Home » NEWS » Govt/Politics » Greenville native to lead USDA Rural Development in Mississippi

Greenville native to lead USDA Rural Development in Mississippi


Greenville native John G. Campbell has been appointed the new State Director for USDA Rural Development in Mississippi.

U.S. Senators Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) recommended Campbell, who is a senior policy aide in Hyde-Smith’s Washington office, for the position.  Campbell assumes State Director responsibilities on July 6, replacing John Rousaville.

As state director, Campbell will administer USDA Rural Development programs and set priorities particular to the rural needs of Mississippi.  Rural development programs cover a broad range of issues, including economic development, business and cooperative services, utilities, and housing.

Campbell has almost 15 years of experience in the agricultural and rural setting, including roles in Mississippi and the nation’s capital.  He joined the staff of Hyde-Smith in 2018, handling a wide range of legislative and policy areas, including economic development, energy, telecommunications and agriculture.  He previously worked 12 years with the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce where he held several positions, including State Entomologist, Director of the Bureau of Plant Industry, and Deputy Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce.

Campbell earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Mississippi State University in 2001 and a Master of Business Administration degree from Delta State University in 2004.


… we’d like to ask for your support. More people are reading the Mississippi Business Journal than ever before, but advertising revenues for all conventional media are falling fast. Unlike many, we do not use a pay wall, because we want to continue providing Mississippi’s most comprehensive business news each and every day. But that takes time, money and hard work. We do it because it is important to us … and equally important to you, if you value the flow of trustworthy news and information which have always kept America strong and free for more than 200 years.

If those who read our content will help fund it, we can continue to bring you the very best in news and information. Please consider joining us as a valued member, or if you prefer, make a one-time contribution.

Click for more info

About MBJ Newswires