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April 11, 2008




(JACKSON, Mississippi) — Governor Haley Barbour has appointed Danny L. Dilworth, of Biggersville, to Mississippi Forestry Commission, which provides protection, management, and information about the forests of Mississippi.


“I am proud Danny has agreed to serve on this important board, which handles forestry—a $13 billion industry—in Mississippi,” Governor Barbour said. “With his extensive forestry background, I’m confident Danny will do an exceptional job in this new role.”


Dilworth retired from State Farm, where he worked as an agency manager for 25 years. Since 1996, Dilworth has been a landowner and tree farmer. He previously worked at the Mississippi Department of Education for four years and at the Humphreys County School System for four years. A member and past president of the Alcorn County Forestry Association, Dilworth is a commissioner on the Alcorn County Soil and Conservation board and is the Alcorn County representative on the Northeast Mississippi Community College board of trustees.


Dilworth attended Northeast Mississippi Community College and earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Mississippi State University. He has also completed various forestry courses.


He and his wife, Sue Ann, have three adult children: Danny, Jr., Jack, and Laurie.