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photo of Jason Sarver9th annual MS Peanut Growers Association meeting in Hattiesburg - 300 ppi
December 4, 2013

Jason Sarver, newly-hired peanut specialist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service and Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station, told a crowd of growers and industry representatives his research plans for the crop during the 9th annual Mississippi Peanut Growers Association meeting in Hattiesburg Feb. 12. The two-day meeting continues Feb. 13 and addresses factors that influence the crop's profitability. (Photo by MSU Ag Communications/Susan Collins-Smith)

GravityService-Learning - 300 ppi
November 21, 2013

Kyle Kopfinger, a freshman from Huntsville, Ala., helps 4-H member Luke Schilling, 8, build a parachute to learn about gravity and air resistance while Rebekah Schilling, 5, watches. Amrat Gandhi (back), a freshman from India, helped develop the activity as a project for a mechanical engineering class service learning project. The Mississippi State University Center for the Advancement of Service-Learning Excellence facilitated this project with 4-H and the Extension Service Center for Technology Outreach. (Photo by MSU Ag Communications/Bonnie Coblentz)

Service-LearningService-Learning 300 ppi
November 21, 2013

Lisa Cain, 11, and Mary Jane Cain, 10, use rolled-up newspaper to build a paper table at the Mississippi State University Mechanical Engineering Service Learning Showcase Nov. 20. 4-H members tested educational projects developed by MSU students in partnership with MSU’s Center for the Advancement of Service-Learning Excellence. (Photo by MSU Ag Communications/Bonnie Coblentz)

Farmtastic - cow milking demonstrationFarmtastic - cow milking demo - 300 ppi
November 12, 2013

Sydney McReynolds of Starkville learns about milking cows with an imitation Jersey while Tucker Wagner, a junior in animal and dairy sciences at Mississippi State University, explains the process at the Mississippi Horse Park on Nov. 7, 2013. The demonstration was part of Farmtastic, a four-day educational program designed to help children learn the sources of their food, clothing and other products. (Photo by MSU Ag Communications/Scott Corey)



Farmtastic - ginning demoFarmtastic - ginning demo - 300 ppi
November 12, 2013

Dennis Reginelli, an area agronomic crops agent with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, explains the ginning process that helps create cotton fabrics. Addressing primarily third-graders at the Mississippi Horse Park on Nov. 7, 2013, Reginelli and the cotton exhibit were part of Farmtastic, a four-day educational program designed to help children learn the sources of their food, clothing and other products. (Photo by MSU Ag Communications/Scott Corey)


Mississippi State University junior Ashley Rowland of Gulfport, escorted by Justin Lofton of Bentonville, Ark., left, and John Dergin May of MadisonRent the Runway - 300 ppi
October 17, 2013

Mississippi State University junior Ashley Rowland of Gulfport, escorted by Justin Lofton of Bentonville, Ark., left, and John Dergin May of Madison, models a Milly gown at the Rent the Runway fashion show on Oct. 16, 2013. The event was sponsored by Fashion Focus, the campus service club for students interested in apparel, textiles and merchandising careers. (Photo by MSU Ag Communications/Scott Corey)



John Michael Anderson explains propagating daylilies from seed to Penny Smith.Poplarville Field Day - 300 ppi
October 11, 2013

John Michael Anderson, a research associate with the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station, explains propagating daylilies from seed to Penny Smith during the Ornamental Horticulture Field Day Oct. 10 at Mississippi State University’s South Mississippi Branch Experiment Station in Poplarville. Leisure gardeners and horticulture industry professionals learned about the latest research findings, new plant varieties and helpful technologies. (Photo by MSU Ag Communications/Susan Collins-Smith)

Caleb Mauldin (left) and Cade Mauldin get some help mixing cattle feed from their dad Lance Mauldin at the Mississippi State Fair Oct. 4. Caleb and Cade show beef cattle as members of Jones County 4-H. (Photo by MSU Ag Communications/Susan Collins-Smith)
4-H is a Family Affair at the Mississippi State Fair - 300 ppi
October 7, 2013

Caleb Mauldin (left) and Cade Mauldin get some help mixing cattle feed from their dad Lance Mauldin at the Mississippi State Fair Oct. 4. Caleb and Cade show beef cattle as members of Jones County 4-H. (Photo by MSU Ag Communications/Susan Collins-Smith)

Simpson County 4-H’er Madisyn Lee prepares for the beef showmanship competition at the Mississippi State Fair with a few practice rounds in the ring Oct. 4. (Photo by MSU Ag Communications/Susan Collins-Smith)
4-H Beef Showmanship at the Mississippi State Fair - 300 ppi
October 7, 2013

Simpson County 4-H’er Madisyn Lee prepares for the beef showmanship competition at the Mississippi State Fair with a few practice rounds in the ring Oct. 4. (Photo by MSU Ag Communications/Susan Collins-Smith)

