The late John M. “Kim” Kimbrough III, long-time Mississippi crop consultant and agricultural leader, has been inducted into the Mississippi Agricultural Consultants Association Hall of Fame.

“This is our association’s highest honor,” said Bob Stonestreet, who made the presentation to Kimbrough’s wife, Debbie, at the organization’s annual meeting at Mississippi State University. “Kim was a charter member and past president of our association and his achievements and contributions to the field of entomology and agriculture were many.

“He remained active in our organization, serving as director and on numerous committees, until his untimely death in March 2009. His honesty and integrity are sorely missed by all who knew and worked with him.”

Kimbrough was also a past president of the National Alliance of Independent Crop Consultants (NAICC), the recipient of the 1982 Leadership Award by Ag Consultant & Fieldman magazine, the 1990 recipient of the National Endowment for Soil and Water Conservation Award, the 1994 American Cyanamid Consultant of the Year, and was honored with the 1999 NAICC Service to Agriculture Award.

He was a past president of the Holmes County Livestock Association and the Mississippi Cattlemen’s Association, the Holmes County Farm Bureau, and the Lexington Rotary Club, and was serving as chairman of the Holmes County Soil and Water Conservation Board at the time of his death.

A lifelong resident of Lexington, Miss., Kimbrough was a graduate of Mississippi State University. In addition to his wife, he is survived by daughters Marianna Kimbrough Chapman and Olivia Kimbrough Logan, sons Robert Thomas Kimbrough and John M. Kimbrough, and seven grandchildren.