Mississippi Gaming Commission | 620 North Street, Suite 200 | Jackson, MS 39202 | 601.576.3800 • Fax: 918.683.4811 | info@mgc.state.ms.us

Commissioners


 
 

 

Chairman Nolen Canon
Commissioner Nolen Canon was born in Morton, Mississippi. He is a graduate of Mississippi State University. Mr. Canon is the owner and operator of Canon Farms, a 7000-acre farm that grows rice, soybeans, cotton, grain, sorghum and wheat in Tunica County.
 
Commissioner Canon has served as Chairman of the Board of the U.S. Rice Producers and has testified before Congress on their behalf. He has also served as Chairman of the Mississippi Rice Promotion Board and President of the Tunica County Farm Bureau. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Citizens Bank and Trust and Delta F.A.R.M. Mr. Canon was named Rice Farming Magazine’s 1994 Farmer of the Year and Mississippi Ag Network’s 2001 Farmer of the Year.
 
Commissioner Canon is married to the former Toni Bassie. They have two children and reside in Tunica.
 
Commissioner Canon’s term expires September 30, 2015.