Davis family honored as county Young Farmers
by Haley Ferretti
Jan 05, 2014 | 2715 views | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Judd and Kacie Davis with their three children, Amelia, 2 (left), Caroline, 4, and Walker,1.
Judd and Kacie Davis with their three children, Amelia, 2 (left), Caroline, 4, and Walker,1.
Judd and Kacie Davis of Bolivar County were recently named the recipients of the 2013 Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation’s Young Farmers & Ranchers Achievement Award for Region 1.

The award recognizes the soybean and rice farmers for their farming innovations, leadership skills, and involvement in Farm Bureau and their community.

The award placed the Davises in the running for the state award presented by Farm Bureau.

For the past several years, Judd has served on the Bolivar County Farm Bureau Board of Directors and both he and Kacie have participated in local and state Young Farmers & Ranchers activities.

Judd said he recognizes the importance of being involved with an organization that gives local farmers a voice within their community.

“Farm Bureau keeps farmers unified to fight for the things that we need,” he said. “I make sure I attend board meetings and voice my opinion where I feel it is necessary.”

Judd explained that farming is just as much a part of who he is as a person as it is a part of his career.

“I’ve been involved in farming all my life,” said Davis. “It’s a family tradition. I wanted to farm from the get-go. I’ve enjoyed it since I was a kid following in my dad’s footsteps.”

Judd said he personally views farming as the backbone of the Delta and he hopes to see farming continue to prosper in the area.

“I hope the Delta keeps thriving,” said Davis. “Farming is the fuel of the Delta. I hope it keeps this place churning. It’s a historical region and a place I love and I hope it keeps going. The Delta is unique in itself and farming is what drives that uniqueness and keeps it going.”

The Davises competed against other regional winners in the running for the state award in early December. Matt and Carrie Edgar of Yazoo County will go on to represent Mississippi in the National Young Farmer Achievement Award competition in San Antonio.