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Black cows stand in a herd in a green pasture near trees.
May 9, 2023

Mississippi cattle operations must constantly improve efficiency to remain profitable, as rising production costs are decreasing the benefit of high market prices. Brandi Karisch, beef specialist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, said beef production is a significant component of the state’s agricultural economy, with a total estimated value of $318 million in 2022.

Distant cows graze in a fenced pasture.
March 13, 2023

The E.G. (Gene) Morrison Brown Loam Branch Experiment Station in Hinds County, which has sat largely vacant for two years, now has a new purpose, updated facilities and a new life after reopening this spring. The research station, part of the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station at Mississippi State University, is a 1,700-acre facility dedicated to cattle, forage and agronomic crop research. It is part of the Central Mississippi Research and Extension Center in Raymond.

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February 28, 2023

VERONA, Miss.

Success Stories

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.

A man and woman standing next to each other, smiling for a photo.
Volume 8 Number 3

Opening the right lines of communication is usually a prerequisite for anyone planning to start their own business.

A man sits behind the steering wheel of a car parked in a cow pasture filled with cows.
Volume 2 Number 2

Extension continues assisting one of Mississippi’s most successful beef producers

Beef cattle producer Jacob “Jake” Megehee identifies cattle producers’ needs and publicizes them at the highest levels. Elected officials and fellow cattlemen all over the country respect his personal success raising and selling beef cattle through Megehee Cattle Company.

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Your Extension Experts

Portrait of Ms. Libby Suzanne Durst
Extension Associate II
Portrait of Dr. Brandi Bourg Karisch
Assoc Extension/Research Prof
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Assistant Professor