Jimmy Sneed, Hernando, Mississippi
Farm: Jimmy raises soybeans, corn and wheat in Hernando, Mississippi. He and his wife, Dinah, have two children, Emily and Russ. This is Jimmy’s sixth year as a USB director and his second year as the Communications Target Area Coordinator. In addition, Jimmy is a director on the Mississippi Soybean Promotion Board, a member of the USSEC board and a Farm Bureau member. He has a bachelor’s degree from Mississippi State University.
This week we are trying to finish planting our soybeans. We are about two-thirds finished planting our full season beans, but we have been out of the fields since last Thursday because of rain. As soon as the fields dry out a bit, we will get back in to finish planting. Then, we will get our pre-emerge treatment for weed control out. The weather has been unusually cool here, and we are about two weeks behind what we would call a normal season. But everything is going well, so we are in good shape.
A big focus of ours this year is making sure we are vigilant with our resistant weed program; weed management is a top priority and is always at the front of our minds. We are working hard to produce the highest quality crop that we can for our international customers at the best value possible.