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Clay A. CavinderState Specialists at Mississippi State University:

Dean Jousan, PhD
Extension 4-H Livestock Specialist
Box 9815
Mississippi State, MS 39762
Voice: 662-325-2424
Fax: 662-325-8873
Email: djousan@ads.msstate.edu

 

Area Extension Livestock Agents:

Kipp Brown
Carroll County Extension Service
P.O. Box 59
Carrollton, MS 38917
Voice: (662)-237-6926
Fax: (662)-237-6959
Email: kippb@ext.msstate.edu

Cliff Covington
Claiborne County Extension Service
P.O. Box 529
Port Gibson, MS 39150
Voice: (601)-437-5011
Fax: (601)-437-4430
Email: cliffc@ext.msstate.edu

Roy Higdon
Clarke County Extension Service
P.O. Box 109
Quitman, MS 39355
Voice: (601)-776-3951
Fax: (601)-776-1023
Email: royh@ext.msstate.edu

Mike Howell
Northeast District Extension Office
P.O. Box 1690
Verona, MS 38879
Voice: (662)-566-2201
Fax: (662)-566-2257
Email: mhowell@ext.msstate.edu

Mike Keene
Forrest County Extension Service
952 Sullivan Drive
Hattiesburg, MS 39401
Voice: (601)-545-6083
Fax: (601)-545-6173
Email: mikek@ext.msstate.edu

Mark Mowdy
Franklin County Extension Service
P.O. Box 368
Meadville, MS 39653
Voice: (601)-384-2349
Fax: (601)-384-4390
Email: markm@ext.msstate.edu

Lance Newman
Northwest District Extension Office
101 Veterans Dr.
Oxford, MS 38655
Voice: (662)-234-4451
Fax: (662)-236-5704
Email: lancen@ext.msstate.edu

Houston Therrell
Rankin County Extension Service
601 Marquette Road
Brandon, MS 39042
Voice: (601)-825-1461
Fax: (601)-824-7227
Email: houstont@ext.msstate.edu

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News

A man on a horse leans as they race around a colorful barrel.
Filed Under: Equine, Community, Family, Lawn and Garden July 18, 2018

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Just summarizing the drastic increase in activities held at the Mississippi Horse Park over its 19-year history does not do justice to the uniqueness of this facility and the challenges it has faced.

The Mississippi Horse Park, which grew from 23 events in 1999 to 100 in 2017, is a Mississippi State University facility operated in partnership with the city of Starkville and Oktibbeha County. It generates all the funds needed to support its operations.

Bricklee Miller, horse park director, said the facility recently received its first grant from the Mississippi Development Authority to advance its activities.

Filed Under: Commercial Fruit and Nuts, Green Industry, Organic Fruit and Vegetables, Other Vegetables, Corn, Cotton, Nuts, Peanuts, Soybeans, Equine, Goats and Sheep, Poultry, Lawn and Garden, Forestry, Seafood Economics, Seafood Harvesting and Processing March 7, 2018

ELLISVILLE, Miss. -- Mississippi State University representatives met with agricultural clients in Ellisville recently to discuss research and education needs for 2018. More than 115 individuals attended this year's event.

A Mississippi State University specialist stands before a room of seated meeting participants.
Filed Under: Commercial Fruit and Nuts, Green Industry, Organic Fruit and Vegetables, Other Vegetables, Nuts, Forages, Beef, Equine, Goats and Sheep, Swine February 26, 2018

Agricultural clients met with Mississippi State University personnel to discuss research and education needs during the annual Producer Advisory Council Meeting for the southwest region February 20.

The side view of a bridled and saddled brown horse inside a corral.
Filed Under: Equine November 21, 2017

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Eleven registered American Quarter Horses from the Mississippi State University equine unit in the Department of Animal and Dairy Sciences will be available for online purchase this weekend.

The auction begins at 8 a.m. Nov. 24 and concludes at 8 p.m. Nov. 26. Descriptions, images and registration papers for each horse may be viewed online at https://auction.msucares.com/.

Tom McBeath of Union, Mississippi, explains a riding pattern he will judge to a group of young women. McBeath, a long-time volunteer with the Mississippi 4-H Program, is the American Youth Horse Council Adult Leader of the Year. (Photo by Jeff Homan)
Filed Under: Youth Livestock, Equine May 10, 2017

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- A long-time volunteer with the Mississippi 4-H program is the American Youth Horse Council Adult Leader of the Year.

Tom McBeath of Union, Mississippi, received the honor at the recent American Youth Horse Council symposium in Wakefield, Massachusetts. He has spent nearly four decades working with youth to establish strong foundations for successful experiences with horses.

Success Stories

A man and two girls stand in a barn with three horses.
Youth Livestock, Equine
Volume 4 Number 1

Mississippi 4-H youth horse instructor Tom McBeath takes great pride in having taught two generations of students, and he is now recognized as one of the best in the country at what he does.

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