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News and Reports > Johnson Named Delta F.A.R.M. Chairman

Patrick JohnsonAt a recent meeting of the Delta F.A.R.M. Executive Committee, Patrick Johnson, Jr. of Tunica was elected to serve as the organization’s Chairman for a two year term. Johnson will succeed Reese Pillow of Greenwood as Chairman and serve as the organization’s seventh Chairman since Delta F.A.R.M.’s establishment in 1998.

Delta F.A.R.M. or Farmers Advocating Resource Management was founded to ensure a more economic and environmentally sustainable future for agriculture in the Mississippi Delta. This private, producer lead organization has found success in addressing regional natural resource concerns by advancing the adoption of economically viable conservation practices on the farm. Today, its membership owns or manages nearly 50% of land in the Delta region.

Johnsons graduated from the University of Mississippi before returning home to farm with his family where he is now a Partner in Cypress Brake Planting Company. Patrick lends his free time to several agricultural organizations and the Tunica Presbyterian Church. Patrick is married to Emily Purifoy and reside in Tunica.

Delta F.A.R.M. Director and past-Chairman, Rob Coker of Yazoo City had good things to say about Johnson. “Patrick is a wise and progressive producer who recognizes the value of conservation to the long-term sustainability…and profitability of their operation.” Outgoing Chairman Reese Pillow provided additional accolades by stating, “Patrick leads by example as he exhibits an extremely high level of environmental stewardship on his own farm.”