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Chickens feed inside a fenced enclosure.
April 20, 2022 - Filed Under: Youth Poultry, Poultry

Farm supply stores are full of cute chicks in the spring, and the sight of the fluffy baby birds, combined with future dreams of fresh eggs, prompts many people to impulsively start a backyard flock.

White chickens gather at a feeder.
April 18, 2022 - Filed Under: Youth Poultry, Poultry

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Keeping buffalo wings on menus is a supply chain issue that goes all the way back to procedures farm workers follow to protect the health of commercially grown chickens.

Two young women display a lamb in a show ring.
February 11, 2022 - Filed Under: 4-H, 4-H Livestock Program, Youth Livestock

JACKSON, Miss. -- Lily and Emma Grace Putnam raised their Mississippi-bred reserve champion lamb in their Sunflower County pasture, which they recently finished fencing in with the help of loans and grants.

“We have always had the land and have been pasturing it in piece by piece as we’ve been able to, but we needed to complete the fencing this year so we could finish breeding our ewes,” said Lily Putnam, a Sunflower County 4-H’er based in Sunflower County. “The loan was helpful to me because we used it to buy equipment to get ready for lambing and start a breeding business.”

A goat stands in front of a fence.
June 10, 2021 - Filed Under: 4-H, 4-H Livestock Program, Youth Livestock, Agriculture, Agri-business, Goats and Sheep

Dairy goats make up a niche market of the Mississippi livestock industry, but their popularity is growing across the state. Interest has grown among 4-H livestock program members, people who participate in various other showmanship contests and people who want goat milk products.

Success Stories

A woman crouches, holding a plaque, with a girl on her left and a boy and steer on her right.
4-H, 4-H Livestock Program, Family, Children and Parenting, MSU Extension Head Start
Volume 8 Number 2

The 2022 Sale of Champions generated a preliminary total of $448,500, approximately $40,000 more than last year and the highest ever. 

A woman and a man standing in front of a mural and lamppost.
4-H, 4-H Livestock Program, Leadership
Volume 8 Number 1

Leaving a Lasting Legacy

Former Simpson County 4-H’er highlights Extension agent’s legacy

Children notice everything, and they remember. When children watch a man use his personal resources and take extra time just for them, when they listen to his words of encouragement through disappointments and triumphs, and when they watch him demonstrate boundless patience whatever the circumstance, those children remember.

 

A man sits in a chair with his hands on his knees.
4-H Livestock Program, Agriculture, Livestock
Volume 7 Number 2

Investing in the future

Whether it’s in time, resources, hard work, or even patience, investment is at the center of showing livestock.

An older man and a young man stand next to each other smiling.
4-H, 4-H Livestock Program, Family
Volume 1 Number 1

4-H offers family time, life lessons

Raising championship hogs is a family tradition for Humphreys County 4-H’er Nic Carter, and the college freshman is leaving big boots for his sister and cousins to fill.

An older man, a woman, and a teenage boy around a green tractor.
4-H, Youth Livestock, Corn, Farming, Livestock
Volume 1 Number 1

Four generations of 4-H’ers span the century 

Mississippi State University Extension celebrated its centennial in 2014. The organization has touched countless lives in the last 100 years, including four generations of 4-H’ers in one family

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Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 7:00pm

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