachelor’s degree in agriculture. He and his wife, Judy, have been married nine years.