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Pine trees grow in the forest.
October 14, 2021 - Filed Under: Farming, Forestry, Carbon Credits, Timber Harvest

Mississippians are exploring the relatively new and growing carbon offset market, although many issues related to this market remain under discussion. Larry Oldham, soil specialist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, said daily, normal activities such as driving vehicles, manufacturing, industrial production and agricultural practices release carbon into the atmosphere.

A man kneels in a sweet potato field.
October 13, 2021 - Filed Under: Sweet Potatoes

Mississippi’s nationally significant sweet potato harvest is shaping up to be below average because of flooding both early and late in the growing season. The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates the sweet potato crop to be 37% harvested as of Oct. 10. USDA estimates 38% is in fair condition and 48% in good condition

Different colored pumpkins in a line.
October 8, 2021 - Filed Under: Other Vegetables, Pumpkins

Pumpkins are a fall staple and a great way to add a bit of festive decor to your home. I’ve had a pumpkin display out at my home since mid-September. I’ll keep this fall arrangement up until after Thanksgiving and then replace it with Christmas lights and decor.

Raking leaves
September 28, 2021 - Filed Under: Soil Testing, Lawn and Garden, Herb Gardens, Turfgrass and Lawn Management, Vegetable Gardens

Autumn is officially here! It’s not hard to love this time of year. Temperatures are cooling, leaves are changing, and there will be more branches than foliage soon. It’s hard not to love this time of year! As we close out this calendar year, it’s easy to convince yourself there’s not much to do in the yard. Take a break, but also take time to check off these tasks

September 20, 2021 - Filed Under: Agriculture, Livestock, Beef

Mississippi beef producers are invited to attend the 2021 North Mississippi Beef Expo on Oct. 21 and 22. Topics include beef genetics, mineral supplementation, cattle market updates, beef cattle herd health and research updates from the MSU Prairie Research Unit.

Success Stories

Two masked women with glasses and brown hair holding a brown bag.
4-H, Commercial Horticulture, Healthy Homes Initiative, Food and Health, Health, Coronavirus, Nutrition
Volume 7 Number 2

Extension Brown Bags flying off shelves in DeSoto County

Mississippi State University Extension agents in DeSoto County are partnering with public librarians throughout the county to distribute Extension Brown Bags to members of the community. Extension has offered a range of educational programs at these libraries, so joining with them to expand the giveaways was a natural choice.

A catfish net rises in the foreground with 2 men standing on a boat in back.
Agriculture, Catfish
Volume 7 Number 2

Catfish production continues in Mississippi, and despite labor shortages slowing processing, pond inventories remain strong. Superior Catfish, based in Noxubee County, continues distributing Mississippi-born and bred catfish nationwide.

A man and woman wearing masks hold each side of a banner that reads “2020 Winner $2,500.”
4-H, Agriculture, Livestock, Dairy
Volume 7 Number 2

Full circle

As a farmer for more than 37 years, Dot Fleming understands the law of the harvest. So, when she had the opportunity to channel a $2,500 donation from the America’s Farmers Grow Communities program to the nonprofit of her choice, she immediately chose Calhoun County’s 4-H club. She says she wanted to give back to the program that nurtured her family and that she has supported for years.

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.

A smiling couple standing next to each other in a garden.
Agriculture, Crops, Commercial Horticulture, Farming, Lawn and Garden
Volume 7 Number 2

Growers address nutrition and criminal justice shortfalls

Growing vegetables and raising farm animals are demanding endeavors by themselves. Kevin and Teresa Springs are already succeeding at these activities, but their sights are set on combining them with their backgrounds in criminal justice to address greater societal challenges.

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