Mississippi State University Extension Vice President Bill Herndon has been honored by the Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation for his 33 years of “dedication, superior leadership, and service to Mississippi agriculture.” He is retiring at the end of June.
“Dr. Herndon has been a true champion of Mississippi agriculture,” said MFBF President Mike McCormick, who presented the award at the organization’s Summer Commodity Conference at Mississippi State University.
“The university and Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation have a powerful partnership that is the envy of other states nationwide — a relationship due in no small part to his leadership, initiative, and professionalism. He has worked diligently to enable our two organizations to cohesively advance and promote the state’s agriculture.
“His strong work ethic, enthusiasm, progressive vision, positive attitude, and commitment to excellence have been consistently evident, no matter how small or large the task. We appreciate his support and guidance and his willingness to support Farm Bureau programs and events. He will be missed, and we wish him the best in retirement.”
Dr. Herndon has served in numerous capacities with Mississippi State University over the years, ending his career as Vice President of the Division of Agriculture, Forestry, and Veterinary Medicine.
Photo: Mike McCormick, left, president of the Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation, presents a plaque honoring Dr. Bill Herndon, Mississippi State University vice president, for his service to the state’s agriculture.