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MSU SCHOLARSHIP HONORS FARM BUREAU PRESIDENT

MISSISSIPPI STATE -- A new endowed scholarship has been established at Mississippi State University in honor of Mississippi Farm Bureau president David Waide of West Point.

The scholarship is in recognition of Waide's commitment to and efforts on behalf of Mississippi agriculture, said Vance Watson, MSU vice president for agriculture, forestry and veterinary medicine.

“David is passionate about the value of agriculture to Mississippi and its importance in the success of this nation,” Watson said. “He and the entire Farm Bureau organization work hard to support Mississippi's farmers and to educate the public about the role agriculture plays in our economy, the nation's security and our personal wellbeing.”

Waide has served as the Mississippi Farm Bureau president since 1995. He is a row crop and cattle producer in Clay County and previously served as director of the Federal Land Bank of Houston, director of the Mississippi Soil and Water Commission and chairman of the Federal Intermediate Credit Bank. He and his wife, Sandra, have two children, Whit and Linda Bess.

Candidates for the David Waide Endowed Scholarship must be full-time undergraduate students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences or the College of Forest Resources at MSU. Priority will be give to sons or daughters of Mississippi Farm Bureau members.

The scholarship is an open fund in the MSU Foundation and may be increased through contributions to the Foundation. For additional information on the Waide Endowed Scholarship, contact Jud Skelton, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences development director, at (662) 325-0643.

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