Agricultural consultant Tucker Miller III has been honored by the Mississippi Agricultural Consultants Association with induction into its Hall of Fame.
The honor, which recognizes “those who have excelled in agricultural expertise, integrity, and service to the organization,” was announced at the association’s annual meeting at Mississippi State University.
“This is the highest, most prestigious award any member can attain,” said Bob Stonestreet, Clarksdale consultant, who presented the award. “We recognize him for his achievements and contributions in his field of entomology, his dedication, perseverance, and integrity in his profession and this association.”
In his acceptance remarks, he said, “This is one of the greatest honors I’ve ever received. Those in our organization are like one big family, with common interests and concerns, and it is a pleasure to be a part of this outstanding group.”
Herbert Tucker Miller III, a native of Drew, Miss., grew up on the family farm. His parents, Herbert Tucker Miller, Jr., and the late Dorothy Page Miller, made 50 crops before their retirement.
A graduate of Indianola Academy, Miller attended Mississippi State University, earning a B.S. degree in agronomy and a master’s degree in agricultural pest management. Shortly after graduation, he formed Miller Entomological Services and has been active in the agricultural consulting business for the past 38 years. During that time, he also taught biology in the local schools.
For the past 40 years, he has consulted on cotton, wheat, corn, grain sorghum, and soybeans.
He has twice served as president of the Mississippi Agricultural Consultants Association, and currently is a member of its Steering Committee and chairman of its Allied Industries Committee. He is a member of the Mississippi Entomological Association, the Mississippi Association of Plant Pathologists and Nematologists, and the Delta Council. He has presented papers at the Beltwide Cotton Conferences and the National Cotton and Rice No-Till Conference.
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In 2004, he was selected as Syngenta’s Consultant of the Year. He is a member and chairman of the board of Drew United Methodist Church, Drew Lions Club, and Delta Wildlife.
He and wife, Ruth Gully Miller, have been married 37 years and have two children, Emily Miller Waters and Herbert Tucker “Hub” Miller IV (both MSU graduates). They have five grandchildren: Ray Waters, Lennox Waters, John T. Miller, Sarah Blake Miller, and Parks Bryant Miller.