Willard Jack

Belzoni, MS

Willard Jack, a farmer from Belzoni, Miss., has been on the American Soybean Association Board of Directors since 2015. He’s also been on the Mississippi Soybean Association board for more than 20 years and served as president, vice president and membership chairman.

Jack is a first generation farmer who moved from Canada to the United States in 1979. He grows soybeans, cotton, rice, corn and wheat. He runs Willard Jack Trucking and serves as chairman of the board for Silent Shade Planting Co., a 12,000 acre irrigated operation.

Jack has served on the Mississippi Soybean Promotion Board, Rice Promotion Board, Rice Council, Farm Bureau and National Rice Promotion Board. He’s worked with several organizations in Mississippi to pass a seed law and a lime law. In addition to serving on the Mississippi Commissioner of Agriculture's advisory board, Jack was involved in county and state Natural Resources Conservation Service committees and the county Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service.

Jack and his wife, Laura Lee, have three children: Stacie Koger, Gregory Jack and Jeremy Jack. They have seven grandchildren.