Image of Andrew Shaman, and his parents, receiving a $3,500 scholarship from the National Garden Clubs. 4-H Day at MSU football game - 300 ppi
September 24, 2013

Fans celebrated a win and 4-H Youth Development Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, at Mississippi State University’s football game against Troy University. From left are Greg Bohach, vice president for the MSU Division of Agriculture, Forestry and Veterinary Medicine; Gary Jackson, director of the MSU Extension Service; MSU President Mark Keenum; Rep. Preston Sullivan with grandsons Lake and Tyler; State 4-H President Mary Kate Gaines of Coldwater; Sen. Billy Hudson and his wife, Barbara; and Paula Threadgill, Extension associate director. Keenum and Gaines presented game balls to the legislators, who are former 4-H’ers. (Photo by MSU Ag Communications/Kat Lawrence)

Image of Andrew Shaman, and his parents, receiving a $3,500 scholarship from the National Garden Clubs.MSU and Alcorn State celebrate Extension partnership - 300 ppi
September 9, 2013

Mississippi State University Extension director Gary Jackson took to the field Sept. 7, 2013, at the MSU home opener to present a commemorative football to visiting Alcorn State University partners. From left are Jackson; Alcorn Extension administrators Dalton McAfee and Anthony Reed; and Gregory Bohach, MSU vice president for the Division of Agriculture, Forestry and Veterinary Medicine. (Photo by MSU Ag Communications/Kat Lawrence)

Image of Andrew Shaman, and his parents, receiving a $3,500 scholarship from the National Garden Clubs. click to enlarge Shaman receives scholarship from the National Garden Clubs - 300 ppi
July 16, 2013

Andrew Shaman, center, a senior majoring in forestry at Mississippi State University, received a $3,500 scholarship from the National Garden Clubs. The award was presented by Ann Chiles, scholarship chairwoman for the Garden Clubs of Mississippi, and Ian Munn, dean of MSU’s College of Forest Resources. Shaman is the son of Chris and Felicia Shaman and a resident of Brandon. (Photo by MSU College of Forest Resources/Karen Brasher)

Volunteers prepare a handicapped-accessible raised bed for plants. click to enlarge click to enlarge Handicapped-accessible raised beds - 300 ppi
May 28, 2013

From left, Lamar County Extension Agent Ross Sadler, Pine Belt Master Gardener Paul Cavanaugh, Lamar County Technical Center teacher and volunteer Ken McCoy and Pine Belt Master Gardener intern Cecil Chambliss prepare a handicapped-accessible raised bed for plants. The group built two beds for residents of The Windham House of Hattiesburg, an assisted-living facility for seniors on May 28 and will return monthly to help with the beds and teach workshops. (Photo by MSU Ag Communications/Susan Collins-Smith)

Writer: Susan Collins-Smith

click to enlarge MSU Nutrition students at IHL day click to enlarge MSU at IHL Day - 300 ppi
March 8, 2013

Mississippi State University food science, nutrition and health promotion students Crecencio Deleon of Hattiesburg, Anna Hansen of Long Beach, Keonshae Freeman of Biloxi and Shelly Johnston of Mount Olive serve Edam cheese and Greek yogurt March 6, 2013 at the Institutions of Higher Learning Day at the State Capitol in Jackson. (Photo by MSU Ag Communications/Scott Corey)

click to enlarge Women in Ag scholarship recipient click to enlarge Women in Ag Scholarship - 300 ppi
March 1, 2013

Mississippi State University junior and agribusiness major Joanna King, center, of Yazoo County, receives the Mississippi Women in Agriculture-Dianne Evans Memorial Scholarship during the 2013 Mississippi Women in Agriculture Conference Feb. 28 in Raymond. Pictured with King, from left, is Mississippi Women in Agriculture President Sherilyn Jones; Mississippi Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Cindy Hyde-Smith; and Dianne Evans' children, Robert Evans and Deena Evans Lowery. (Photo by MSU Ag Communications/Susan Collins-Smith)

sitel_donation click to enlarge Sitel Donation - 300 ppi
February 15, 2013

Sandra Jackson, left, a Mississippi State University Extension Service program associate, accepts a check from Dave Billington, Sitel Starkville site director, on behalf of Sitel’s employee recognition program. Stella Jackson, right, Sitel’s 2012 International Customer Management Institute Supervisor of the Year, chose to support the Winston County 4-H Youth Development program through Sitel’s recognition program because of the positive impact it has on local youth. (Photo by MSU Ag Communications/Kat Lawrence)

4-H day at MSU homecoming click to enlarge click to enlarge 4-H Day at MSU Homecoming - 300 ppi
October 22, 2012

4-H, the youth development arm of the Mississippi State University Extension Service, took part in MSU’s Homecoming celebration Oct. 20. 4-H’er Sara Burns of Lauderdale County paints the face of Rachel Singleton of Leflore County at a pregame tailgate party.
(Photo by MSU Ag Communications/Kat Lawrence)

