Willard Jack

Belzoni, MS

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

Jack has also 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. He served the Mississippi commissioner of agriculture on an advisory board and sat on county and state Natural Resources Conservation Service committees and county Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service (ASCS). He serves as chairman of the board for Silent Shade Planting Co., a 13,000 acre irrigated operation and for Willard Jack Trucking.

Jack is a first generation farmer who moved from Canada to the United States in 1979. He grows soybeans, cotton, rice, corn, wheat and peanuts. Jack runs eight class eight trucks in a related operation with a heavy haul division.

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