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March 9, 2015 - Filed Under: About Extension

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- People around the world can learn what land-grant university researchers and Extension professionals have accomplished through a new online resource.

Mississippi State University and its partner institutions in the national Association of Public and Land-grant Universities launched a new website to highlight research and Extension impacts on March 2.

February 12, 2015 - Filed Under: About Extension, Lawn and Garden, Flower Gardens

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Gary Bachman, host of the multimedia series Southern Gardening, began a one-year term as president of the Southern Region of the American Society for Horticultural Science on Feb. 1.

January 27, 2015 - Filed Under: About Extension, Plant Diseases

RAYMOND, Miss. -- Rebecca Melanson recently joined the Mississippi State University Extension Service as a plant pathologist.

She will focus on disease management issues in fruits, vegetables and nuts.

January 21, 2015 - Filed Under: About Extension, Equine

MISSISSIPPI STATE -- Mississippi’s horse owners and riding enthusiasts have a new resource to assist them with issues related to pleasure and competitive equine activities.

December 22, 2014 - Filed Under: Dairy, About Extension

TYLERTOWN -- Mississippi State University and Louisiana State University will celebrate 25 years of bringing management and marketing information to dairy producers in early January.

The 25th annual Mississippi-Louisiana Dairy Management Conference will be Jan. 8 at the Southwest Events Center in Tylertown. The MSU Extension Service and the LSU AgCenter plan and conduct this annual event to meet the educational needs of dairy farmers in both states.

December 8, 2014 - Filed Under: About Extension

MISSISSIPPI STATE -- A Mississippi State University Extension Service specialist is taking her financial literacy message to television -- and winning awards for it.

The Mississippi State University Brown Loam Branch Experiment Station was renamed in honor of E.G. "Gene" Morrison on Nov. 20, 2014, who served as its superintendent for 33 years. Morrison, third from left, is pictured with the new sign along with Mississippi Senator Perry Lee, far left; Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station director George Hopper; Central Mississippi Research and Extension Center Head Sherry Surrette; Vice President for the Division of Agriculture, Forestry and Veterinar
November 21, 2014 - Filed Under: Agriculture, About Extension

RAYMOND -- E.G. “Gene” Morrison spent more than 40 years with Mississippi State University, where he devoted his career to research projects aimed at improving livestock production methods.

On Nov. 20, 2014, former colleagues, friends and family celebrated with him as the MSU Brown Loam Branch Experiment Station was named in his honor. Morrison, a native of Utica, served at the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station facility as superintendent for 33 years, beginning in 1956.

October 10, 2014 - Filed Under: About Extension

CRYSTAL SPRINGS -- A new horticulture research scientist joined the Mississippi State University Extension Service and Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station Oct. 1.

A specialist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service surveys agricultural damage with a Winston County resident following the tornado that hit on April 28, 2014. A grant will enable Extension to re-evaluate disaster efforts in communities across the state. (File photo by MSU Ag Communications/Linda Breazeale)
October 9, 2014 - Filed Under: Disaster Preparedness, About Extension

MISSISSIPPI STATE -- A new grant will enable Mississippi State University Extension Service leaders to refine the organization’s efforts to help communities prepare for and recover from disasters.

With offices in all 82 Mississippi counties, Extension agents and specialists provide “boots on the ground” assistance in communities following disasters. They receive training in advance to complete tasks such as agricultural damage assessment, shelter assistance and distribution of educational recovery materials.

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October 2, 2014 - Filed Under: Agriculture, Farming, About Extension

MISSISSIPPI STATE -- Mississippi’s oldest agricultural television news show begins its 38th season Oct. 3 on Mississippi Public Broadcasting.

Farmweek, produced by the Mississippi State University Extension Service and the MSU Office of Agricultural Communications, airs weekly on Mississippi Public Broadcasting and RFD-TV.

Artis Ford, Farmweek’s managing editor and reporter for almost 30 years, said Friday’s show will mark the 1,880th airing. Viewers also will notice a few changes this season as a result of a viewership survey conducted in 2014.

August 8, 2014 - Filed Under: About Extension

MISSISSIPPI STATE – The National Association of County Agricultural Agents recognized six Mississippi State University Extension Service experts for their skill in connecting with clients.

MSU personnel won top honors in four of the 14 categories in the association’s Communications Awards Program.

August 8, 2014 - Filed Under: About Extension, Agriculture

By Sid Salter
MSU Office of Public Affairs

Regions Bank representatives joined Mississippi State University Division of Agriculture, Forestry and Veterinary Medicine administrators and faculty to recognize the winners of the 2014 Regions Bank-DAFVM, MSU Superior Faculty Awards on July 25, 2014. Back row, from left: Walt Stephens, Regions Greenville City president; Gregory Bohach, DAFVM vice president; Samuel W. Slaughter III, Regions Starkville City president; and George Jarman, Regions Delta City president. Front row, from left: Service Award winne
July 30, 2014 - Filed Under: About Extension
July 24, 2014 - Filed Under: About Extension, Family Financial Management

MISSISSIPPI STATE -- An experienced consumer economics professor has been named the new family financial management specialist for the Mississippi State University Extension Service.

June 18, 2014 - Filed Under: About Extension, Forages

NEWTON -- The Mississippi State University Extension Service and Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station welcomed a plant materials specialist on June 16.

June 2, 2014 - Filed Under: About Extension, Health

MISSISSIPPI STATE -- Mississippi State University has a new source for health-related programs.

May 23, 2014 - Filed Under: About Extension

MISSISSIPPI STATE -- Mississippi State University faculty member Rita W. Green will serve another year on a key policymaking board for the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Mississippi State University Extension Service agents Reid Nevins, left, of Lowndes County and Ty Jones of Madison County are a few of the many innovative, young agents who are renewing Extension’s commitment to its motto: “Extending Knowledge. Changing Lives.” As Extension celebrates its 100th birthday, agents across the state continue to provide research-based information to help families, farmers and communities. (Photo by MSU Ag Communications/Keri Lewis)
May 20, 2014 - Filed Under: Agriculture, Technology, About Extension

JACKSON – For Extension agents, education is more than the exchange of information. It’s personal. It is a connection to their students and a sense of responsibility for the outcomes.

It’s been that way since 1914, when the Cooperative Extension Service was established by the Smith-Lever Act. In the past 100 years, the organization, now known in the state as the Mississippi State University Extension Service, has delivered research-based information to Mississippians that helped them raise crops, livestock and families.

Meaghan Gordon, marketing coordinator at the Mississippi State University Office of Agricultural Communications, cuts the cake May 8, 2014 at the Bost Extension Center that commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Extension Service. Friends of the Extension Service gathered in similar events around the state to celebrate the anniversary. (Photo by MSU Public Affairs/Megan Bean)
May 9, 2014 - Filed Under: About Extension
Sanford Johnson strives to make Mississippi a better place by improving graduation rates and teen health through public education reforms. Johnson credits his motivation and abilities to the time he spent in the Mississippi State University Extension Service's 4-H Youth Development Program. (Photo by MSU Ag Communications/Kat Lawrence)
May 1, 2014 - Filed Under: 4-H, Youth Projects, Family, About Extension

JACKSON – A 4-H’ers lifetime dedication to “making the best better” resulted in a non-profit organization that intends to make Mississippi a better place.

Sanford Johnson, a native of Starkville, spent eight years in 4-H and said the skills he learned in the Mississippi State University Extension Service youth development program improved his life.

Five years ago Johnson and Rachel Hicks Canter, another former 4-H’er, created Mississippi First, a non-profit organization that aims to improve the state’s graduation rates and teen health with public education reforms.

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