State Specialists at Mississippi State University:
Dean Jousan, PhD
Extension 4-H Livestock Specialist
Mississippi State, MS 39762
Area Extension Livestock Agents:
Carroll County Extension Service
P.O. Box 59
Carrollton, MS 38917
Claiborne County Extension Service
P.O. Box 529
Port Gibson, MS 39150
Clarke County Extension Service
P.O. Box 109
Quitman, MS 39355
Northeast District Extension Office
P.O. Box 1690
Verona, MS 38879
Forrest County Extension Service
952 Sullivan Drive
Hattiesburg, MS 39401
Franklin County Extension Service
P.O. Box 368
Meadville, MS 39653
Northwest District Extension Office
101 Veterans Dr.
Oxford, MS 38655
Rankin County Extension Service
601 Marquette Road
Brandon, MS 39042
Horsemanship clinics, camps and competitions are uniting young horse enthusiasts with mature, experienced riders across the state as interest booms in the sometimes athletic and always fun equine activities.
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.
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.
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.
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/.
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