The ninth annual Yalobusha County Agriculture Banquet will be held Thursday night, March 6, at the Multi-purpose Building at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets are $10 and are available at the Yalobusha County Extension Office and the Yalobusha County Farm Bureau. You can call the Extension office at 675-2730 if you want your tickets to be held at the door.
The highlight of the event is the recognition of outstanding agricultural producer in the county and farmers inducted into the Yalobusha Hall of Fame
Entertainment will be provided by the up-and-coming group, Thompson-Ward featuring Water Vallian Steve Thompson and Brian Ward of Maryland .
“This group will be worth the price of admission,” said MSU-ES County Director Steve Cummins.
Another highlight of the banquet will the speaker, Mississippi cattle producer and former Buffalo Bills football player Kent Hull.
Hull is a 1984 business administration graduate now operating a cattle farming operation in Carroll County. Before attending Mississippi State University, he was an all-state football and basketball standout at Greenwood High School.
At Mississippi State, he and his Bulldog teammates participated in the Sun and Hall of Fame post-season bowls. As a senior, he also was a selection for the annual Blue-Gray Game for top professional prospects.
During his stellar 11-year career with the New York team, he was a finalist for the NFL’s Man of the Year Award and a selection for the team’s Ed Block Courage Award. Prior to the NFL, he spent three years with the New Jersey Generals of the American Football League.