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Two men in beekeeping attire examine bee hive boxes.
March 26, 2019 - Filed Under: Beekeeping

The number of people in Mississippi taking up beekeeping as a hobby is growing, and commercial-scale production is holding steady -- for now.

March 22, 2019 - Filed Under: Agriculture, Natural Resources

Landowners will receive insights into oil and gas lease issues during daylong educational events April 30 in Oktibbeha County.

March 21, 2019 - Filed Under: Cotton

A Mississippi State cotton agronomist is the new head of the university’s Department of Plant and Soil Sciences.

Darrin Dodds, a 12-year veteran of the department, takes the helm April 1.

An overcast sky is reflected in water standing over and between the rows of a muddy field.
March 15, 2019 - Filed Under: Corn, Soils, Disaster Recovery

Recent rainfall in north Mississippi has flooded many areas and made much Delta farmland unworkable as the time approaches for planting and other traditional tasks.

March 4, 2019 - Filed Under: Agriculture, Crops, Farming, Forages, Livestock, Natural Resources, Fisheries, Forestry, Wildlife

Central Mississippi agricultural producers and industry professionals met with Mississippi State University personnel to discuss research and education priorities at the 2019 Producer Advisory Council meeting on Feb. 20.

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Agriculture, Crops, Corn, Community, Disaster Preparedness, Disaster Response
Volume 4 Number 3

When Calhoun County supervisors helped buy a grain bin rescue tube for their fire departments, they hoped no one would ever have to use it

A woman wearing a white visor, maroon shirt, jeans, and boots marks a clipboard as five cows and three calves rest under a tree.
About Extension, Beef, Marketing and Business Planning, Rural Development, Food, Food Safety, Health, Nutrition, Rural Health
Volume 4 Number 3

See what's new in Extension: Gather for First Extension Beef-Production Workshop, the Food Factor Goes Digital, Extension Professionals Share Expertise, and Extension Offers New HappyHealthy Program. 

A man wearing a green and white plaid shirt, blue jeans, and a brown baseball cap stands in front of a bright red machine parked inside a metal building.
4-H, 4-H Livestock Program, Youth Livestock, Youth Projects, Agriculture, Crops, Corn, Soybeans, Wheat, Livestock, Beef
Volume 4 Number 3

Greg Chambers is one Mississippi producer who’s focused on innovating. Whether he’s growing soybeans and wheat on his Prentiss County property or raising cattle and goats on other acres, Chambers is always looking for a better, more efficient way of doing things.

The sun shines over the horizon stretching above a corn field.
Agriculture, Crops, Corn
Volume 4 Number 3

Approximately 500,000 acres of corn were harvested statewide in 2018, including from these Northeast Mississippi rows in Noxubee County. 

A couple stands among crop rows. The woman, left, has short brown hair, a pink shirt, and khaki pants, and  a taller man wears a white and tan baseball cap, a checkerboard-striped shirt, and blue jeans.
Agriculture, Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Farming, Agricultural Engineering
Volume 4 Number 3

Lonnie Fortner was the first row-crop producer in southwest Mississippi to use many of the same precision ag technologies that are now commonplace.

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