Board Members

Ex Officio Members

  • Cindy Hyde-Smith     
    Commissioner, Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce
  • John Blanton, PhD
    Head of Mississippi State University Department of Animal and Dairy Sciences
  • Mary M. Beck , PhD
    Head of Poultry Science Department, Mississippi State University
  • Kent Hoblet, D.V.M  
    Dean, Mississippi State University, College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Cassandra Vaughn, D.V.M.
    Alcorn State University  Department of Agriculture

Appointed Members:

  • Betsy Lipscomb, D.V.M, Chairman
    Mississippi Cattlemen's Association
  • Phil Stayer, D.V.M.
    Mississippi Poultry Association
  • Terry Emerson
    Mississippi Pork Producers Association
  • Greg Howell, D.V.M.
    Mississippi Veterinary Medical Association
  • Austin Jones
    Mississippi Catfish Association
  • James Rasberry
    Mississippi Equine Association
  • Debby Bardwell
    American Dairy Association of Mississippi
  • Tommy Strickland
    Mississippi Sheep Producers Association
  • Jody Wagner
    Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation
  • Clay Wilson 
    Mississippi Livestock Auction Association