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A woman scrapes vegetable scraps off a cutting board into a countertop compost bin.
February 21, 2024

RAYMOND, Miss. -- Many of the practices associated with sustainability, such as recycling, can be extended into the garden. Composting is a way to help reduce organic waste that goes to the landfill and helps feed gardens. These organic materials, which include grass clippings, leaves and other yard wastes, account for about 30% of trash that goes to the landfill.

February 9, 2024

STARKVILLE, Miss.

A piece of pine tree bark with Ips beetle grooves.
February 5, 2024

RAYMOND, Miss. -- As drought takes its toll on Mississippi’s trees, foresters encourage landowners and homeowners to be on the lookout for pine bark beetles as spring arrives.

Success Stories

Downtown lights shining along the sidewalk.
Volume 9 Number 3

The Excellence in Tourism Leadership Program is training volunteers, employees, and board members involved in Mississippi’s tourism sector and related organizations as they build networks with fellow tourism professionals.

Two children kayaking on the water.
Volume 9 Number 3

When the Mississippi State University Extension Service started organizing 4-H Kayaking Clubs, Kim Gowdy, Extension agent in Jackson County, was convinced it would be a great fit for local youth.

A man wearing a cowboy hat and pink polo looking out over a field and a man in a maroon shirt and sunglasses behind him.
Volume 9 Number 3

Gaddis & McLaurin might sound more like the name of a law firm than a general store, but the name is synonymous with all manner of dry goods in the Hinds County community of Bolton and has been since the 1870s.

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Assistant Extension Professor