Mike McCormick, 52-year-old cow/calf and timber farmer from Jefferson County, Miss., has been elected as the 10th president of the Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation. The election was at the organization’s annual membership meeting.
He succeeds Randy Knight, who has held the post for the past several years.
McCormick has a 1,200-acre farm near Union Church that has been in his family since the 1820s. He primarily runs a cow/calf operation, with some stockers and hay.
“I have a passion for Farm Bureau,” he said in his acceptance speech. “Anybody who knows me can tell that I have an overwhelming passion for the organization — I can’t wait to dedicate my life to it.”
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He has served for seven years as president of the Jefferson County Farm Bureau, has been a member of the MFBF board of directors for four years, and has served five years on the national Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion and Research Board. He is a former chair of the MFBF Beef and Forestry Advisory Committees and a former member of the American Farm Bureau Federation Beef and Forestry Advisory Committees.
A founding member of the Farm Families of Mississippi ag promotion campaign, McCormick also has served as the committee’s vice chair. He currently serves on the MFBF Land Use Committee.
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He is a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi with a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration. His wife, Suezan, teaches in the Louisiana State University School of Dentistry and is a long-time vice chair of the Jefferson County Farm Bureau Women’s Committee.