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Scholarship honors Mississippi peanut producer Don Self

Scholarship presentation
Ed White, chairman of the National Peanut Board, presents the Mississippi Peanut Growers Association's first annual Don Self Memorial Scholarship to Mississippi State University student Anne Marie Currie.
The Mississippi Peanut Growers Association has established an annual scholarship honoring the late Don Self, Hamilton, Miss., producer and National Peanut Board member.

Anne Marie Currie, Mississippi State University biochemistry major from Caruthersville, Mo., has been awarded the Mississippi Peanut Growers Association’s first Don Self Memorial Scholarship.

The scholarship, to be awarded annually by the MPGA, honors the late Hamilton, Miss., producer Don Self, who was serving as National Peanut Board member from Mississippi at the time of his death in October 2014.

The presentation was made by National Peanut Board Chairman Ed White at the 2017 MPGA annual meeting at Mississippi State University.

“Don Self was an outstanding farmer, and a tireless advocate for peanuts and agriculture, and his contributions to the industry through his service to our state organization and on the National Peanut Board reflect his dedication and commitment to his chosen profession,” said Malcolm Broome, MPGA executive director.

“We’re pleased to honor his life and his service with this annual scholarship, which has been funded by contributions from fellow growers and industry supporters.”

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