In his role as president, he says, “I’m going to emphasize our Ag in the Classroom Program — we must reach our children at an early age with agriculture’s story. I also want to strengthen our Young Farmers and Ranchers program because today’s young adults are tomorrow’s agricultural leaders. I will continue to support our Farmers of Mississippi ag media campaign because it has proven to be an effective means of educating consumers about agriculture.”

 “I am optimistic about the future of farming, but we can’t rest,” Knight says. “We must continue to work together, with an open line of communication between county leaders, state officers and MFBF staff, to insure that our organization remains strong and represents the interests of all Mississippi farmers for many years to come.”

Knight is a member of Dairy Farmers of America and the Mississippi Cattleman’s Association. He serves on the boards of Grazing Land Management for the Natural Resource Conservation Service, the Southeastern United Dairy Association, and the Neshoba County Gin Association. He is an active member of the Shiloh United Methodist Church,  and he and his wife, Mary, have two daughters.