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BOONEVILLE, Miss. (WCBI) – A Booneville man takes home some top honors, recently being named the 2012 Mississippi winner of the Swisher Sweets Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year award.

Bill Spain has been farming in Prentiss County for 37 years and is the first Northeast Mississippi farmer to win the title.

Mississippi State University’s Extension Service nominated him for the award.

Spain won the award due to high farming yields.

Farming has been a long standing tradition for him and his family.

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