First South Farm Credit has joined the National Chicken Council as an allied member company.  John Hurt, vice president, will serve as the official representative to NCC.    First South Farm Credit, based in Ridgeland, Mississippi, is a farmer-owned cooperative providing short, intermediate, and long-term financing and related services to full and part-time farmers; agricultural-related businesses; and rural residents in Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi.  First South is part of the nationwide Farm Credit System.  NCC extends a warm welcome to First South Farm Credit.  For further information, visit