TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) -- The Lee County Agri-Center has a new director.
Monday morning, the Lee County Board of Supervisors announced the hiring of Mr. Torrey Mitchell to lead the facility.
Mitchell was the recommendation of the Agri-Center Advisory Committee.
The committee was created in April of 2012.
OFFICIAL NEWS RELEASE:
LEE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
ANNOUNCES NEW AGRI-CENTER DIRECTOR
TUPELO, MS, MARCH 18, 2013: The Lee County Board of Supervisors is
proud to announce the hiring of Mr. Torrey Mitchell as the director of
the Lee County Agri-Center.
The Agri-Center Advisory Committee, which was appointed by the Lee
County Board of Supervisors in April of 2012, received 27 applications
for the position.
Stuart Johnson, Chairman of the Agri-Center Advisory Committee stated
“We are excited about hiring Torrey for the director from a field of
excellent candidates, and are confident that he will bring a positive
and energetic approach to implementing the strategic plan for the Lee
Torrey received his Bachelor of Science in Business and Organizational
Leadership from Union University. A graduate of W.P. Daniel High
School in New Albany, he attended Northeast MS Community College on a
football scholarship where he earned a degree in Heating, Ventilation,
Air-Conditioning, and Refrigeration. He earned an Associate Degree of
Divinity from Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary. He attended
the Eastern Academy of Scuba Education in Florida and is a certified
by the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) as a
Specialty Instructor, a member of the Divers Alert Network and a First
Response Primary and Secondary Care Instructor.
An Eagle Scout, Congressional Award Gold Medalist, and former 4-H All
Star, Torrey is married to his high school sweetheart, Heather Cooksey
Mitchell, a teacher at North Pontotoc Elementary School. They have one
son, Lane Mitchell.
Torrey enjoys adventure and outdoor activities and has been known to
ride a bull on occasion.
Board of Supervisors President Bobby Smith says he looks forward to
Torrey working to help make the Agri-Center more self-sustaining.