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October 19, 2012

The Pearl River County 4-H horticulture judging/identification team placed eighth in the National Junior Horticultural Association Convention Oct. 5-8 in Wisconsin. Tate County 4-H’er Brock Rentz placed second in the Speaking for Horticulture contest at this convention. Pictured from left are Donnie Lindsey, Elsa Schmitz, Bradley Guillot, Emily Bordelon and Rentz. (Photo by MSU Extension Service/Meagan Scott)

Writer: Keri Collins Lewis

hay toss click to enlarge MSU Horticulture Club Plant Sale - 300 ppi
October 15, 2012

The Mississippi State University Horticulture Club sold a wide variety of flowering plants, trees, and vegetables at their annual fall plant sale behind Dorman Hall on Oct. 12. Students gain hands-on experience raising ornamental plants from seed and use funds raised by the plant sales to pay for educational conferences. (Photo by MSU Ag Communications/Kat Lawrence)

Writer: Keri Collins Lewis

hay toss click to enlarge click to enlarge Beefin' Up the Bulldogs - 300 ppi
August 20, 2012

Mississippi State University defensive lineman Kaleb Eulls of Yazoo City defends his title as returning hay toss champion against fellow football players Sunday afternoon, Aug. 19, 2012, on the MSU campus. The second annual Beefin’ up the Bulldogs included a steak supper and activities promoting MSU’s land-grant heritage. Sponsors included First South Farm Credit, Mississippi Cattlemen’s Association, Mississippi Beef Council and MSU’s Animal and Dairy Science Department. (Photo by MSU Ag Communications/Kat Lawrence)

Writer: Linda Breazeale

Beefin' up the bulldogs click to enlarge Beefin' Up the Bulldogs (2) - 300 ppi
August 20, 2012

Mississippi State University defensive lineman Denico Autry of Albemarle, N.C., has explosive results with his throw during a friendly hay toss competition against fellow football players on the MSU campus Sunday afternoon, Aug. 19, 2012. The second annual Beefin’ up the Bulldogs included a steak supper and activities promoting MSU’s land-grant heritage. Sponsors included First South Farm Credit, Mississippi Cattlemen’s Association, Mississippi Beef Council and MSU’s Animal and Dairy Science Department. (Photo by MSU Ag Communications/Kat Lawrence)

Writer: Linda Breazeale

National 4-H Forestry Invitation click to enlarge National 4-H Forestry Invitational - 200 ppi
July 30, 2012

A team of 4-H’ers from Rankin County recently represented Mississippi at the National 4-H Forestry Invitational in West Virginia and placed ninth. From left: Rankin County Extension director Juli Hughes, Tatum Lott, Morgan Brown, Dylan Rhodes and team coach Patrick Lemoine. (Submitted Photo)

4-H PAD Southwest District 4-H Project Achievement Day - 200 ppi
June 19, 2012

Lillian Stewart and Thaddeus Webb, members of The Mean Machines 4-H robotics team in Rankin County, practice with their robot before afternoon competition at the Southwest District 4-H Project Achievement Day held at Hinds Community College in Raymond, Mississippi. Junior 4-H members, ages 8 to 13, participated in contests on a variety of topics, including foods and nutrition, engineering, and meat and dairy judging on June 6, 7, 12 and 13. (Photo by MSU Ag Communications/Susan Collins-Smith)

4-H Land Judging team photo click to enlarge 4-H Land Judging team - 200 ppi
May 11, 2012

The state champion Pearl River County 4-H land judging team took sixth place in homesite evaluation and fifteenth in land judging at the National Land and Range Judging contest near Oklahoma City, Okla. From left: team coach Ned Edwards, Ca’Standra Hart, Chris Shaw, Donnie Lindsey and Laura Knoll. (Submitted Photo)

Landscape Architecture outreach Landscape Architecture outreach - 200 ppi
April 26, 2012

Mississippi State University senior landscape architecture student Owen Harris (left) speaks to Ranjit Amgai (center), an electrical engineering graduate student from Nepal, and Shengyi Pan, a computer engineering doctoral student from China, about the role of landscape architects in the environment. Landscape architects and students are celebrating National Landscape Architecture Month with outreach activities to promote their program and discipline. (Photo by MSU Ag Communications/Scott Corey)

Senior Showcase click to enlarge Fashion Senior Expo - 200 ppi
April 25, 2012

Robin Cox, a 1998 Mississippi State University graduate and corporate merchandise planner for national retailer JCPenney, met with students in the Apparel, Textiles and Merchandising program at MSU’s School of Human Sciences as part of the Senior Showcase, a celebration of 2012 graduates and their design work. From left: Erin Bridges, instructor; Robin Cox; Jessica Watts, a sophomore from Clinton; and Amelia Williams, a senior from Starkville. (Photo by MSU Ag Communications/Scott Corey)