Jeremy is in charge of the day-to-day operations at Silent Shade Planting Company. He graduated from Mississippi State University (MSU) in 2005 with a Bachelors in Agriculture Economics and in 2006 with a Masters of Agribusiness focusing in Agriculture Policy. As part of his graduate work at MSU, Jeremy worked in Washington, D.C., under Senator Thad Cochran during the 2008 Farm Bill. Jeremy has also completed The Executive Program for Agricultural Producers (TEPAP) and the American Soybean Association/DuPont Young Leader Program. Jeremy serves on the board for Mississippi Soybean Association (President), Belzoni-Humphreys Development Foundation, Farmers Grain Terminal, Mississippi Rice Council, Mississippi Farm Bureau Humphreys County Young Farmer Board, Mississippi Farm Bureau Immigration Committee, Mississippi Farm Bureau Water Meter Committee, Wister Gardens Advisory Board, Delta Council. He is also an active member of Rotary International, the Association of Agriculture Production Executives (AAPEX) and the M-Club. Jeremy is member of First United Methodist Church in Indianola.
Stacie manages Silent Shade’s financials and marketing of crop. She graduated from Mississippi State University with a Masters of Taxation in 2002. Before returning to the farm operation, Stacie worked as a C.P.A. at Baird & Stallings, CPAs for seven years in public accounting. Stacie has also completed the TEPAP program and is a member of AAPEX. Stacie is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants, the Mississippi Soybean Association (Secretary), and the Belzoni Cemetery Association (Treasurer). Stacie is a memberof First Presbyterian Church of Belzoni.
Willard has been farming in the Mississippi Delta for over 30 years. Prior to moving to the delta, Willard farmed in Ontario, Canada, for 10 years. Willard has been distinguished with the following honors: Mississippi Farmer of the Year (2000) and Sunbelt Ag Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year (2001). Willard also has also been active in the following agriculture groups: Mississippi Soybean Association (Past President); the Mississippi Rice Promotion Board; Mississippi Soybean Promotion Board; and the Bureau of Plant Industry Advisory Board. Willard is also a deacon and the treasurer at First Presbyterian Church in Belzoni.
Laura Lee Jack
Laura Lee has been farming in the Mississippi Delta for over 30 years. She also operates the family trucking company, which employs eight full-time drivers. Laura Lee is a member of First Presbyterian Church in Belzoni.
Dr. Trey Koger
Trey manages the agronomic and research operations for the business. He graduated from Oklahoma State University (OSU) with a B.S in Agronomy in 1996 and a Masters of Science in Weed Science in 1998. He graduated from Mississippi State University with a PhD in Weed Science in 2001. His career with the USDA-ARS, Mississippi State University, and Syngenta has focused on research and development of new crop protection products as well as new seed varieties and hybrids. He has been awarded numerous awards from various professional and grower level organizations, including the Outstanding Young Weed Scientist from the Southern Weed Science Society as well as the Outstanding Innovator and Leadership awards from Syngenta. He is a member of the Southern Weed Science Society, Weed Science Society of America, American Soybean Association, Mississippi Soybean Association, and American Society of Agronomy. He is a deacon at the First Presbyterian Church in Belzoni. He enjoys spending time with his family, duck hunting, teaching Sunday school at church, and working.
Elizabeth manages human resources, compliance, safety and public relations for Silent Shade Planting Company. In 2005, she graduated from the University of Mississippi with a B.A. in Mathematics and Psychology and a minor in business. Following graduation, she worked for Senator Thad Cochran in Washington, D.C., from 2005-2007. In 2007, she enrolled in the Millsaps College M.B.A. program. While completing her coursework for an M.B.A., she worked part-time in the Mississippi Farm Bureau public policy department. Following graduation, she moved to the Mississippi delta where she worked in the Human Resources department at Planters Bank in Indianola for four years. Elizabeth has attended the TEPAP program, and she is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). She also serves on the board of the Brindley Theater in Indianola, Mississippi. Elizabeth is a member of First United Methodist Church in Indianola.