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Pepper and Crystal Roberts, cotton, corn, and soybean farmers at Belzoni, Miss., have been recognized for their efforts in educating the consuming public about agriculture and for their farming innovations, leadership skills, and involvement in their community. They have been named state winners of the 2010 Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmers and Ranchers Achievement Award.
Honors and accomplishments
Pepper is a member of the Humphreys County Farm Bureau board of directors and was the chair and organizer of his county’s Young Farmers organization and chair of the Humphreys County Women’s Committee.
He and Crystal served on the YF&R State Committee, for which she was secretary. They were delegates to Washington, D.C., with the YF&R State Committee and also attended the National YF&R Leadership Conference.
Pepper is a member of other local and state agriculural organizations and is active in his local church, school and various civic groups.
He was named DuPont/Pioneer State Young Leader. He and Crystal were local co-op representatives to the State Couples Cooperative Leadership Retreat, and Pepper is past president/chairman of the Ag Engineering Technology and Business Club at Mississippi State University.
As winners of the state achievement competition, Pepper and Crystal received a new pickup truck, the use of John Deere and Kubota tractors, and various cash awards. They will represent Mississippi in national competition in Atlanta in January.